Mind Skills Training Coaching & Wellbeing, Belfast

Mind Skills Training Coaching & Wellbeing Contact Details

Philip McTaggart
07732 350 325
11-13 Gracehill Court
County Antrim
BT14 7RG

About Mind Skills Training Coaching & Wellbeing

One small gesture can save a life...
Mind Skills offers community based training for mental health & suicide prevention.

Suicide Is Preventable
Suicide is preventable. As a society, we have a responsibility to ensure that young people, adults, teachers, parents and carers alike, within our community, have the opportunity to discuss the subject of mental health in an open, frank and honest way. We want to inspire, motivate and educate people with our positive message. So how do we help? And can you help, too? Please take the time to read about the work that Mind Skills Training does.

Mental Health Matters
Mindskills Training was developed out of a desire to help those suffering with their mental health or with the impact of suicide. Since its inception, we have worked hard to provide support where it's most needed.

Suicide Intervention and Awareness Training In Belfast
Since 2003, we have been working in the area of mental health and suicide prevention. We are dedicated to creating awareness in the community about the causes and repercussions of suicide and mental health. Our aim has always been to highlight these issues and promote positive mental health encouraging people in the local community to break down the barriers and stigma which stop people seeking help. We have been delivering suicide prevention and awareness training in our own unique way for many years now and offer the following:

  • Mind your mate and yourself
  • Life coaching
  • Community training
  • Positive mental health training for schools

Community Training
In today’s world, everything is so fast that sometimes we don’t see what is right in front of our eyes. Many bereaved families regret that if they had been able to recognise a sign that something was wrong, they might have been able to save their loved one’s life. Many people who are feeling suicidal have signalled their intent in the year before they died, whether it is verbally or through behavioural changes. Therefore, the more people who feel confident and willing to explore possible signs of suicide risk and provide support and help, the more lives could be saved.

Mind Your Mate & Yourself
Only 1 in 5 Young people who are feeling stressed, sad or suicidal are likely to seek help. Understanding the issues of mental health and being able to recognise the warning signs can save a mates life. Knowing how to start a conversation about mental health with someone and signpost them on to support services friends can take immediate action to keep their mates safe.

After completing our training programme young people will:
  • Understand why one of their friends might be considering suicide
  • Understand why your mate may not seek help
  • Know the signs to watch out for
  • Know what to say
  • Know how to get your mate the help and support they need
  • How to maintain your own positive mental health

Teacher training
As a teacher, you have an important role to play in the personal development and well-being of your students. Education and awareness about mental health and emotional well-being can play a vital role in keeping students safe. Our training, Reaching Out for Teacher, has many benefits for the teacher. Increasing their knowledge of depression, stress, and facts about suicide, which will enhance the teacher's ability to recognise risk factors and warning signs of suicide.

  • Breaking down the stigma and barriers which stop students seeking help
  • Better understanding of stress and how to deal with it better
  • Better understanding of depression and the signs that a loved one may be experiencing depression
  • Suicide warning signs and risk factors
  • Listen and ask appropriate questions
  • How to ask the difficult questions around suicide
  • Keeping students safe
  • Connecting teachers to school and community resources

Student Training
Mind-skills Training & Coaching supported by Allstate Insurance Belfast provide training to schools which help promote suicide prevention/intervention, positive mental health and wellbeing in our young people. Only one in five young people who are feeling stressed, sad or suicidal are likely to seek help. Understanding the issues and being able to recognize the warning signs, means school friends can take immediate action to keep their mates safe. Mental health problems are not a personal failure but can change how a person thinks, feels or behaves.

Motivational Speaking
Is it wrong to talk about suicide? Is it wrong to be open on the subject, to be accepting, to cry and even to laugh? At Mind Skills Training, our motivational speakers break down the taboos that prevent our society from being honest about mental health. Our role is to listen, to empower, to educate and to motivate. Phillip discusses his own story, revealing the effect that the death of his son had - and still has - upon his life and his family's lives, in order to encourage those who would otherwise suffer in silence to talk and to seek help.

Life Coaching for a positive outlook on mental health:
Sometimes, it's the little changes we make in our lives, in our outlook, and in the way we perceive ourselves, that make all the difference. At Mind Skills Training, our life coaches can help you to approach life's challenges in a way that is positive, inspiring and life-affirming. Life coaching is built on the principle that you have the answers to the questions you seek. We will help you draw out those answers and help you live your life to the fullest.

We will listen, empower and motivate you to reach your goals in life.

Make the change!

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