Day 1
Demystifying Mental Health at Work
Tuesday 20th March

Exploring anxiety and depression
Psychosis and suicidal thoughts
Effective communication
Chakra’s Early Intervention and Mental Health Protocols
Guest speakers and personal stories

Day 2
Understanding Stress and Building Resilience
Wednesday 21st March

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 and 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.

“Together we have got ourselves to a position where we are ready to win awards!”

Raj Gill

Opthalmic Director, Specsavers