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How to protect your mental health in a pandemic

Category: Mental Health, podcast, mental health initiative, Mental Health Workshop, mental health awareness training, COVID-19, mental health awareness, mental health in workplace, mental health at work, Colt

Mental Health

It seems only fitting to include an episode around how 2020 affected our mental health and what we can do to safeguard it. Our host Izzy Bishop sits down with Bram Troost, qualified Mental Health First Aider at Colt, and Hayley Dare and Gavin Richardson, co-founders of Wellbeing Mental Health.


About the Full Picture

The Full Picture is a new podcast from Colt Technology Services combining individual stories and expert opinions to make sense of the world around us. Our first season is all around inclusion and diversity: why is it important? What do I&D statistics actually mean? And, most importantly, what should companies be doing about it?

We have launched a podcast that blends personal stories from our Colties, their own experiences and unique perspectives, along with the views and insights from experts within our industry and beyond. Episodes will focus in on topics that mean something to our people and the workforces of other organisations such as mental health, neurodiversity in tech, changing conversations about race, to name a few.

The podcast will deep dive and get to the heart of some of the topics that we’re all thinking about.

Meet our guest speakers

Bram Troost

Bram Troost

Customer Relationship Manager, Colt

Bram Troost is a Customer Relationship Manager who has been at Colt for almost two years. He is also a trained Mental Health First Aider for the Dutch office based in Amsterdam. Currently, he is undertaking a post-graduate diploma as a Coach Practitioner, which is helping him in his MHFA-role to assist colleagues in distress.

Hayley Dare

Hayley Dare

Co-founder, Wellbeing Mental Health

Hayley is a Chartered Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist with over 25 years experience. She has previously acted as the Clinical Director and Lead Consultant for the West London Mental Health NHS Trust overseeing Broadmoor, Rampton and The Orchard – Europe’s largest women’s secure hospital.

Gavin Richardson

Gavin Richardson

Co-founder, Wellbeing Mental Health

Gavin Richardson has held numerous executive leadership and board level positions in a career of over 30 years. Since leaving the large corporate environment in 2012, he has been working in advisory and leadership roles with a range of enterprises including Elenchus Limited, the psychology practice established with Hayley. Gavin has an MBA and is a Samaritans Trainer and Listening Volunteer.

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VERCIDA works with over one hundred clients who are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. If you are an employer and interested in working with VERCIDA to promote your diversity and inclusion initiatives and attract the best candidates, please email [email protected] for more information.

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