Birmingham MHFA Forum 17th June


Date and Time

Wed 17 Jun

  • June 17, 2020
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


ChaplaincyPlus, Floor 8, One Colmore Row, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 2BJ, United Kingdom



Mental Health First Aiders’ Forum:
Supporting Workplace Wellbeing Through Covid-19

Across the Birmingham business community, frontline support for wellbeing is increasingly provided by Mental Health First Aiders.  This Forum is to “support the supporters”: it gives an opportunity for staff who are supporting colleagues to come together and focus on the particular issues we are currently facing.

  • What are the headline wellbeing issues that colleagues are currently raising?
  • How can we draw appropriately on MHFA and other resources to support colleagues?
  • How can we continue to resource ourselves for this front-line support work?

Our experienced Co-Facilitators are both passionate about supporting wellbeing as we navigate the challenges of life at work and beyond – particularly through this pandemic.


Carol Wilson leads a large team of Spiritual Care Practitioners and Chaplains at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.  She is a Mental Health First Aid Trainer and has worked previously in a variety of NHS roles. Carol is passionate about the part healthy spirituality can play in building and maintaining wellbeing.  She is also an executive coach and workplace mediator and has recently trained as a trauma risk manager.

Sue Noyes is a qualified Coach and Mentor, with a special focus on career development.  She  is an non-exec Director at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospitals and Chair of Governors of Coventry College. As Chief Executive of the East Midlands Ambulance Service, she drove a major organisational improvement programme, with a recognised focus on improving staff wellbeing. Prior to that, as a Chartered Accountant she spent 25 years in NHS, working for much of that time as a Finance Director.

If you’d like to know more about the City Wellbeing Initiative or ChaplaincyPlus, please contact Steve Bavington on 07966 823605 steve.bavington@chaplaincyplus.org.uk

With the many challenges faced by individuals and businesses as we respond to Covid-19,  we are glad to offer this Forum free of charge at present, as part of ChaplaincyPlus’s support for the Birmingham business community.  In due course, we will be moving to a paid-for basis for participation in Mental Health First Aider Forums, as part of the package of services comprising the City Wellbeing Initiative. 

If you would like to register for this event please go to the booking site: https://mhfaforum_june20.eventbrite.co.uk

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