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HUMMINGBIRD HEALTH

We are Hummingbird Health (WAHBH) has been born out of a desire to help make a difference to people and how they feel about their mental health. Together we can work towards removing the fear of prejudice and stigma.

I have seen first hand and experienced myself, the challenges faced by those affected by mental illness and how it can seem impossible to speak out in today's fast-paced result-driven environment.

WAHBH has been created to help educate as many people as possible in Mental Health First Aid. This includes the optimism and relief that can come from speaking out when you don’t feel right and encouraging your employees, employers and friends to make positive mental health decisions.

The ‘We are Hummingbird’ group aims to create a global community where people can achieve the strength and confidence they need to communicate openly. Doing this changed my life – it allowed me to have the strength to follow my passion, start my own company and help others.

I hope that this community becomes one that you and your staff can relate to, believe in and feel part of. 

Ian Hurst
Founder & Director We are Hummingbird Health

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IAN HURST

DIRECTOR 

• ADULT MENTAL HEALTH FIRST-AID INSTRUCTOR (MHFA)

• SUICIDE PREVENTION INSTRUCTOR - CITY & GUILDS (SFA)

• BESPOKE MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING

• PUBLIC SPEAKER

• EXPERT PANELLIST

Ian is a well-known and respected Mental Health Professional.   

 

In addition to delivering Mental Health First Aid and Suicide Prevention training, Ian writes, develops and instructs his own bespoke Mental Health Awareness Programmes. Bringing information to life is key for Ian, so not all his training and awareness work is carried out in the classroom, being creative is what he does best and it has led to creations such as a six-part tv series called “A Mental Session” and his own Podcast named “Humming Punks”. As well as educating, Ian is regularly asked to speak at corporate events, attend panel discussions, support other mental health and wellbeing organisations with content and has had numerous radio and TV Interviews.

 

Ian has worked with individuals from all walks of life including the industrial and construction sectors, Royal Navy recruits, private banking, professional musicians and entertainers. He believes his key to success is his ability to engage with clients and find ways to bring Mental Health issues to the fore.   

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RYAN RIDGWAY

• ADULT AND YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST-AID INSTRUCTOR (MHFA)

• PUBLIC SPEAKER

• EXPERT PANELLIST

Ryan is a passionate ambassador for positive mental health conversation and support. He lives to drive down the stigma and judgement around mental health and increase awareness.

Ryan delivers a full range of mental health training courses alongside supporting people with diagnosis such as schizophrenia. He believes that everyone should be able to access much needed mental health support and uses his lived experience to make it an open conversation. Ryans journey living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder gives him a heartfelt empathy for everyone whos experienced a struggle with mental health and hopes that by us sharing our story could prove to be someone elses survival guide.

 

Ryan has taught over 190 courses maintaining the highest level of feedback from those who attend. He has delivered successfully to a range of industries and he will tailor his approach to the needs of the organization as he wants these skills to reach people in a way that they are practical, usable and add value in supporting those that need it.

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ELLIE TALEBIAN

• HYPNOTHERAPIST

• CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH

• PRESENTER

• PUBLIC SPEAKER

• EXPERT PANELLIST

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We are Hummingbird Health Ltd is part of the We are Hummingbird organisation. However, please note that training courses are chargeable and not part of our charitable offering.

"I love how Ian, and the work of We are hummingbird as a whole, can really breakdown what seems a complex navigating of dealing with mental health, and mental illness, into a more simple form of visualising, and putting into use simple practises to improve mental wellbeing overall. Extremely helpful!"

—  Mohammad Osama Jawaid

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