About Be Positive
Our aim is to make workplaces healthy, happy and more prosperous. Let us improve the mental health of your employees through empowerment, training and education. Happy employees make for happy customers!
I’m Karen Hayward, the founder of Be Positive. My passion is helping to improve mental health in the workplace to ensure that all team members can work to the best of their abilities. As a Mental Health First Aid Instructor with MHFA England, I work with businesses and individuals to reduce the stigma around mental health. In the same way as people are trained to provide first aid for physical illnesses and injuries, MHFA England provides training in how to spot signs of mental health issues and provide the right support.
To supplement the services I deliver for Be Positive, I undertake ongoing professional development in the field of mental health. I have a sound knowledge of working with people being a practicing professional therapist and life coach. Having a keen interest in how the mind works and its impact on emotional and physical conditions, my primary interests are trauma, anxiety and pain. I am dedicated to helping clients achieve happiness and well-being in their lives.
Prior to setting up Be Positive, I worked in both the private and public sectors. I continue to put my financial background to good use to help businesses quantify the business case for investing in mental health training and support. The impacts of poor mental health in the workplace result in significant costs to businesses. I work closely with employers to deliver a return on their investment, wanting them to reap the substantial benefits of providing mental health support for their people – from increased job satisfaction and engagement to improved staff retention and greater productivity, stronger teams and more.
A fantastic team of carefully selected associates and practitioners also helps to deliver Be Positive’s services. This allows us to tailor workshops, training and consultancy to your organisation’s specific needs.
MHFA England Instructor Member, CHH, GQHP, BWRT Dip, Cert. NLPS, Dip. SCT, SCT and BLAST Prac