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In mental health, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

I’ve been overwhelmed by the response to the new Breakthrough Train the Trainer programme. There has been lots of interest from coaches, therapists, teachers and other professionals who all want to take their career to the next level.

 

I am now closing new applications to the Lancashire based training in July, and the early booking discount for the Bedfordshire based diploma will close at the end of this month.

 

I’m so pleased to finally be able to make this new training opportunity available, to encourage and empower those who want to pass on important mind management skills that will help young people (and older ones too) improve their emotional intelligence, wellbeing and resilience.

 

 

A UK government report

 

As Benjamin Franklin said, ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’.

 

Yet a recent government report highlighting the growing crisis in the UK mental health system, does seem to suggest those who make key decisions are still over-focusing on fire fighting rather than prevention. An additional £1billion is to be made available by 2020 to pay for:

 

•An extra 600,000 people to get access to talking therapies for conditions such as anxiety, depression and stress

•A screening programme to ensure more people with severe mental health problems get help for physical health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes

•Mental health teams to be put into all A&E units - currently only a minority have them

•More support for pregnant women and new mothers - around one in five suffers from mental health problems

•Nationwide access to community crisis care teams - only half the country has access to them.

 

Surely the focus should be on getting mind mangement as a central and important subject in the school curriculum. Fortunately, there are some enlightened schools out there already such as Wellington College, who see the sense of teaching ‘happiness lessons’ in a whole-school, holistic approach to well being.

 

I hope trainers will be able to take the Fusion Breakthrough program into schools and other large organisations, such as the NHS where it will not just save money, but potentially save lives.

 

If you want to be a part of something new in the world of wellbeing, do register your interest now


 

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