We share our knowledge so that others can join us in improving young people’s mental health.

We run a variety of training courses to give people the confidence, knowledge and skills to improve young people’s mental health.

We draw on 50 years’ experience of supporting young people and a unique take on mental health to offer engaging, relevant and practical training.

Do have a peek at our training portfolio below. All courses can be tailored to your specific needs and delivered in your setting. We can also design and deliver a new training solution bespoke to you.

If you would like to explore how we can help you, please contact diffusion@otrbristol.org.uk.

Our training portfolio:

An Introduction to Young People's Mental Health

An introduction to working with resilience

CBT Tools, Tips and Techniques

Working confidently with gender and sexuality

Working confidently with self-harm and suicide

Resilience Lab Train the Trainer

In addition, we have developed the following training portfolios for schools and companies to meet their unique needs:

For schools

Our training gives teachers and support staff practical ways to promote good mental health among pupils. We also deliver fun, interactive workshops for pupils to improve their mental health. All training and projects can fit around your timetable and meet your specific needs.

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For companies

We help companies to create healthy, happy teams. We offer a range of solutions, including fun, fitness based sessions, lunch and learn workshops and consultancy to embed wellbeing in your organisation.

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Meet the Trainers

Henry Poultney | Team Leader (LGBTQ+)

Henry joined OTR in 2015 having spent time working in community development for Terrence Higgins Trust. An activist and passionate advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, Henry has a degree in sociology and is also a member of the Independent Advisory Group for Avon & Somerset Police. He oversees all our work on gender and sexual diversity here at OTR.

E: henry@otrbristol.org.uk
P: 0808 808 9120 (option 1)

Cat Taylor

Cat is a registered Occupational Therapist with training and skills in Positive Psychology and Brief Solution Focussed Therapy. Cat began her working life in the NHS, including in the adult mental health crisis team for Bristol. She is an experienced trainer and consultant in a wide variety of areas of mental health and has also developed a successful business focused on mental wellbeing, providing coaching and personal training among other services to her clients.

John McGuirk

John was an integral part of OTR between 2010 and 2019, most recently overseeing our therapeutic service, which offers a wide range of 1:1 and group therapies to thousands of young people each year. John is an accredited therapist and supervisor with post-grad CBT training.