Chris Brown

Chris is a freelance trainer, facilitator and consultant specialising in suicide prevention, mental health/wellbeing and LGBTQ+ inclusion.  As one of the co-founders of Grassroots Suicide Prevention she has developed expertise in suicide prevention, community engagement and in delivering training programmes including ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills) and safeTALK (Suicide Alertness for Everyone).  Chris has also designed and delivered a range …

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Jayne Knights

Jayne has been delivering training in Brighton for 13 years. After qualifying as a social worker and working as an adviser in London, she finally made it to the seaside and has been in Brighton since the mid-80s, doing a variety of benefits-related jobs. Having had such a long immersion in benefits world, she is familiar with just about every …

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Alex Langridge

Alex Langridge

Having worked in mental health fields for over ten years, Alex is the regional coordinator for the International Stress Management Association and a qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Alex is passionate about improving understanding of our mental health and works with participants in interactive and multi-sensory ways to encourage engagement and retention of learning. She has worked with the …

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Kate Dawson

Kate Dawson

Kate originally qualified as a social worker and has since gained 30 years’ worth of experience in the public sector and within mental health fields. Having contributed to development of the very first Adult Protection procedures in East Sussex, Kate has since managed safeguarding processes in a range of operational management roles. Now an independent trainer, she has worked with …

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Graeme Borrill

Graeme Borrill

Graeme is a training and development specialist with 20 years’ experience of delivering leadership, management and soft skills programmes to a range of private, public and voluntary sector organisations. His trainees have included, managers from the Independent Police Complaints Commission, the Line Management Group and Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service. In 2013, Graeme attained a ILM Level 7 Certificate in …

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Shaun Young

Shaun Young

Shaun has been working with vulnerable clients as a frontline worker for 20 years and backs up this professional experience with an honours degree in Behavioural Science. As a trainer since 1996, Shaun has since delivered training, consultancy and coaching to a wide range of organisations, including Mind, the University of Sussex and Maersk Shipping, and in countries as far …

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Phil Jameson

Phil has over 27 years’ experience teaching First Aid. He spent the first 25 years of his career in HM Prison Service as a PE teacher, teaching and practising First Aid on a regular basis, and now teaches full time around the UK. He consistently receives excellent feedback for the courses he delivers for BHT, for the lively and engaging …

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Merav Devere

Merav Devere

Merav’s training work has taken her around the world, to as far afield as Africa and South India. Having specialised in group work and counselling for 30 years, Merav has worked with a vast array of partner organisations, including the CRI, East Sussex Children’s and Adult Services and Family Mosaic, among others. Her training methods always encompass four key elements: …

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Simon Hughes

Simon Hughes

Simon has over 12 years’ experience in social care and is a member of the planning committee of the pan-Sussex multi-sector Practitioners Alliance for Safeguarding Adults group. Working throughout the UK, Simon has been directly involved in Safeguarding work with a diverse range of people including adults with physical disabilities, sensory impairment, HIV AIDS, mental health, substance misuse, learning disabilities, …

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