Mental Health Skills for Managers Q&A

We are now able to offer a brand new course as part of our MHFA (England) instructor membership. The course is called, ‘Mental Health Skills for Managers’, but what is it, who is it for, and what will learners takeaway? See the Q&A below: What is the Mental Health Skills for Managers course? Mental Health […]

Mental Health First Aid Kit

What’s in your Mental Health First Aid kit? You will have heard of a first aid kit or box. It contains items such as plasters, scissors, creams, bandages, etc. It’s there to support colleagues who have a physical injury, but what about a Mental Health First Aid kit? What should this contain? But surely that […]

‘At your BEST’ Programme

The ‘At your BEST’ development programme has been designed to help participants unlock their potential so they can be healthier, happier and achieve their personal and work ambitions. There is a real focus on building self-confidence as well as lots of tips and techniques to help adopt a positive mindset and become more resilient. The […]

Mental Health Activities Toolkit

We’ve created a FREE toolkit to help MHFAiders, Wellbeing Champions or any colleague wanted to raise more awareness of mental health in their organisations. Feel free to download it now: We provide learning, talks and support to organisations to help them increase awareness, reduce stigma and be more confident in mental health. If you want […]

Happiness Hacks

A series of short, practical tips and techniques to help you increase happiness, confidence and resilience. We’d love to hear about your own Happiness Hacks or if you have any suggestions for further video topics. Let us know in the comments. Thanks for watching!

Introduction to Optimise Video

Watch this short introductory video about lee, his vision for optimise and how he might be different to others working in the wellbeing and mental health L&D space. If you’d like to arrange a meeting with Lee to discuss any of your employee wellbeing, mental health training or personal development requirements (with no hard sell!), […]

Why Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)?

A big part of my vision at Optimise, is to support workplace wellbeing by training and developing new and existing mental health first aiders. I often get asked questions about the qualification, so here are a few answers. 1. What is the Mental Health First Aid qualification? Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training […]

My own ‘Imposter Syndrome’

My experience as a learning and development professional I have worked in learning and development both as an internal facilitator and then an external consultant for over 10 years so being asked to deliver a keynote talk at a client’s conference will be easy, right? Yes, I felt excited about. I knew the topic. I […]