We are an agile and responsive business with the passion, flexibility and capacity to meet your requirements regardless of geographical location. This adaptability ensures that we stand apart from our peers and is all thanks to our core selection of team members.
Our combined experiences of Mental Health within the work place alongside our first-rate levels of professionalism, ethics and business knowledge guarantee that we’re able to deliver outstanding value that will exceed your needs and expectations within this increasingly crucial area of both work and personal life.
Nick Wilson – Founder/Consultant
Nick brings with him 14 years of Military training, leadership and mental health expertise having served on extremely demanding operations around the world, followed by spending the past 6 years in business. He also has a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Qualification, which when combined with an admirable desire to stand by the values he lived and fought by during his military service, has enabled Nick to develop a unique and insightful perspective to the training and consultancy he conducts. Nick’s wealth of personal, practical and professional experience over 20 years will guarantee a direct and powerful impact on all those he works with.
Nick started Working Minds Matter (WMM) with the aspiration of providing a better understanding of Mental Health generally and to as many people as possible. As a business, WMM is highlighting the importance of implementing a Workplace Mind Wellness framework, that will provide essential support to individuals, organisations, businesses and their employees.
Nick’s experiences gained whilst serving in the Army and his successful time in business, combined with the courage, values and gritted determination demonstrated through his own personal struggle with PTSD and a debilitating spinal injury, that will inspire and empower those he meets.
Nick is also in the process of setting up the charity First Step Forward (FSF) that is focused on providing essential advice, training and signposting services to Military personnel, Veterans and their partners around mental health awareness and the impact on ignoring these signs. The vision of FSF is for Military personnel, Veterans and their partners to have a better understanding of mental health, so that they can provide self-help and manage their symptoms, whilst waiting to be seen by the relevant professionals.
David Carter – Managing Director/Consultant
David has over 25 years’ experience in leadership, people management, communications and supply chain logistics, alongside a “buzzing” entrepreneurial passion. Having served for almost 20 years as an army officer he then spent over 6 years with a consultancy practice starting in a business manager role before quickly being promoted to a director and management board member with full P&L accountability for a £5 million+ business unit.
He is an Associate of the Institute for Independent Business as well as a member of the Entrepreneurs Network, and for the past 5 years has been running his own consultancy and training business that focuses on delivering specialist communication training, but in addition, he has also provided coaching and consulting advice for ambitious business owners on how they can maximise their marketing, sales, operations, finances and growth potential using Pareto’s 80:20 Rule.
During his varied career David has experienced, witnessed and has had to deal with at first-hand a wide range of emotional and stressful situations including; extreme poverty, military conflict, hidden alcoholism, attending 3 x back to back funerals, IVF, injury followed by coma, seizure and divorce. These various events and encounters have inspired David to help as many others as possible and naturally he’s now also a qualified Mental Health First Aider.
Amelia Thorpe – Therapy Consultant/Trainer
During her own journey of health and wellbeing, Amelia came across Reiki, which was her first introduction to mind-body connections and how this can impact on one’s wellbeing. This led onto training in Reflexology, qualifying as a yoga teacher in 2008 with the Chi Yoga School, training as a Holistic Wellbeing Coach and also has an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
Now as the founder of Feel Good Studios, a Wellbeing centre, Amelia has successfully managed to create a tranquil space in Northampton where people can focus on their health and wellbeing from the inside out – with a class, a treatment or just taking time out to stop and breathe.
Amelia takes into consideration your needs as a whole, drawing on all her qualifications to offer you a personalised, all-round therapeutic treatment and as such is an integral part of the team.
Mark Newman – Chaplain/Trainer
Mark draws on his experiences in pastoral care to explore the impact of mental health and wellbeing on the whole person; body, mind and spirit. Reflecting on his own journey to recovery, Mark illustrates the need for adequate mental health support in all walks of life and as a qualified Mental Health First Aider Mark operates at the sharp end of MH wellbeing, working in particularly with those in the military community such as the Armed Forces Cadets in Oxfordshire as their Chaplain.
Mark Cheesman – Registered Occupational & Health Psychologist
Provision of evidence based reports for occupational health and vocational rehabilitation. Where appropriate these include the use of clinical, cognitive and occupational assessments with structured interviews to assess current employment capacity. Reports include recommendations for treatment, adjustments, rehabilitation and the time scales for a return to work and/or improvements in capacity to facilitate retention.