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Why Mental Health?

Mental health is central to our general state of health and performance in all aspects of life but it is an area which is often neglected and misunderstood.

In the U.K:

·         In any year, one in four people (one in six of the working population) experience a diagnosable mental health issue

·         At 45% mental ill health is now the leading cause of sickness absence in the UK 

·         Three children in every classroom have a diagnosable mental health condition

·         The leading cause of death for men under 50 yrs old is suicide

Yet, mental ill health is often preventable and sustained recovery is achievable if we educate ourselves.

Mental health is a part of life in the same way as physical health yet it is often stigmatised and a lack of knowledge and confidence can delay help and recovery.


Why was Get Mental Health Training founded?

With the cost of poor mental health to the economy being between £74 and £99 billion per year, changing views and increasing skills is paramount. Learning how to take care of ourselves, support others and create lifestyles which are protective, is central to improving the health of our society.


We were founded with the specific aim of helping to bridge the gap between where we are now and where we need to be. 


What do we do?

We teach the skills and confidence to respond, support and manage crisis and to change workplace culture for the better. Doing this does not require you to have specialist mental health knowledge but it certainly helps if your training is provided by people who do!

Drawing on our professional backgrounds, we design and deliver high quality education sessions which make full use of our clinical and managerial experience, combined with the theory and evidence base demanded by Public Health.


As well as training we provide coaching and consultancy to ensure a complete and holistic service to our clients.


We are motivated by a passion to contribute to a more aware and better informed future.


Who are we?

Our training team is headed up by the co-founders and principal trainers Bethany & Mark Goldsborough. Both are highly experienced mental health professionals and educators whose experience encompasses a number of director level appointments and spans the NHS, Local Authority, Voluntary and Private sectors.
































Bethany Goldsborough, Co-Founder
Mark Goldsborough, Co-Founder
  • Diploma College of Occupational Therapy UK


  • State Registered Occupational Therapist

  • Pdip Integrative Counselling

  • Accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor

        (Adult, Youth, Higher Education and half day courses) 

  • Fellow Institute of Leadership & Management

  • RMN Registered Mental Nurse

  • M.Ed Psychodynamic Counselling

  • Pdip Accredited Executive Coach

  • BACPAccT Accredited Trainer & Assessor

  • EHLA Executive Healthcare Leadership Award

  • SSCLA Strategic Social Care Leadership Award

  • Accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor (all Adult formats)

Bethany has worked in mental health since graduating as an Occupational Therapist in the 1980s. She spent many years working in clinical settings as a therapist before moving into management of services and commissioning.


Developing an increasing belief that mental ill health is often preventable, Bethany moved into Public Health as Mental Health Promotion Lead for Cambridgeshire specialising in mental health promotion and prevention of illness.


A passion for educating has led to Bethany designing and delivering high quality mental health and wellbeing training for many years both in her previous Public Health role and in her independent role.

The greatest reward and drive behind this work for Bethany? Watching people light up with realisation and truly seeing attitudes change.

As Steve Jobs said: “The only way to do great work is to love what you do”

Mark Goldsborough

Founder & Principal Trainer

Bethany Goldsborough

Founder & Principal Trainer


Mark has worked in mental health and special education for over four decades. He qualified as a psychiatric nurse in the 1980’s and has worked throughout as a clinician and trainer before moving into the management of services, including a large mental health hospital.

Mark has always been an advocate for minimising the artificial demarcation between mental health and mental ill health and believes strongly in a holistic approach to wellbeing. He also has expertise in Asperger syndrome alongside a keen understanding of the influence of workplaces on mental health and the significant impact this has on personal resilience and productivity.

Mark is a very experienced trainer and accredited coach believing passionately in developing the narrative around mental health.


The greatest reward and drive behind this work for Mark? Playing his part in developing mentally healthy workplaces.


As Peter Drucker said: “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”

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