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Meet Our Trainers

Highly-qualified mental health trainers with a passion for the maritime industry

Lee Loveless FRSPH

Mental Health Trainer

Before starting his career as a mental health trainer, Lee worked as a boat builder. He is passionate about the maritime industry and has delivered training to some of the largest shipping companies in the world.

He has worked in mental health services and public mental health for over 20 years. Whilst working in Adult Social Care mental health services, Lee worked with a number of clients from seafaring occupations experiencing acute mental health illness. Lee was the locality lead (in Portsmouth, UK) for public mental health, suicide prevention, dementia, and public health workforce development. Alongside these roles Lee managed a multi-agency training team and was the lead trainer in a Local Authority (and formerly an NHS Primary Care Trust) for mental health and suicide prevention as well as behaviour change and motivational interviewing. Lee qualified as a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) trainer in early 2008 and qualified to teach the OFQAL Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health in 2020.

Lee has delivered to a wide range of professionals and lay people from a vast variety of backgrounds from health and local authority, Further & Higher Education, manufacturing, armed forces personnel, community groups and volunteers, financial sector and commercial enterprises. In 2010, Lee became a National Training Team  member for MHFA England, training instructors to deliver all the Mental Health First Aid programmes, including the MHFA Armed Forces course.

Lee is an exam external verifier for the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and has written and contributed to the development of several health qualifications including the Level 2 Understanding Mental Health and Level 2 Understanding Emotional Wellbeing.

Lee sits on the RSPH health qualifications expert reference panel.

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