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Who is HeadGym?

Who is HeadGym?

Qualified NLP Master Practitioner

HeadGym was set up in 2010 by Neil Ordish.
Neil is a qualified NLP Master Practitioner and Hypnotherapist. He also hold a level 4 PTTLS certificate and has up to date Safeguarding, Mentoring and Self Harm Awareness training as well as Adult Mental Health and Youth Mental Health First Aid.

Neil has management experience both in the UK and Asia and understands how stressful a job can be.

Why was HeadGym set up?

Five years ago Neil noticed that people with mental health issues and mental health illness in his local area had limited support, so after looking into it he saw a huge gap in services and support for people.
His findings after speaking to individuals and professionals were:

  • GP’s could offer anti-depressants and a promise that they would refer you to a professional
  • Professionals have waiting lists of up to 18 months
  • Immediate emergency assistance for people with mental health illness was time limited and there is no support afterwards.

Neil decided to make a change, however small it was going to be, Neil wanted to offer support so he set up HeadGym, with a view improving lives. He then became involved with MHAG (Mental Health Action Group), a local group who share ideas on how to make positive changes.

Neil’s philosophy is based upon a goals formula and a other techniques, which ensure that each person is treated individually and that the individual needs are met. Neil believes that to create long term change you have to look at a long term approach, there is no quick fix if you want to create a lasting change.

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So far…

Neil has worked with a number of charities, GP’s, Trade Unions, Early Help, local governments, companies and private clients and the results have been amazing!

Neil’s latest project is a community based, long term mentoring scheme, set up to support people in the community the only catch was funding came with criteria’s e.g. you had to be a male with a child under the age of five.
Neil wanted to offer support to everyone so he got in touch with the local council and began assisting on a ‘Time for Change’.
Time for Change aims to reduce the stigma around mental health and promotes a positive approach for wellbeing at work. In just over a month Neil went from having ten clients to over thirty.
HeadGym has grown into the ideal service for individuals and companies through the creation of the ‘Wellbeing at Work’ package; ‘Improve employees well being and as a result improve productivity’, everyone’s a winner!

Progress

Neil supported people in confidence building groups, men only groups, one to one sessions, couples and all HeadGym clients have made great progress.
Due to the fact that his new clients were working, Neil had to be flexible and introduced a Skype service, which has proven to be very successful.

The Future

Neil would like to be able to reach everyone who wants to make a change to improve their future but he can’t do it on his own. Due to HeadGym’s success and the fact that there are so many more people who require support, Neil is currently training mentors in his techniques.

If you would like to make a change be it in business, your career or your personal life, then get in contact with HeadGym and take the first step to a better life.

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

The most profitable investment is the one you’re making to your own health. Do not miss your chance to get stronger, healthier, self-confident and tons of positive energy! Sign up to the Headgym to build yourself esteem!