MHFA open course - November 2021
Amazing course real eye opener for me personally. i feel after this course i can really go away and help people, not only that i would like to take this skill further and getting deeper skills in to the mental health side of things so i could help people more than i can already. thank you for everything.
Excellent course delivered in an exceptional manner by a very knowledgable and relateable instructor.
Great experience although I’m not the most confident in groups I found it easy to be a part of the activities and it was amazing education within the mental health subject, this has definitely enhances my ability to support others in situations of poor mental health and to give advice for people experiencing similar problems. Thanks again for this opportunity.
I found the course content very useful and insightful. The sessions have been delivered in a clear and professional manner, with plenty of opportunity for group discussions and reflection. I have discovered more about myself during the course and been able to better understand others too, so I genuinely hope to be able to help other maintain good mental health and make improvements to their lives.
It was a wonderful opportunity. Roles plays, videos and manuals are very helpful to put the learning into perspective and action. I would recommend to advise the course to be taken in a isolation room and in silence. It was difficult for me to share as the other were because i was right in the middle of all my work team and wasn't confortable as i would normally. Thank you very much Steve, you were absolutly a great inspiration.
Steve Carr is an amazing instructor, very knowledgeable and understanding.Loved meeting everyone on the course, everyone is so lovely and was good to be able to chat feeling confident about this subject Would defiantly recommend this course to everyone. Ive learnt so much and can't wait to inform people of my new achievement.
Steve is great at conducting this course,I would recommend this to a friend or colleague in a heart best, this course would benefit anyone who sits it.
Steve was a fantastic instructor. Really genuine and with a great deal of experience and openness.I really hadn't given Mental Health much thought before starting this course, and it is a real eye-opener.T hank you!!!!
Steve was so informative, he interacted well with the group. He listened and made people feel very comfortable in talking about their own experiences. He explained everything so well and I have come away with so much more knowledge and could not recommend the course enough.
The most powerful course I have been on in a very long time. Steve delivered this exceptionally well and the contribution from everyone on the course just added to that.It has been emotional at times, with a very serious message. I hope to fulfil my role effectively whilst raising awareness.Thank you so very much, I have gained so much by being on this. If I can help just one person, it has been a worthwhile exercise.
This course has been hugely insightful and 100% worth taking. I have learnt so much not only from Steve, but also listening to other members of the group. I feel so much more confident now in approaching someone who is struggling with their mental health. Knowing what to say and what not to say. When to speak and when and how to listen. The only reason I have marked myself down slightly on the confidence is because I will need to refer back to my course manual, however the course manual is fantastic and holds so much useful information that I have no doubt that once I have read through a couple more times, my confidence will be even higher.
Very well put together, great information in a timely fashion. Excellently delivered by Steve. Would highly recommend to any human being who cares about anyone else, or even just cares about themselves!
South Ribble Council - October 2021
A very well presented course, very interesting and thought-provoking, has made me much more aware of various Mental Health issues and i feel more confident of being able to help
Absolutely fantastic course and fantastic instructor. The course was very informative and was delivered fantastically.
Brilliant course, very emotive and thought-provoking and delivered exceptionally well.
The course was really excellent, the course manual and workbook were extremely thorough and professional and is certainly something I will refer back to in the future to help in various scenarios. The course tutor Steven Carr was exceptional, very calm and easy to communicate with whilst clearly having a huge knowledge of the industry and what the best way to help people is. Couldn't recommend the course enough as it has vastly improved my knowledge of various different MH issues people can have and the best ways to support people going through this. Thank you!
I really enjoyed the course and I would definitely recommend it to other friends and colleagues. Steve was a great tutor he was really engaging and really helped us explore our own thoughts and learning rather than just talking at us all the time.
One of the best courses I have ever attended, full of information, real-life examples, useful links and resources and a fantastic instructor. I would certainly recommend this course to anyone looking to expand their knowledge of Mental health and the services available to them, to help support others in crisis.
One of the best courses that I have attended - great content and amazing tutor. Steve - you have a very soothing and relaxing voice, you should consider narrating e-books or doing podcasts! Thanks, Reece.
The course trainer was excellent. Very knowledgeable and relatable.
The course was really informative and has given me such a good insight into mental health first aid. The confidence I have gained will really help me if I am needing to provide help to anyone in the future. Steve was a brilliant instructor.
The course was very thought-provoking, well-structured, a great mix of practical exercises and theory etc. The course instructor, Steve was excellent - thank you very much!
Thoroughly enjoyed the course, to the point where I am going to explore more mental health courses with MHFA England. I can say it is the best course I have attended, and that's thanks our Course Instructor Steve Carr who were incredibly knowledgeable, the pace Steve ran the course were perfect. The information and presentation of the course was fantastic. I felt he was open to any questions asked and very respectful of the way the attendees felt during the course. I would and will be recommending the course to other colleagues. I have come away feeling confident with the knowledge we have been given in supporting people with mental health and the brilliant additional recourses which Steve gave to us to assist us in the way of apps and mental health resources and services. Thank you Kerry.
Very informative course with helpful explanations from instructor. Good course structure and home learning resources.
Very informative, the pace of learning was good. I found it both challenging and thought provoking.
Martin Currie Associates - October 2021
A very worthwhile course that I would recommend everyone to attend. Being able to recognise signs of mental health issues is invaluable and could help save someone's life. Absolutely brilliant course. The best my company offered and organised so far. The knowledge, awareness and skills you gain can be applied not only in the workplace, but in your day-to-day life; from complete strangers to your family/friends, or even yourself. Thank you, Steve.
I found this course very useful and eye-opening. It is also a great reminder that everyone has been through difficult times or had difficult experiences, even if they appear fine on the surface/at the present time. Thank you Steve!
Really intense course. Glad we decided to do it over 4 weeks rather than 2 solid days as it was a very powerful experience that has continued to help us support our most valuable resource - our people. It is also going to help outside of work with family and friends in particular and enable me to step into wider situations I may have not felt comfortable getting involved in before this course.
Really useful material and now feel I have some framework to deal with supporting friends/co-workers with regards to MH.
I feel I would like to learn more and help others as unfortunately there is still a stigma attached with MH. Steve is an excellent instructor.
Steve has been amazing. His calm manner and approachable nature encourage openness and engagement throughout the course. Well done Steve.
More courses will be booked and Martin Currie would like to work in partnership with you on our mental health journey.
Steve has presented this course extremely well. His teaching approach has been so inclusive and you can't help but pay full attention to everything he has said. I have learnt so much from participating in this course and will highly recommended Steve to others.
Although this has been mentally tough, I have fully enjoyed this course and feel as though I am finishing with so much more knowledge than i thought I would. Thank you for your time and effort Steve - we really appreciate it.
Steve was very knowlegable and personable and I can't rate him highly enough, The course was very interesting and I have learned so much in these 4 sessions. I have also rated my current confidence and knowledge as 8 following the course, which isn't a reflection of the course but more that in order to bring that to a 10 I would need time and real world application.Thanks again the course was really well structured.
Steve was knowledgeable, approachable & there was no pressure to answer when you weren't comfortable.Very informative and useful! Gained a lot of confidence and knowledge
Lancashire Mind - September 2021
I thought the course was very useful and very interesting. I liked the way the there was pre, individual learning which related to the live sessions.
I thought the live sessions ran really smoothly and Steve Carr was brilliant. The ALGEE Action Plan is brilliant and the Course Manual book is really useful and I will be referring to both of them in the future.
In the past, I've dealt with persons mental health issues and often thought 'is this right' or 'am I doing the right thing'. Having worked through the course, I now feel more confident in my approach to someone who is experiencing poor mental health and I now have a huge resource that will help me to assist others.
Steve Carr was brilliant - so good at communicating clearly and delivery of sessions. Felt completely comfortable throughout the whole course and supported.
Steve was really informative and always welcomed any further questioning. I think the use of breakouts worked well as we got to talk on a closer level with other professionals who may have a different view.
Overall a positive experience!! Thank you so much to Steve for his time and patience. It was a really good course and really insightful helping me reflect on my own learning, understanding and experiences.
The whole course was broken down into small portions so it wasn't too much information to take in, the instructor created a fantastic atmosphere throughout the training sessions and catered the training around the team. He made great interaction with the team and helped everyone feel at ease.
Steve was always there to support staff if they needed it. He also recommended some other courses which seem fantastic and i will be looking into these in the near future.
Mclaughlin and Harvey - August 2021
It is a very insightful course, really enjoyed it... lessons which are applicable to everyday life and dealing with people. Very important to remember that mental health isn't all negative, bad or poor - self-awareness is key. Being non-judgemental and empathetic was eye-opening and described clearly.
Before the course, I was very ignorant of Mental Health and couldn't recognize if someone had a problem and would tend to avoid these situations. I now realize that I have dealt with mental health issues of others in the past without knowing it and I would now be more confident to actively approach people instead of avoiding them now that I have the resources.
Have been an advocate for mental health for a long time and pressed for this course for 3 years during my PDF review.30 years as a police officer - trauma, murders, terrorism, death, destruction and dealing daily with the bad but also with the really good has helped with some knowledge. The course and the delivery by Steve were exceptional. Great to have undertaken this course and look forward to working with him on an upcoming project.Exceptional. Really good course.
I found the course very informative and it filled the gaps in my knowledge regarding how to help someone in crisis. The course was well structured and easy to follow and a good pace.
Steve carried out the course very well. He provided a lot of information which has helped everyone in the group have better understandings of dealing and assisting those with mental health issues. He was resourceful and give excellent advise.
Dunster Beach - May 2021
I believe I have gained a lot of Knowledge of which will help me in the future to support colleges, friends or family who experience any form of mental health.
I found the course challenged preconceived ideas and changed my perspective in a very positive way. I was hoping this course would give me the confidence to know what to say to someone who needed support but I feel that it gave me so much more.
I feel I could start that conversation, help find professional support and keep myself well. Thank you.
Steve is so knowledgeable and passionate about the content and made it informal but professional and informative. Great pace and energy throughout. 100% recommend!
This has been a fantastic training course. I have gained a lot of knowledge in mental health and feel I will be more confident in putting it into practice in my workplace. Steve was a very friendly trainer with lots of experience. Thank you.
This was a fabulous course to be involved in. I have learnt so much, and I would say I think everyone should go through this course. The information you glean, the signposts that you learn about are absolutely invaluable.I am so glad we as an organisation went through the course as a team. The benefits are many and the hope and support we can now give are unmeasurable...but hugely positive. Steve's facilitating was very good. His style, encouragement, empathy, patience and delivery were so fitting for the course. It is reassuring that someone who has had his experience helps a great deal with understanding and completing the course. If I only take one thing away it will be that I can help people. Thank you for the course and the mate
Mclaughlin and Harvey - March 2021
" A very well present course that has allowed me to get a better understanding of mental health conditions and how to offer the support required to those in need. I certainly have a better knowledge of mental health."
"I feel much better equipped to assist individuals with mental health issues either at work or in my personal life. I am really grateful for the insight this has provided in respect of both the body and verbal communication skills needed to get the best outcome when assisting someone."
"I am really enthused about the future of the company with all the mental health first aiders now trained.A great step in the right direction."
"I found this course very informative and interesting in relation to dealing with mental health issues. I also found it helpful in understanding my own mental health in the wider social and professional setting. I gained a lot of knowledge from the MFHA course."
"Steve Carr is an excellent instructor, he made everyone very comfortable and provided a very open and trustworthy forum for discussion."
"My wife is an OT who works within mental health and she has had a look at the course manual and has said it is excellent. I would recommend the course to everyone to further their knowledge of mental health in general and first aid, not just for work but for every part of their lives. Thankyou!"
"It has been a very nice journey, my awareness have increased and also my confidence in helping others. The course is very well structure and the support materials and online module is very well design and delivered. Really enjoyed it and would feel more comfortable now to help someone with a mental health. problem."
"Steve is an excellent instructor, all employees should take this course."
"Very good, engaging and informative Very interesting, Steve was engaging. Course went quick, not too much work, (excessive) but a lot of areas covered. Happy to complete "homework" found interesting Useful information to take away and put to practice to hopefully help someone in need"
"Steve taught the course perfectly and always made it really knowledgable and interactive. I feel very confident now approaching situations that may be relating to mental health whether it be any in life's path. I am so happy I took part in the course."
" Steve was very honest & knowledgeable. He explained the course in great detail & took the time to listen to us all. Whilst the content of the course was sensitive & serious, overall I enjoyed my experience & taking part in the course. I feel have the confidence & tools to help others."
" This course was very insightful and the course leader had great knowledge and lead the course extremely well. I am happy that I attended."
" An excellent course from start to finish, extremely worthwhile and I know that it will prove to be of great benefit in the future. Would strongly encourage others to attend this course. Many Thanks Steve, your approach is first class."
" Really enjoyed the course, having had a lot of exposure to mental health personally within my family, I wanted to get a better understanding of the professional side. Would recommend people to do this course for sure and I feel like it should be imperative that everyone in a work place should HAVE to take this course."
" Steve Carr was an excellent instructor who I could not recommend highly enough.His honest and sincere delivery has been superb throughout these sessions."
"Steve has been very engaging, keen to hear from all of us and providing very useful feedback on our general comments and on each groups feedback from the group sessions.The course overall has been extremely useful, It has made me much more confident in starting the conversation on mental health."
" The course was absolutely brilliant and as a Board Director has given me a huge amount of information to help me deal with what is a very prevalent issue within the workplace. I will be recommending this to others within the business. Thank you Steve."
"The course was really informative and well presented and has helped me gain confidence in hopefully managing to help others in the future."
"Tthis cores has given me a greater understanding on metal health and effects this can have on people I still have a lot to digest and will do so over the coming weeks and months."
"Very enjoyable course, It was delivered as such that it included all involved and encouraged to contribute as much or as little as comfortable. From someone who was never great with mental health, it has not only opened my eyes, but changed my view and my behaviours toward mental health.all I can say is thank you."
HM Land Registery - April 2021
"Steve's openness and willingness to share his own experiences was extremely encouraging and insightful. Having more in-depth information on suicide prevention was also a big help. communicated everything really well and made sure everyone understood what was being taught."
"Thank you so much for this opportunity. It has been extremely helpful to be a part of this and the instructor was very honest and open which enabled me to appreciate the reality of mental health and how it can affect people."
"The course has been fantastic. Steve is a brilliant instructor and has role-modelled so well the qualities and approaches that will assist us in being effective MHFAs. He has encouraged and appreciated contributions, shared his own experiences in a really useful and open way, can't praise him highly enough. An excellent course, including the support material, thank you."
" Steve has been amazing in this course, being both open and honest with us about his own struggles in life as well as providing lots of helpful information. He has also been very understanding in any times where we need time or a break for ourselves. I will be forever grateful for the compassion shown and knowledge shared with us."
"I think that Steve was an amazing instructor. knowing that his learning was coming from a place of real knowledge and his own experiences really made a different. I thought that i would just be learning about mental health. But it was so much more. We learnt about each other's experiences in a confidential and supportive way. I learnt so much more than I thought I would. It was enlightening and informative and really has made a difference to how I see things. I am looking forward to being a support to others and want to thank Steve for running this course. Thank you."
" The course has been fantastic. Steve is a brilliant instructor, and has role-modelled so well the qualities and approaches that will assist us in being effective MHFAs. He has encouraged and appreciated contributions, shared his own experiences in a really useful and open way, can't praise him highly enough. An excellent course, including the support material, thank you."
Regional Director, Reed Accountancy.
"I first met Steve at a co-hosted Mental Health Awareness day and found him to be a very inspiring speaker.
I later looked Steve up to see if he could come and speak to my management team about psychological resilience and practical management tips. Steve - with a very short brief - created a bespoke workshop and brought along his partner Paul to support. Steve is incredibly engaging, captures the audience (even the sceptics!) - and Paul offers a tangible toolkit that any manager can use in the workplace. What they did for us other than the toolkit mentioned was to start the conversation, which in itself was very powerful.
Thanks Steve for delivering such a great workshop. Your authenticity is admirable and your story inspiring. Keep on changing the world; your work is so incredibly important. Hope to work with you again soon.
I would not hesitate in recommending Mindcanyon."
Head Coach at Soraya Dawn Coaching.
"I just wanted to Steve Carr for inviting me to an amazing life changing weekend. This man has overcome personal tragedy and carved a mindset which is so positive it is mind blowing…… He has taught me so much about the power of believing in yourself and how to overcome the past. Until Steve tapped into my psyche I had no idea that I was holding on to certain aspects of my life. He challenges with his ability to connect with people and I consider him to be a mastermind of his trade. Thank you Mr Carr."
Director at Stuart Doherty Transformation Coaching.
"Steve has an incredibly powerful personal story which he uses to tell of an intense journey from the depths of despair to soaring heights of transformation and is an admirable example of someone who changed his life and future through awareness, decision and action. His is a truly inspiring story of human possibility. That no situation is too bad to be to tell of an intense journey from the depths of despair to soaring heights of transformation and is an admirable example of someone who changed his life and future through awareness, decision and action. His is a truly inspiring story of human possibility. That no situation is too bad to be overcome with the right mindset. As a speaker he delivers his powerful message of transformation with great style and humour."
Teacher, Author, Business Owner.
"Steve is a passionate and driven individual with compassion and a desire to help those who have had to overcome extreme adversity and mental health problems. Steve has his own inspirational story of overcoming adversity that he uses to create hope and recovery with those he serves. I joined Steve’s Mindcanyon group inspired by Steve’s vision to change the world for the better and ended up working in partnership him. Steve is a rare inspirational, passionate and proactive gem."
Mental Health facilitator, Coach, Mentor.
"I have been working with Steve for tor the last year, working in the capacity of admin/writer for his admirable Mindcanyon mental health awareness and support group. Steve is one of those gifted and driven people who have a vision to change lives for the better - and then get it done. I have seen so many of Steve's gifts and talents - he is an amazing motivational speaker and has an incredible and inspiring story to tell. He is also a doer and takes on challenges head on. Steve is constantly learning, studying and evolving - so that he can be the best version of himself - and help others. He is a great mentor and leader and really nurtures those who he sees have a contribution to make, to better themselves and those they serve. Steve's knowledge of life/work related mental health issues is not only something he has studied - it is also something he has lived. I highly recommend Steve professionally and personally."