My first impression of Nikki Parry is how great a communicator she is, which is fantastic as her primary role is in education on mental health first aid as one half of the dynamic duo Be Well Learning.
Be Well Learning have a mission to help make 1 in 10 people in the North West (and then the UK) mental health first aid trained, which is something I am very much on board with.
Physical first aiders are a legal requirement in the work place, but mental first aid isn't supported in this way, so it's fantastic to have forward thinking companies taking the initiative and seeing the importance of this training.
As well as talking about MHFA we also discuss The Bloom Building and the Open Door Project. The former being a creative hub in Birkenhead where various forms of media and creativity are used to provide people with an outlet to express themselves and the latter being a fantastic FREE 8 week mentorship service to help young people with their mental health.