” Tackling the mental illness epidemic we face in today’s world is the greatest gift we can give society, allowing us to unlock the vast latent potential available in our homes, families, communities and culture. ”
“I first became interested in the principles we teach, when I was in my late twenties. I was doing a teacher training course, I was struggling, and I started seeing a counsellor provided by the university. The counsellor I met, helped me to understand what was going on for me, she also started recommending lots of books and other resources.
Around this time I was invited to deliver a confidence and resilience building course. I enjoyed teaching a subject I was so passionate about, especially as my students reported that they found the learning so helpful in improving their mental health. Supporting people on a 1:1 basis to educate themselves, and develop techniques they can use to support themselves has also been wonderful.
Recognising my issues were as a result of living with undiagnosed ADHD and other nondivergent conditions was a huge relief for me personally and motivated a huge development in my learning, and the services we provide.
Hapus Training has been in existence for 21 years now and has always aspired to be a part of the solution not the problem. This is done through being honest and open, raising awareness, the techniques we teach, and the support we provide.
I believe that the lack of understanding of the brain, the stigma, and resultant mental health crisis is both shameful and tragic. Recognising mental health issues and neurological differences are normal not character defects is important. Simple changes and the right support can transform a life.”
Sian Powell, 2023