Our Team

We are a Mental Health training provider, co-founded by Gary Johannes and Tamsen Garrie, both of whom have been developing organisations and their people for longer than we can remember! 

GARY JOHANNES

An experienced psychotherapist and hypnotherapist, Gary owns and runs Inspired To Change, a clinical mental health services provider with clinics around the country, specialising in the Solution Focused approach: the most modern mental health solution based on the most up to date neuroscientific research available.

As a senior lecturer at the renowned Clifton Practice, Gary has access to neuroscientific research and findings, almost as soon as they are released, which enables us to keep our training content current.

He is also an authorised Mental Health First Aid Trainer and a speaker on Mental Health Awareness.

TAMSEN GARRIE

A HR professional with a background in the corporate sector, over 10 years experience as a consultant, developing organisations and their people and having run her own mental health practice for over 6 years, Tamsen is very familiar with the challenges faced by organisations and their people in the modern business world.

Originally qualifying as a psychotherapist over 15 years ago, Tamsen chose to retrain in the modern neuroscientific Solution Focused approach in order to update her knowledge and skills.

She is also a speaker on Mental Health Awareness & Management, Leadership & Team Alignment and Cultural Change.

We are supported by a strong team of business owners in their own right, who contribute their specific area of expertise to enable us to provide the best possible service for our clients.


SARAH MATYJASIK

Director of Partnerships

A health and wellbeing specialist, qualified in nutrition and physical fitness, Sarah runs SMpower, a wellbeing consultancy that supports organisations and the people who work within them to achieve optimum performance through optimum wellbeing.

With a background in business development, Sarah joined the team in January 2020 after two years of working with us collaboratively.  She is focused on building partnership relationships with like minded organisations and people to support our shared vision.

Sarah is qualified in the Solution Focused approach and is a speaker on wellbeing.  

KERRY SEYMOUR

Business Support Manager

An experienced and highly competent administrator and project manager, Kerry runs Work Life Solutions, a company that specialises in administrative and business support to health and wellbeing organisations.

Many years spent working in healthcare means that she has a robust working knowledge of the issues that are specific and essential to all businesses, not least those in the health sector.

Acting as a trusted partner, Kerry helps us to maintain efficiency and to deliver the very best outcomes for our clients.

 

Our Associates

As well as our two senior facilitators, we are able to support organisation and country-wide training through an associate team of qualified Solution Focused Therapists who are also trained to deliver our material and facilitate our workshops.  All our associates bring a wealth of experience in both life and work, in addition to their clinical qualifications and experience and energetic delivery style.

They are:

ALI HOLLANDS
Marketing background, neuroscience lecturer, Mental Health Awareness speaker and facilitator.

REBECCA ALLEN
HR Professional, Mental Health Awareness and Management
speaker and facilitator.

CARMEN WILSON
Accountant, Mental Health Awareness speaker and
facilitator.

HELEN JAY
Operations Manager, Mental
Health Awareness speaker
and facilitator.

EMMA TREBY
Doctorate and university lecturer, Mental Health Awareness
speaker and facilitator.

CLAIRE NOYELLE
Pharmacist, neuroscience
lecturer, Mental Health
Awareness speaker and facilitator.

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