Thompson Team provides expertise in training, education, coaching and consultancy for businesses, industries, local government authorities and departments and educational organisations. This includes policy and process development and implementation, staff coaching and professional development, training and evaluation. We specialise in leadership and management, teaching, mental health, safeguarding and inclusion and have extensive knowledge in education and leadership. We believe in developing strong partnerships which enables ongoing support and we are keen to work with companies to develop bespoke solutions to address the needs of staff and the organisation.
How does your organisation contribute to preventing suicide and supporting those affected by it?
We deliver various training courses to support industries, education settings, businesses, local government authorities and departments and individuals to develop their knowledge and understanding of mental health and wellbeing. This includes developing strategies and approaches which promote a positive mental health culture and mindset. Training includes positive approaches to open communication about mental health and encouragement of conversation and signposting and support.
We also deliver Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid training to support individuals and staff in identifying and supporting individuals at risk of suicide.
What are your current priorities?
To promote a positive culture of mental health awareness which challenges the stigma around mental health.
To raise awareness and understanding of mental health in the public and private sectors and support others facing challenges with suicide and mental health.
What challenges are you currently facing?
Companies are facing increasing financial pressure and are having to prioritise areas for development. One of our biggest challenges at the moment is that budget restraints are restricting access to training opportunities.
Contacting companies and communicating with the right people about resources and support available is also a challenge at the moment.