Mental Health Training

Martin Lally

Martin is a current serving Police Officer with Greater Manchester Police but has now built up a strong training delivery that is conducted in his spare time. Martin has been delivering Trauma Risk Management Training for Practitioners and Managers now since 2018 and since 2019 has been delivering the Mental Health First Aid two day and half day courses. Martin has worked with a plethora of different companies and delivers his courses with passion and energy and a real solid reality based ethos. Martin is a TRiM Manager and has worked on some really critical incidents such as the TRiM Response to the Manchester Arena Attack. Martin is a Winston Churchill Fellow of 2018 where he travelled to the USA and Australia and conducted a comparison study of responses to Type 1 and Type 2 trauma which has been a solid foundation for new working platforms in Martins day to day working. Martin also worked as a National Health and Safety Lead and holds the Level 4 CIEH in Health and Safety and the NEBOSH General Certificate

Martin is currently studying AS/A Level History and enjoys spending time with family when away from work, Martin is married with three children.

How have you taken care of your own Mental Health and Wellbeing since the start of the COVID19 Coronavirus pandemic?

This period in time has probably been the strangest and most challenging that this lifetime will ever face and being an operational Police Officer has been extremely busy but it has also been an opportunity to spend more time with my family and more than that quality family time. I felt it was important to keep my mind active through this period and have commenced a two year History AS/A Level which I’m thoroughly enjoying, I know this is something that I wouldn’t have done without lockdown. I’ve spent more time out in the open air walking and enjoyed giving a little bit back to my elder family members by conducting shopping and general tasks for them to help them out. All this has kept me in a positive mindset and this is what has really helped me keep a positive Mental Health during this period.

How do you want to change the world?

I do think that the world at times can be a really cruel place and by this I don’t mean on a grand scale I simply mean how we talk to the next person that we meet in the street. I have always been brought up with good family values and also to be kind and polite to people which I would very much like to see in other people at times. If I could change the world I would like to see less poverty and homelessness and more kindness and I believe that some of the social issues that we face in this day and age could be rectified. I would also probably reduce the ability for cruelty on Social Media. ¬†On a professional point I would like to see more engagement with Mental Health First Aid and I very much hope to be a part of that to share my knowledge with delegates to give them more confidence to talk about difficult issues.

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