Pondero Newbury – Mental Health: Listening with empathy

Peter Larkum, award winning Mental Health First Aid Instructor and the Creator of Mentality, will be talking about the importance of opening up conversations about mental health, and how to listen with empathy.

With over 20 years’ experience of supporting people, and over 10 years of experience training in mental health, Peter has seen an increase in how acceptable it is to talk about our mental health, yet there is now a danger that we don’t know how to listen with empathy or take appropriate action. His talk will help us learn how to develop these important skills.

Peter has trained tens of thousands of people to help reduce the stigma and discrimination that surrounds mental health illness. Peter was awarded ‘Excellence in Training’ for his work as a MHFA instructor. Mentality won the ‘Product Impact Award’ in the This Can Happen Awards 2021. His client list includes HSBC, Ministry of Defence, NHS, Experian, Balfour Beatty, Boots, London School of Economics, the University of Southampton. Further information can be found on his website.


May 24 2023


10:30 am - 12:00 pm




The Honesty Cookery School
The Honesty Cookery School
The Barn at North Sydmonton House, North Sydmonton, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 4UL
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