Lauren McGaw – CXC Global, Client Services Manager
The Aligned Minds team were very welcoming, providing a relaxed environment, allowing all voices to be heard. Delivering Mental Health education, prevention topics, true life experiences and support methods all in one. We were given the opportunity to interact openly and most of all to feel comfortable to do this – We all know it isn’t easy to communicate how we are feeling at times, high or lows. Aligned Minds provides key awareness to Mental Health, warning signs to be aware of, how to seek support, build confidence in ourselves to reach out or just to be there to listen to others.
Members of my family suffer from mental health and we need more avenues of awareness that Aligned Minds contribute to the community – Not only bringing people together but letting people know that we are not alone, how communication is key and just being there for one another can make the world of difference. When the session ended I called my family straight away to check in on them – I will most definitely be bringing them next time.
Thank you very much for the evening – I enjoyed it and found it helpful. It was apparent that you had each put your heart and soul into it and that made it an especially warm, safe and informative space. I’d be interested to hear about any future events.
Kevin Rimmer – Wicks, Regional Manager
After meeting with Rachel from Aligned Minds and looking at the well-being of myself and my team we managed to start a new way of thinking. I wasn’t sure what the reaction would be when the well-being meeting was on the meeting agenda but it soon became a lively topic with people opening up and talking about the daily stresses we encounter and how we can help each other. Our starting point was to put some rules around our ‘Whatsapp’ group and put in place a ‘lights out’ message after 18.30 and before 07:30. This has already really helped the team switch off when they are not working. More powerful than I imagined.
Phil Birley – Sentinel Scaffolding Ltd, Director
Very informative and delivered by practising NHS staff. The session was also very comfortable with little touches that made the whole session relaxing. People free to talk and share their experiences. Would highly recommend.
Nicola Clark – Wicks, Learning and Development Partner
Aligned Minds put on a really great session that focused on how to start a conversation when someone is feeling mentally unwell. The team gave some really great insight into the history of mental health and then offered advice on how to start those conversations. A really interesting and insightful evening. Thank you.
Great to see passion and knowledge come together. Rachel and Sophie delivered a great workshop drawing on their experience as mental health nurses and encouraging important conversations.
Excellent workshop attended by a diverse audience. Trainers were experienced and knowledgeable about fostering a positive learning environment. Would definitely attend again and would highly recommend.