Milton Park Innovation Centre, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
"Thank you so much Vimla - this course has been so informative and has equipped us with invaluable communication skills to use both in the workplace and outside. I personally felt quite apprehensive prior to the course about how it would be as this is such an emotive subject, but quickly felt comfortable with you both and the rest of the group. I am really interested to keep learning and research further to develop my skills. Thanks again",
Clare Hepburn L.C.S.P (Phys), Berkshire Body and Mind
"Thank you for such an interesting and informative Mental Health First Aid workshop. Initially I thought this was run specifically for the workplace but it is invaluable in every aspect of life. I’m self-employed, volunteer and have experienced mental health through family and friends and the course was applicable to every sector. It explains different types of mental health one may come into contact with, but most importantly a simple easy to remember acronym you can apply to all situations. The course has given me the confidence to approach an individual and know what to say and do. The course is a combination of individual learning followed by tutor lead sessions, included in these are case studies which allow you to apply the learning. As a tutor Vimla has been very supportive. Joining instructions were clear and simple and reassurance of how the course is run was forthcoming. During the course it is possible to trigger personal emotions and Vimla was very supportive and empathetic to the needs of everyone. I think this course is as essential as physical first aid. A skill sadly you will certainly use where poor mental health affects all of us at some time in our lives"
Nina Fjeldhaug, Certified High-Performance/ Leader Coach
"Vimla is that rare combination of having excellent knowledge, insight and wisdom, delivering it with heart and passion. She is a beautiful person inside out, really great at teaching and empowering you. She will touch your life and help you see how wellness is natural and achievable, she shines her light on your most valuable asset - your health and wellness. Also what is very interesting and relevant is that she is coming from a business background, she has learned first hand that health is the first wealth. Hope we move into a new decade where this will be fully embraced."
"Excellent course! Was helpful to break off into smaller groups for the tasks. It enabled good conversation and feedback. Great content too. Would highly recommend". "My subject knowledge, use of appropriate language and understanding of mental health issues is greatly enhanced and I have already put some strategies into practice. The handbook is a very supportive document and a great reference point". "Informative, inclusive & welcoming, great links for more information, one of the best/most helpful courses I have ever attended".
"With starting this course with zero knowledge on how to approach and understand someone's mental health, I would have never thought it possible that I could learn so much in two days! The two days flew by so quickly and covered so much! ALGEE is certainly in my head now and knowing how to use it is great."
"I feel like it gave really good skills and information on how to approach someone experiencing poor mental health in a range of circumstances both in and out of work. And also increased my awareness of the range of mental health disorders there are and the effects of them. I feel more confident and like I could do the right thing using ALGEE to help someone. You both made it a very safe space to talk and share experiences, Thank you."
"It was superb. Bonita & Vimla really complement each other, with their knowledge & personal experiences. Also made me feel comfortable and not alone with my own personal circumstances. I will certainly continue my learning. And looking into different help measures that are out there, for myself & my family. Can’t thank you enough!"
"The course was very valuable given the current times we live in as well as situations thrown at us such as additional worries and pressures such as the COVID outbreak. The course was well structured and lead, excellent guidance and knowledge given by the tutors and pace set was ideal for quality of learning. I would highly recommend this course to others and I came away from the course feeling more confident in the knowledge and understanding that I feel stronger to help someone now should they require support. Thank you"
Rob Mazure, Naturopath London
“I loved Vimla's last event and learning about the Ayurvedic Body Constitutions and Personalities. The crowd were really engaged and the workshop was fun and friendly! Looking forward to the next event!”
Rosaleen Bloombury, Yoga Instructor & Life Purpose Decoder, London
“Vimla's Veda Santé event was really nicely done with everything considered including the venue. The event was highly informative with an intimate atmosphere, I look forward to the next one”
"This course has been extremely insightful and has exposed me to areas which I was not aware, giving me the confidence to fully support not just colleagues, but others too. The depth of information has very much given me a broader understanding of some of the symptoms which can identify a person's trait and may cause reason for any unusual behaviour."
"I participated to the 2 Days online “Mental Health First Aid”, to educate myself and learn the basis of first aid to better assist people around me suffering from early signs of burnout, depressions and all sorts of mental discomfort or crisis. The course was very interactive, very professional and well balanced during these 2 days. I highly recommend VedaSante for the course."
"Well planned and executed , Vimla was most helpful and educational ! I’ve already recommended this course to others"
"The course was extremely informative and well delivered, we had a really good group. Our trainer Vimla was fantastic and really knowledgeable, I really enjoy the MHFA courses, they are fantastic".
"I felt the course was quite intense on the first day, but I realise the reasons behind getting these subjects covered first. The course content was really interesting and is one of the few courses I've actually engaged with 99% of the time!. Really liked the whiteboard function. Overall, I feel any slight stigma which was in my mind previously has been lifted :)"
"Very well structured and informative course. I feel have gained very useful knowledge on how to assist someone experiencing mental health issues. "Thank you for the efforts you put in making something very serious not just attainable but somewhat enjoyable or as enjoyable as a course with this subject matter can be"
“This course was very informative and has given me the tools to support the well-being of others in my medical career and otherwise”.
"I was very impressed with the overall experience. My first online course so started out a little shaky, I had everything organised but was a little unsure of terminology, once I realised, it actually was very obvious. All delivered in a friendly and informative manner. Thank you."