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Mental Health and Wellbeing ... In Your Hands


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Giano Johal

BA .Hons


Wellbeing Practitioner

MHFAE-Qualified Instructor Rated 10/10


An advocate of Global Mental Health (MH)
Early intervention in MH is the key to supporting people and ensuring that their individual needs are met.
Primary areas of experience are within mental health awareness programmes by providing direction, leadership, and assessments.

I have an instinct to nurture and develop holistic needs of individuals of all ages throughout my vast experience.

I have been delivering workshops and programmes aimed at promoting physical, emotional and mental well-being.

I am always interested in collaborating on projects, training opportunities, and initiatives that promote wellbeing & mental health awareness and support. Together, we can create a society where mental health is prioritised, stigma is reduced, and individuals receive the care they deserve.

If you are committed to making a difference in mental health & wellbeing let's connect!



One in six people experience mental health problems at the workplace in the UK and a third of managers feel out of their depth supporting their team with mental health concerns.


There is an increasing demand for mental health support in the UK and it is important for colleagues to feel supported and cared for. This is why it is essential to support those in need in the workplace.

Most of us would know how to help if we saw someone having a heart attack—we’d start CPR, or at the very least, call 999.. But too few of us would know how to respond if we saw someone having a panic attack or if we were concerned that a friend or co-worker might be showing signs of alcoholism.


Mental Health First Aid takes the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations about mental health and substance use problems by improving understanding and providing an action plan that teaches people to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental illness or substance use disorder.


When more people are equipped with the tools they need to start a dialogue, more people can get the help they need. Mental Health First Aiders are a vital link between someone experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge and appropriate supports.



Become a Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider®)

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.


MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.


You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping yourself safe.


You’ll also learn how to empower someone to access the support they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP, their school or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and more.


What’s more, you’ll gain an understanding of how to support positive wellbeing and tackle stigma in the world around you.

By becoming an MHFAider® with us you’ll have access to continuous support – well beyond your initial certification – so you are confident, empowered and motivated to carry out your role.  You will get three years’ access to MHFAider® support and benefits which includes 24/7 digital support through the MHFAider Support App®. From there, you will find exclusive resources, ongoing learning opportunities and the benefit of joining England’s largest community of trained MHFAiders®.

This course teaches in depth skills for providing first aid to people experiencing mental health issues such as depression, anxiety disorders and psychosis.

📅 Dates: Mental Health First Aid  Course 2024 Feb to April 

Hard copy workbook
Digital manual
Wallet-sized reference card
Digital MHFAider® certificate
Access to MHFAider Support App® for three years
Join the largest MHFAider® community in England

Simply Scan The QR code and register onto suitable dates. 

Feb Dates:

MHFA - 15 to 16 Feb         

MHFA-  21 to 22 Feb        

MHFA-  26 to 27 Feb        

MHFA-  28 to 29 Feb          

March Dates:

MHFA-  04 to 05 Mar       

MHFA-  06 to 07 Mar       

MHAF-  11 to 12 Mar       

MHFA  13 to 14 Mar        

MHFA-  18 to 19 Mar         

MHFA-  21 to 22 Mar         

MHFA-  25 to 26 Mar        

M-HFA- 27 to 28 Mar       

April Dates:

MHFA- 01 to 02 Apr         

MHFA- 04 to 05 Apr         

MHFA- 08 to 09 Apr        ​

MHFA-  15 to 16 Apr

MHFA-  17 to 18 Apr 

MHFA-  22 to 23 Apr

MHFA-  24 to 25 Apr 

MHFA- 29 to 30 Apr 

£330 per Delegate

Online Delivery x2 days Time:9.30 -2.30

Group bookings fee reduction applies

Please get in touch via email for further information .
I found Giano extremely professional and approachable; she instantly put me at my ease. Her delivery of the course was excellent; she explained each section in detail and was happy to revisit certain points and answer any questions that we had.I have found the content of the course very useful and informative; it will really help me in future conversations that I have with people, either in the work place or with friends and family, regarding mental health. It has given me the confidence to know how to approach conversations correctly. Giano helped me realise that self-care is equally as important as helping others.
I would happily recommend Giano and the course to anyone who meets with people on a day to day basis. Jayne Franklin

I wasn't aware that this course existed. I am so glad to have completed this course and gained all the knowledge which will help me support more people with confidence and understanding. Giano was a amazing teacher very professional and answered all my questions and made me feel at ease. There was plenty of moments of pausing and taking a break implementing how important self care is and feeling okay with the content and making sure it wasn't upsetting and triggering. I had very informative enjoyable sessions with giano and would recommend this course to everyone in every workplace as its a very important skill to learn to help and support people of all ages and of diverse backgrounds. It's important to learn more about mental health to break barriers and stigma and educate ourselves on what a vital key role we play as a mental health first aider in saving someone's life and improving their health and wellbeing. 
Sarwat Azam
Giano was a great course leader. She made the live sessions engaging and shared lots of great tips for when supporting individuals with mental health issues. Giano's passion for MHFA is evident through her teaching and I would highly recommend Giano to others who may be interested in completing the MHFAider training. Charlotte AvagnanoThe instructor was incredibly knowledgeable and allowed for topical conversations whilst ensuring the course was delivered. She was very understanding and considerate of the learners feelings throughout ensuring we were alright despite talking about difficult and sometimes upsetting topics. Hallam Devine-Britten
Thank you to Giano for the MHFA training, your expertise and compassionate approach made the course invaluable. Your ability to create a safe space for discussions about mental health was commendable and your guidance in understanding various mental health conditions, recognising signs and learning appropriate response strategies has been immensely beneficial. The course content was comprehensive, enlightening and incredibly relevant.
I'm walking away from this course equipped with not just knowledge, but also the confidence to offer support and assistance when needed. Emma Nicholson HS1 Ltd
My instructor Giano was excellent in her delivery of this course she made me feel comfortable and at ease to ask any question. She explained everything thoroughly and simplified areas and gave support and additional home study references. Her delivery of the course exceeded my expectations. I really enjoyed this course and learnt so much more than I expected about mental health and how to assist people in crisis or before. I would strongly recommend this course and hope we have MHFA in all public sectors especially schools and places of work.
Early intervention is the key to recovery from mental illness, this is why this course is so valuable and so needed.

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Giano Johal 


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