Hello, I'm Paul Longley
Thanks for visiting my website to find out more about first aid mental health courses. I’m Paul, the owner of Think Mental Health, which was founded on over thirty years of experience in helping people to become the best version of themselves.
Having personally suffered poor mental health for over twenty years, I’ve turned these experiences into a positive platform for helping others to take control over their own wellbeing and gain the confidence to support their colleagues.
As a qualified Mental Health Tutor who’s also qualified in Teaching and Learning, my mission is to support organisations and their employees through the highest standard of mental health awareness training.
What drives me...
Mental health comes with a lot of stigma that needs to be broken. The three main stigmas are weakness, burden and embarrassment, all of which stop people, particularly men, from speaking out and sharing their problems.
Keeping these thoughts and feelings to yourself is never the answer, as it can result in stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions worsening until they reach a tipping point. My mission is to support businesses in Hull and East Yorkshire through bespoke mental health courses and enable their employees to stay in control of their wellbeing.
Over the years I’ve worked with all kinds of organisations, including Smith & Nephew, Victory Leisure, Willerby Caravans, First Ladies Club, the Humber Bridge Board, Ridings Engineering, the NHS and Hull and East Yorkshire Mind.
I’ve been involved as a Lead Facilitator for Andy’s Man Club in Hull, which involves organising fundraisers, working closely with the NHS, the local media and the University of Hull, and most of all supporting our members with their mental health journeys. This role has included delivering inspiring talks and speeches to the Hull business community, with audiences of 800+ representatives from large companies such as Siemens, Arco, Victoria Plum, ResQ and the Department of Work & Pensions.
I’m delighted to say that Andy’s Man Club won the High Sheriff Award for Work in the Community, which reflects my dedication to tackling a very real problem that exists throughout society. With one man every two hours taking their own life, it’s crucial that people know how to spot the warning signs and protect their own mental health.
A passion for sport
I was also a talent identification scout for Leeds Rhinos and now deliver this important service for my beloved Hull FC. This allows me to continue working with young people and helping them to achieve their dreams.
This has also led to Hull FC launching an official partnership with Think Mental Health to support its Centre of Excellence, bringing exceptional mental health training to its rising stars.
Award winning business
Recently Think Mental Health was awarded Start-Up Entrepreneur Of The Year at the Hull & East Yorkshire People In Business Awards.
Book a meeting
To find out more about mental health first aid courses in Hull and East Yorkshire, give Paul a call on 07702 177764 or 01482 564215. Alternatively, fill in our contact form and I’ll get back to you right away.