Call us on +44 (0)208 914 7811

HW Favicon

David Whiting

How David describes himself: Thoughtful, approachable, positive

Superpowers:  Fighting fires and running; marathons, up hills, along trails…you name it, he runs it!

Strengths: David is often praised for being approachable and understanding, the perfect combination for being an Associate Instructor!

Random Fact: David, like Sylvia, is a stickler for grammar and often likes to correct people. He also plays an instrument – the saxophone – maybe there is a Healthy Work band in the making with HB as lead singer!

 

Work History

David worked in the London Fire Brigade for over thirty years and attended many significant incidents.  During his service, he led a group in the brigade which ensured that emergency services, the military and government organisations worked effectively together at major incidents.  Additionally, he was the lead officer in the 7th July bombing inquests ensuring that his colleagues were supported emotionally during the hearings.

Following his retirement from the service, David has worked in the civil nuclear industry focussing on emergency preparedness and response including crisis and incident management. David is a Mental Health First Aid instructor approved to deliver adult, youth and higher education courses. He is also approved to deliver the British Safety Council ‘Mates in Mind’ courses. David is passionate about reducing the stigma around mental health, particularly in those sectors in which there’s a reluctance to openly discuss the subject.

Sign up for our newsletter

Enter your email to receive our valuable industry news and updates

Social Share
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Like our Facebook Page

GRAB OUR FAMH TRAINING TOOLKIT

As uncertainty, disruption and fear from the pandemic takes its toll on millions of workers around the world we know that anxiety particularly is on the rise.

Within your organisation, as well as training your managers and providing general mental health awareness training for all, you may feel that you want to appoint some Wellbeing Champions or Mental Health First Aiders to encourage people to talk more freely, promote early intervention which enables recovery, reducing stigma and boosting a positive culture.

Check out our toolkit to see if First Aid for Mental Health training is right for your organisation 

GRAB OUR HEALTHY WORK TOOLKIT

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Download your Healthy Work Toolkit to support you to look after your wellbeing and boost your resilience 

GRAB OUR WELLBEING STRATEGY TOOLKIT

The right health and wellbeing strategy has the power to help you lower absence rates, increase productivity and improve employee engagement by showing you put your staff’s needs first.

Download our Wellbeing Strategy and Training Needs Analysis: your step-by-step guide to organisational wellbeing

TELL ME MORE!

Please fill in the form below to be added to our mailing list for receiving newsletters and our tips & tricks!

TELL ME MORE!

Please fill in the form below and we will contact you about our events

TELL ME MORE!

Please fill in the form below and we will contact you about our courses

GRAB YOUR FREE COPY OF OUR LOCKDOWN SURVEY!