If you do not care about your own well-being, or that of your employees, this is NOT the site for you!
Please only continue if you want to understand more about removing the stigma around mental health issues
and improving well-being.
Everyone has mental health. At Manx Minds we believe that maintaining and improving mental health doesn't just happen. It is vital to know and understand the steps we need to take to maintain good mental health. Stress and anxiety are a normal part of life, but when issues such as these begin to overwhelm you, or someone you know, are you equipped with the right words and reactions to help and not hinder?
That is where we come in. We passionately believe that our training gives people the tools they need to care for themselves and others. We want to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. We want break down the barriers and support people to stay well, recover, or manage their symptoms in order to thrive in learning, work and life.
Based in Ramsey, Isle of Man, Manx Minds' flagship course is the Mental Health First Aider® course, accredited by Public Health England. We are delighted to work with private companies, schools, the public sector, government and individuals who want to learn more about and improve their skills in dealing with a range of mental health and well-being issues.
Mental Health on the Isle of Man
It is estimated that 1 in 3 people on the Isle of Man could be affected by a mental health issue. This is a problem of epidemic proportions which is going largely unnoticed. It is agreed that early intervention needs to play a part in tackling this. We are passionate about spotting and helping people at the earliest possible stage of mental ill health and truly believe the courses we offer can make a difference.
"The course was excellent. Alison is very knowledgeable and excellent at delivering what can be very emotional topics. We were all encouraged to participate but in such a relaxed, friendly environment. I would recommend this course to others and I do feel very well equipped to support others."
"It was an extremely positive experience, with a very engaged instructor who is also a great communicator. The group was lovely and supportive as well. It felt like a very safe space, which is essential for this type of training. The materials were clear and comprehensive and very well presented. I feel that my confidence to approach someone who might be experiencing mental health issues has increased a lot."
"Ali Vondy was an excellent trainer, she was engaging and made the course fun as well as being extremely informative. Ali handled our group well, and was encouraging of all attendees being able to contribute. I liked the variety of the course, videos, discussions, group work. and gained sufficient information and tools to be comfortable in offering MHFA."
"Ali is very friendly and engaging. I have learnt a lot from these sessions and now feel I can confidently help others."
"Fantastic course, brilliant for performance managers. Gave very practical advice and gave me more confidence to handle difficult conversations.."