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I have known Neil for nearly 2 years, and have been very impressed with the service that he and his fellow Wellbeing Consultants offer. In particular, I have found Neil knowledgeable, enthusiastic and extremely keen to see improved wellbeing in his clients. This has been echoed by patients of mine whom he has mentored, and his results have been excellent. I had the privilege of auditing the outcomes data for the service, and was impressed to see a marked improvement in all but one client across the patient journey using standardized WEMWEBS scoring. Importantly, with my own patients, these improvements have been maintained demonstrating sustainable change. Almost more importantly, in the client who was not improving, Neil recognized that there were more complex problems not suited to his role, and I find that insight almost more important than simply being “good” at his mentoring role.
He has a calm and engaging manner, a desire to work over and above that required, and I would have no hesitation in recommending him in his role as a Wellbeing Consultant/Mental Health Mentor.

In the two years that I have known Neil he has been a committed member of the Redditch Mental Health Action Group – the group meet monthly for anyone with an interest in improving mental health services and tackling the stigma surrounding mental health. Alongside the action group Neil supports the weekly support group for people with mental illness. The support group and the action group have been active in trying to improve and plug the gaps in provision for people with mental health needs across the town.

During that time Neil has led the mentoring scheme, a small team who provide one to one support for individuals with low level mental illness. Now in its second phase it has been crucial to reducing the need for individuals to seek more intensive therapies or support. I know one client personally, whose quality of life has massively improved due to the support Neil has given him and there are many others that I am aware of.

Neil is a reliable, positive person, who quietly gets on with improving the lives of people with mental ill health. He can be judged on the work he does and the difference he makes to the lives of the people he is working with. Another example of his dedication has been how much of Neil’s work has been unpaid in order to maintain continuity with his clients while funding streams have been worked up. Neil is a valued and active member of the community he serves and I have no hesitation in recommending his services.

Neil is what I would call a grounded, no nonsense coach. In my time as his supervisor I have been impressed by His professional approach to the valuable coaching service that he provides. He is always conscientious, caring and thorough In his commitment to clients. Perhaps the best thing about Neil though is that he walks his talk. In my many years working with and around coaches This is a rare thing and means that he carries the integrity and self-belief in his methods that ensures he always gets great results.’

Neil has been a key member of the Redditch Mental Health Action Group since its inception in 2013 and has brought a huge amount of knowledge and understanding to the group as well as being willing to give up an extensive amount of time to try and improve the mental health of people within the borough. Upon meeting Neil, it’s immediately apparent he is hugely passionate about helping others but not only that, he has the skills and know-how to do so. His mentoring project launched with other members of MHAG is inspiring and just what Redditch needs. I would recommend anyone to talk to Neil and see if he can help them.

Having worked closely with Neil and HeadGym over the past twelve months it has become absolutely apparent that intervention at the earliest point in an individual’s emotional and mental welfare is absolutely crucial. Working closely we have been able to start identifying individuals that may need extra support in the workplace, more so in a situation where there are likely to be “triggers” , where this has happened referrals to Neil have been made and we have had 95% of the referees stay in work, we believe if we had not had the referral scheme in place 100% of these individuals would have ended up going off sick, possibly long term.

HeadGym is an investment that you need to make in our workforce to be a productive and caring employer. Thank you HeadGym.

Bromsgrove and Redditch Early help has been working with HeadGym for 2 years.
We have worked in partnership to design and offer a unique and innovative service for people with well being and mental health difficulties, in response to over whelming local need.
HeadGym is a professional and bespoke service, providing life changing support to a range of individuals and over coming the barriers such individuals my face when looking to access help.
HeadGym has a community ethos and is committed to ethical practice, seeking to support those that need help in a way that suits their needs and is centred on their recovery.
HeadGym utilises a solution focused model to move people forward in their personal journeys and provides a wealth of evidence to demonstrate the success of this work. Evaluation tools are evidence based and each piece of work in underpinned by the relevant policies and procedures to ensure the safety and well being of each participant.
The service offered is invaluable and very much in demand.

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US

Kevin

I can't even begin to capture in words how vital HeadGym is to the people in Redditch - not only for the Redditch Community but also for staff at the Borough Council. It is highly innovative and centres on the person and for me most importantly helps empower people to help themselves. At the Borough Council we very much believe in the philosophy of prevention is better than cure and that our services are built around what the client wants and not what we think they need - this is HeadGym in a nutshell. Not only do we need to make sure we don't lose HeadGym but we need to roll this out far wider.

Kevin

Redditch Borough Council

Karen

HeadGym is providing a service in Redditch that my constituents have and are continuing to find helpful.  Innovation in the area of mental health services is required, and this service provides this, and also helps raise awareness.  It could prove a valuable therapy to patients in distress if it became available more widely.

Karen

MP

James

Head Gym is a great service and has helped me achieve the success I have today, Without Head Gym I would never have got the help that I needed to help myself, I truly believe that Head Gym can help who is in need and looking for some support.

James

Client

Jo

This support has changed the lives of people; it is not a sticking plaster; it empowers people who are low in self esteem and who have no direction in their lives, to choose their own path and go for it!

Jo

becky

This is an invaluable service which must continue.  It's plugged the gap in mental health services available locally in a big way, and in my opinion, is proving much more effective that tradition psychological/psychiatric interventions.

becky

Louise

The impact that the work has had on young people and parents has proved to be a long term solution which prevents other interventions later on.
The outcomes on young people, in particular, are outstanding and we need this service to continue and be even more widely available.

Louise

Helen

I have had experience of using HeadGym both personally and professionally and seen the benefits first hand. The families that have used this service have had positive life changing experiences in all aspects of their lives following depression, issues surrounding anxiety, poor self confidence and self esteem just to mention a few issues. To lose this service would be detrimental. To experience life coaching with HeadGym is a positive way of dealing with problems which differs to counselling although these areas of the past can be explored if needed. HeadGym focuses on goals and aspirations and using strategies to move forward. This service must be kept as so many lives and families have benefited. 

Helen

Judith

HeadGym have supported numerous families in Redditch with outstanding outcomes, making a real difference to people's lives.  Neil has provided a valuable service and met a demand from residents that is not being met by statutory services.  I have spoken to users of the service who cannot thank Neil enough for the improvement in their well-being that has not helped just them as individuals but their wider family.

Judith

Fiona

The impact that HeadGym's approach is astounding. With a 100% increase in WEMWEBS Score's for all attendees, and this is just testament to Neil's dedication to his Clients and improving their mental wellbeing.

Fiona

Wayne

At this moment in time I am really enjoying my life, my life has new meaning and purpose. Things are very positive for me, that is down to the work I have been doing with Neil.

I can honestly say without it I would have ended my life.

Wayne

Client

Paul

Headgym has been really helpful and supportive during the 4/5 months I have attended. My anxiety levels were so high that it was severely impacting on my life. Neil gave me the tools to start managing my condition better.  Neil is always available to offer encouragement if needed. He offers a relaxed atmosphere where you can speak openly about anything. I have now completed my short term goals and with his help I am working towards longer term objectives.

 

Paul

Client

Jim

When I first went to see Neil I was at the lowest point of my life and had been dealing with depression and anxiety for a long time among other issues. I contemplated suicide daily and really thought I was at
the end of the road. With Neil's help I began a journey of self
healing and now I have found confidence, self belief and found an
inner peace I never thought possible. The journey would simply not have been possible without Neil's help and I can't speak highly
enough of him.

Jim

Client

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