Mental health awareness week 2016

As the only Specialist Mental Health training and mentoring Service based in the West Midlands region we are proud to support mental health awareness week 2016 which runs from the 16th – 22nd of May.  The theme of this year’s awareness week is relationships and as we all know good relationships help us live longer and happier lives with fewer physical and mental health problems. Investing in your relationships is as important as healthy eating, exercise and not smoking. Therefore during the […]

Annual Compass Fair North West Social Work Show

On the 16th May 2016 Fay Hunkins-Walcott, the founder and managing director of Hunkins cHoice, will be attending the annual Social Work Compass Fair conference in Manchester. Fay has a long history in the social work profession both as a practitioner and trainer. She will be discussing with colleagues how she has transferred her social work knowledge and skills into the Hunkins cHoice ethos and practice. The aim is to maintain her relationship with the profession and its positive impact on practice […]

Training and Mentoring support for social workers and mental health professionals

We are now offering one to one support for social workers and mental health professionals needing to meet their continual professional development (CPD) requirements and professional quality assurance needs. This is tailored to individual requirements and can be in the form of long arm practice teaching, supervision and mentoring on an ongoing basis as required. Hunkins cHoice aim to provide supervision which is available a time and place suitable to the supervisee. This support is accessible via contractual arrangement between […]

Women in Business Event: 26th May 2016

Women in Business event on the 26.05.2016.   Hunkins cHoice will be will be hosting a half day training event.   Topics covered will include mental wellbeing and work life balance, how to access funding for wellbeing support in the workplace and how to take a mindful approach to entrepreneurialism. This event is a must for business owners and self-employed individuals that want to achieve success by maintaining a healthy and positive mind.

Hunkins cHoice Student Voices with Newman University: Mental wellbeing in University

In support of Time To Change we are celebrating National student mental health from 28th February- 5th March. As part of this week Hunkins cHoice will host a dialogue between students of universities, discussing mental health awareness and wellbeing.  This event will take place at Newman University, Wednesday 2nd March 2016, 12:30 – 2:30pm. For more details on how to take part please contact us today.  The following poster may be downloaded by clicking on the image below.

Yet more negative reporting on mental health issues…..

Yet more negative reporting on mental health issues….. I was asked by a colleague to look into the recent frenzy surrounding the mental health debate on stigma and public opinion. This time it is about a comment possibly made with best interest concerns at heart. Sadly, MP Chamali Fernando’s comments did not provide a suitable response to the question asked about how best to support people managing mental health issues and only served to create a huge backlash. My colleague […]