A brief history
MindSafe began in 2016 by psychotherapist Matt Coleclough. As a young lad Matt experienced poor mental health in the form of panic disorder, agoraphobia and depression. After his recovery in 2006 he helped to set up a mental health charity where he ran over 400 support groups helping hundreds of anxiety and depression sufferers achieve recovery. Later he received the Queens Award for Voluntary Services (QAVS) for his outstanding dedication and achievement.
In 2014, he became a qualified psychotherapist and set up his own therapy practice specialising in the treatment of anxiety disorders. It was during this time that he met Jason Anker MBE who runs Health and Safety company Proud2bSafe and a special bond unfolded. Jason suggested that Matt should bring his wealth of experience and unique ability to help others into the workplace. It was a natural progression for Matt with his background and so began two years of research and writing to what became MindSafe.
Trying to keep the overall objective simple and clear and not become too influenced and side tracked by current workplace mental health solutions has been at the forefront of our minds throughout our development. Our team have all demonstrated their own ability to successfully improve people’s wellbeing in previous professions so our focus has been on how we can deliver this ability to the employee through the workplace platform. We have been careful to make our presentations appeal to all, not just those who experience poor mental health but also those who don't - everybody will gain something constructive and positive from our talks. We keep a keen eye on the latest research and studies in areas of interest to keep our talks fresh and in-line with current developments.