Karen Lumley MP 2016

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.

Becky Hendry (Family support) 2016 

HeadGym/Life Coaching has been a breath of fresh air.  My organisation (Redditch and Bromsgrove Early Help) has been using (and part-funding) the service for the last 12-18 months, and we’ve been amazed at the results clients have achieved (where other more specialist services i.e. CAMHS and Adult Mental Health Services have failed).  The evaluations/impact evidence provided by clients speaks for itself!!

My team/I have requested support for a number of young people (aged 14-16), and the majority have presented with some extremely complex issues, including self-harm, suicidal thoughts, eating difficulties, sexuality issues and risk-taking behaviour, and we’ve seen these young people make massive strides in relatively short periods of time.  Neil’s flexibility in terms of when/where he sees clients is also a factor (using school and community settings rather than clinical venues). His use of skype has also been well received by our young people.

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.

Schools have also recognised the value of this service, and are referring more and more young people in for support.

Louise Langston (Early help manager) 2016 

The work that Head Gym has carried out with families in Bromsgrove and Redditch has been invaluable. 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.

Lucy Webber (Homestart) 2016 

HeadGym is a much needed service in our area, it enables people to access mental health services easier and quicker to improve emotional wellbeing. Attending the service can improves quality of life in general and provide better early experiences for children whose parents have received help. Neil Ordish is always responsive and willing to help, he has flexible approach when working with both service users and professional building good relationships. Feedback from adults that I have referred so far has been positive and life changing for them as they learn to manage their own anxieties.  It is comforting to know that we are privileged to have this service to refer to.



The course has given me an insight and the tools to be less introverted and a better understanding of all individuals.


This course is magic, it has helped me to take full responsibility for my life and has shown me ways to manifest my dreams.


Neil’s help has provided noticeable improvements for me since the very first session. He has pushed me to achieve tasks I have always struggled with by breaking them down into easily achievable goals until I could begin tackling them alone. With Neil’s support I have made significant improvements to my personal development and always finish the sessions feeling great and motivated for the next one.


Neil is a great thoughtful communicator. He allows all members of a group to participate fully. He always has a clear goal in mind with whatever he does. I would recommend him as a coach and trainer, and I’m sure you will enjoy the experience.


I have found this course very helpful in every aspect of my life. I have had drug and alcohol problems and this course has helped me get back on track and set myself achievable goals for my future. I would definitely recommend this course to people from all walks of life.

Yes these sessions are helpful they help my well being in general and help me feel stronger. I feel more confident in talking on the phone and explaining things to people. I feel I come across better and clearer. In the past I would have passed over to my mom to deal with things.
I now walk around town and although I was nervous I coped with support from my partner and what I have gained from the sessions; in the past I would have avoided going into town.
I am now able to socialise and engage in conversation with people, before I would have avoided it like the plague. I have been able to look at my separate goals and deal with situations better; previously I would not have faced challenges. I now feel I can face things a lot better (not head on) but deal with things a lot better.
I now feel much more engaged and deal with problems and things in life to be able to cope with challenges and things that come up. I think my goals will be challenging but I will be able to achieve them. I feel happy about the goals I have achieved it is progress in my life.

I have trained with Neil and also been coached by him. If you’re looking for someone to guide you through 1-on-1 coaching or group coaching Neil has both the skills, rapport and heart to give you his best. He has a great way of putting you at ease, and will instill the self confidence in you, to achieve the results you are striving for. He will also provide you with the necessary tools that you need today to strive for success, and is great at adapting his approach to get the best out of differing individuals.


Neil is a talented, compassionate and caring practitioner who calls on a variety of coaching and NLP tools to work with others. I can happily recommend his fun and interactive style of training which helps guide his clients to new ways of thinking and being.


Phone: 0121 364 4553
Email: info@headgym.co.uk
157a Easemore Road, Riverside
Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 8HU