I suffer with high BP and have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and also a kidney problem, all of which could be associated with being obese. My dad, also suffers with type 2 diabetes and started injecting himself with insulin last summer.

I wondered how stupid I would feel if I had to inject myself because I chose to ignore the offer from WMAS to improve my Health and Wellbeing.

To date I have lost 3 stone 12lb, that’s 54lbs. This coming Monday I will have been on my journey for 5 months and hope to receive my 4 stone award. I have also reduced my BMI by 8 points too.

I know I won’t be stick thin, and don’t want to be, but I do know I will be to be a lot healthier.

Jon Holland

AFA based at Coventry hub

Mental Wellbeing Practitioner Service

We’re lucky to have great support. It’s important to have good support at work, helps you deal with issues and carry on doing your job well. 

I felt supported and listened to. If I needed further support, or intervention I was supported and signposted in the right direction. 

MWP was exceptionally empathetic and insightful. She gave me many helpful suggestions to get through a very difficult time in my life. I’m very grateful for all her assistance and kind words. 

MWP was understanding, professional and had excellent knowledge of Mental Health issues and sign posting. My referral to outside services was quick and appropriate for my needs. Thank you and keep up the excellent work.  

The Listening Centre Counselling Services

I feel I have benefited hugely from the sessions and i cannot recommend my therapist enough.  I’m hugely thankful & grateful to her.

The Listening Centre Counselling Services

Outstanding! Very professional and very caring!


The Listening Centre Counselling Services

At the start of my counselling I felt as though I wasn’t in a good place and not myself. Ruth listened to everything I had to say and provided support and resources in order to get myself better. I found the process very successful.

Suicide Awareness Course

I’ve just had a mental health call and I feel it was my best one yet. I knew exactly what to say and at the end of the call he thanked me and said just speaking to me made him feel better. At the start he was that upset he couldn’t get his words out.

I feel so proud.

That training did help.


Dual Trained Call Assessor

Climbing Out

After being injured in an RTC in January last year, Dudley Technician Michaela Preece sustained a hip injury which as well as affecting her physically, impacted her mental health and well-being. She received support from the Trust’s Mental Wellbeing Team and was referred to Climbing Out; a charity which works to rebuild confidence, self-esteem and motivation in people who have been through a life changing injury, illness or trauma by combining outdoor activities with mental resilience training.

“One of the best things about Climbing Out is it is not just a single week of support on a programme, it’s a community and a family, once you’ve completed your programme there is continued support and events. From walk and talk days, member-led events, and even further programmes to continue your journey and self-development. I have been incredibly lucky to be selected for a canoeing expedition in Sweden next year. I cannot thank the Trust’s well-being team enough for putting me in touch with such an amazing charity, as I probably wouldn’t have got involved without their encouragement. I’m proud to be an ambassador for the charity so if you feel yourself or someone you know may benefit from Climbing Out, complete a referral form on their website, contact the Trust’s Health and Wellbeing team or contact myself or Jamie Detheridge, a fellow ambassador at Shrewsbury Hub”



Since accessing Qwell Suzy* has seen an improvement in her overall mood and has tools to help regulate her emotions. As her support ended she was encouraged to see her GP and had started medications for anxiety which were further easing her symptoms. Qwell was part of a holistic approach to her situation and Suzy still has access to the resources and self-help areas on our platform.

*Suzy is a pseudonym

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