91 million working days are lost every year due to mental ill health
Integra Wellbeing is a people focused business, aimed at supporting employers / employees / teachers and students in their own environments to help people with mental health issues
Gail is an MHFA accredited Instructor and professional Associate Trainer for the British Safety Council with over 30 years’ experience in business focusing on supporting those with barriers to progress in their lives.
With a background in specialist Careers Guidance and Personality Profiling Gail has built up a broad knowledge of a range of industries, the pressures on employers and employees in their efforts to be successful in their business.
Gail is passionate about helping organisations to improve mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. This derives from both her professional experience in dealing with staff members with PTSD to identifying with alarm the increased incidence of mental health issues that are affecting young people and coming up with solutions that improve the prospects for these individuals.
Gail is well travelled and has worked in Europe delivering programmes that have enhanced the lives of young women in particular through multi-agency work – in Hungary, Ireland and Malta, setting up parenting programmes in those countries with accreditation through OCN. In 2009 She received the Prince’s Trust Community Impact Award for writing and delivering a training programme for young fathers.
Gail’s own experience of helping relatives who have had depression, anxiety and drug-related problems has given her the desire to reduce the stigma of mental ill-health and find ways to identify both the conditions that affect people’s lives and to be able to signpost to the relevant professional and alternative help.
She currently sits on the Swindon Men’s Mental Health Steering Group and the Board of the Wiltshire & Swindon Sports Partnership that encourages people to ‘Get Active’.
This course has been excellent and really informative. The balance of written information, exercises, discussion and videos worked really well and enabled us to take in the volume of information.
Hannah Matarazzo has worked with young people in various ways throughout her career, starting as a teenager babysitting then training as a Paediatric Nurse.
Hannah is a certified Therapeutic Practitioner, specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. During her career, she specialised in Paediatric Oncology caring for young people and their families through their cancer treatment. After having two children of her own, Hannah moved from looking after young people within the NHS to Education.
Hannah works to improve young people’s ability to learn by offering support to them and their families who are struggling in the school system due to emotional issues.
Hannah has undertaken training in childhood trauma, attachment mentoring, ACE’s, resilience training, circle time training, emotion coaching, restorative justice, positive parenting, Children’s Mental Health First Aid and Paediatric First Aid.