Morning Session

Anxiety, Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

Exploring anxiety and depression

Psychosis and suicidal thoughts

Effective communication with


Chakra’s Early Intervention and Mental Health Protocols

Guest speakers and personal stories

Afternoon Session

Stress Resilience and Anger


Manifestation of stress in the brain

Impact of stress on the body

Consequences of long term stress such as adrenal fatigue and burnout

Exploring resilience for long-term impact

Tools & techniques to use at work

Guest speakers and personal stories



Ed Simpson is a former police officer who first experienced symptoms of depression after working with the parents of a boy in a mortuary. The former North Yorkshire Police sergeant said the mother’s screaming reaction “completely destroyed” him. Ed’s mental health deteriorated considerably and it was not until four years later that he was diagnosed with depression. Ed supports the Blue Light Campaign, set up by the mental health charity, Mind, in response to research showing that thousands of emergency service workers were struggling with depression and other mental health issues. We have heard Ed’s story when shared with an audience at Mindful Employer, Leeds in 2017 and there was not a single soul in the room who wasn’t moved by it. Do not miss this mindchanging personal account.


Darren Good has become a leading expert on personal safety and conflict resolution in the UK and has delivered training to the public, private and third sectors since 1996 when he set up and founded GoodSense Training. He has delivered personally over 2000 courses and GoodSense Training has delivered more than 10,000 courses. His knowledge in this area is vast and he has studied use of force systems since the age of sixteen. Darren is a Master Practitioner in NLP, and has expertise in coaching to drive behaviour change. He is a member of the Institute of Conflict Resolution (ICM), and works closely with the National Federation for Personal Safety (NFPS) to maintain his evidence based on current legal aspects.
“Wow! What an eye-opener! Great time had at our Tenant Business Breakfast with Chakra Corporate. We took away some amazing insight to how we as humans can use mental strength in a business environment and tools to manage it.” Joanna Pease

Manager, Hope Park Business Centre