Suicide mental health is a massive subject area and popular with our clients. With this in mind, our founding director Jane Farnham chatted to avid and active mental health campaigner Steve Carr one of our stellar motivational mental health speakers.
After a traumatic incident shook the lives of Steve Carr and his family, he realised nothing would be the same again. Steve ended up homeless and addicted to drugs. He quite literally lost everything.
Steve isn’t just someone who talks about mental health, he’s qualified in many areas of mental health, including youth and adult mental health first aid, life coaching, counselling skills and is one of only a handful of Suicide First Aid tutors in the country.
As part of our Chat With series, Great British Speakers’ director Jane Farnham spoke to Steve about his own-lived experience of suicide, prevention and ill-mental health, to make a full recovery and how he now uses the experiences to help others as a suicide prevention mental health first aider.
In his speaking career, he has shared the stage at some of the UK’s most recognised organisations and has told his inspirational story alongside many famous and well-respected public figures including Dame Kelly Holmes and Kirsty Gallacher.
Steve is the MD of Mindcanyon – Mental Health In Your Workplace and a mental health first aid, workplace well-being and suicide first-aid training.
There are many areas and focus points that Steve shares In his teaching to organisations all over the UK, from policymaking, homelessness, resilience, the importance of mental health and suicide first aid training and how to spot the early warning signs of distress.
Steve is incredibly engaging, captures the audience (even the sceptics!) and offers a tangible toolkit that any manager can use in the workplace. What they did for us other than the toolkit mentioned was to start the conversation, which in itself was very powerful.Reed Accountancy