I’m Stuart Sorensen. I’ve been a qualified mental health nurse for over 25 years and a trainer, writer and speaker for around 20 years now. I still practice ‘at the coalface’ too, just as I always have. I’m passionate about mental health, rights and liberties and in helping both workers and service-users to be all that they can be. In the last few years I’ve worked as a community psychiatric nurse, as clinical lead in a busy community psychosis team and also as Quality Development Lead for a large UK social care provider. Before that I worked in acute psychiatry, as a clinical lead nurse specialising in recovery from serious mental disorders and I led a team of drugs workers in residential social care. Recently I worked as perpetual duty worker in a community mental health team and I’m currently working in a crisis and home treatment team in the North of England. You might say I’ve been around a bit.
I have long believed that for a trainer or consultant to stay relevant he or she must keep their practical skills up to date. I know that my clients think so too. You want the person you’re talking with to understand the real world of practice. You want him or her to understand your world and the challenges you face. You want him or her to ‘know’.
That’s why the best freelancers make a point of staying in touch. But spending time in practice is only half the battle. We need to use that experience when we work with our freelance clients. That’s why my training and consultancy clients keep coming back – they know how hard I work to keep in touch with the real world.
Recently I’ve branched out into online training with full courses and short seminars delivered by Zoom, Teams and Skype. as well as my face-to-face training sessions. Please get in touch to arrange either type of training for your workplace.
You can watch audio samples of one of my online training courses below.
Please feel free to get in touch below the video clips to see how Mind The Care Training can help you or click on the courses tab here.