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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Mary Berridge

Mary has been training IT applications including Excel, Access, Outlook, Powerpoint and Word for the ‘not for profit’ sector for around 15 years. Mary always gets the highest praise for her courses because they are fun, engaging and interactive. She believes that this is particularly important with IT, because engaging learning means remembering, understanding and therefore making the very most …

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Claire Pooley

Claire Pooley is a Traumatologist and EMDR Practitioner, with Senior Accreditation as a Humanistic Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor with the BACP. Claire registered as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in 1983 and went on to study Counselling in 1990 whilst working in the HIV field in South Africa.  Previously, an Area Manager in a  Mental Health Charity in the UK, she …

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Rachel Batten

Rachel specialises in delivering training for young people’s services, in particular conflict resolution, working with challenging behaviour, complex needs, and young people in gangs. She is a qualified teacher and restorative justice practitioner and has project managed youth alternate sector programmes for over ten years.  Rachel has delivered extensive training to services, including, The Home Office, the MET police, prison services, LEAP, MIND …

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Kendelle Bond

Kendelle founded the National Centre for Behaviour Change (formerly Zest Consultancy) in 2003 and has been specialising in behaviour change for over 16 years to date. Kendelle originally trained as a Midwife before moving into Public Health where she has passionately worked to integrate evidence-based practice into behaviour change interventions and practice through her one to one practice, consultancy and …

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Damian Fearns

Damian is a psychologist with 15 years’ experience in health and social care. An experienced team manager and service co-ordinator, Damian runs a psychotherapy practice and a training organisation that delivers courses on emotional health and wellbeing and health promotion. Having trained in solution-focussed therapy, person-centred therapy and motivational interviewing, Damian has a long-held interest in neuro-psychology and is currently …

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