Who is in the team and how did this all start...
Welcome to the Wellbeing Warehouse, let us tell you a little about what we do.
The Wellbeing Warehouse was formed following the tragic loss of the life of Jordan, a member of The Warehouse Gym Leicester. Jordan sadly took his own life linked to the COVID-19 pandemic during the initial National lockdown. Jordan had suffered with mental health challenges for a number of years, but these challenges, coupled with COVID-19 became too much for him to bear. During the third National lockdown, another member of The Warehouse Gym, Mukhtar, also tragically took his own life, after struggling with mental health challenges.
Jordan’s and Mukhtar’s deaths highlighted just how many people were really struggling with life and how the "current system" is clearly not working well enough. People who are not able to afford private therapy were being impacted by the strains on the NHS mental health system, with people facing lengthy waiting lists before they can get the help they need. Sometimes this can be as long as 18 months.
It was time for the local Community to come together and create a space where people from all over the country could gain access to a support groups and therapists, without the financial burden or waiting list.
And so The Wellbeing Warehouse began.
The Wellbeing Warehouse consists of a small, but committed team, who offer their time and experience (for free) in Leicester and the surrounding areas. We provide a space, which is open to everybody, regardless of financial position and/or current mental state. Our aim is to provide you with a service, which is simple, easy to navigate and not so serious. One where you can receive support within days/weeks, rather than months/years. This service is not intended to replace the support of GPs and Mental Health professionals, but is hoped to offer you more immediate support, whilst you wait for longer term input.
But please note, The Wellbeing Warehouse is not just for people who are struggling, even if you feel like life is feeling pretty smooth right now we still have some pretty cool webinars that can help, including meditation and check in chats on Sunday mornings, (both which are awesome btw).
Feel free to browse our site, attend our group webinars and seek our support, without any financial stress. Once you have attended 3 group webinars, there will be the opportunity to discuss your ongoing needs with one of our team, where the option of 4-6 sessions of 1-2-1 therapy may be offered to further support your wellbeing.
Dude, what's up? I'm just a regular guy who went through his 20's whilst in the Army thinking he knew everything about life.
Got close to 30 and life had other plans for me and turns out I didn't know as much as I thought I did. And I could tell that I needed some help.
Spent the next 2-3 years with a therapist to try and figure out "life". Turns out that going through therapy was one of the best decisions I ever made, despite the fact there was so much stigma around males going to a therapist.
5 years later, and more often than not, life feels effortless for me due to what I learnt whilst in therapy.
So with first-hand experience I'm here to hopefully show other men that talking about mental health and the struggles we ALL face at some point in life can, and do get better with a little bit of help.
P.s I also have the coolest dog ever...
Hi, my name is Alison and whilst I am a qualified Life Coach I have had many years of personal and professional experience dealing with Mental Health and the effects it has on our lives.
I don’t usually share my own experiences with others as it is seen as ‘unprofessional’ to do so, but my reality is that I really do understand how it feels to feel like a failure, how it feels to cry uncontrollably in a dark place, and also I know what ‘acting out’ looks and feels like.
It’s my own imperfections which I think help to really support my clients and to allow them to be real with themselves and feel that change is possible and within them – because ‘fake it till you make it’ really does work until that moment of self-belief when actually you ‘believe’ you can make it.
I am a qualified therapist, I have over 20-years' experience working in the health & fitness industry.
I offer short-term and long-term counselling sessions. where I provide a safe counselling environment, by offering confidentiality and non judgement free space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings.
As we know, life, isn't straight forward.
Hi, I’m Grace,
I work at The Warehouse Gym and also as a safeguarding officer and careers advisor for teenagers in Leicester.
Although not a qualified therapist I do have experience in helping the younger generation with a variety of challenges they face on a daily basis.
I believe that sometimes, a friendly face and a listening ear is often a great way to start our wellness journey. And as much as I like to talk, I also love to listen.
And although I hate to admit, I'm arsenal fan, though let's keep this on the DL.
Feel free to reach out to me if you feel you need a little help.
Hiya, It's Tasha and I’m an Integrative counsellor.
I will cater your sessions to what you need and what will be most beneficial in the time we have.
I currently work in substance misuse recovery and previous to that I worked with survivors of sexual abuse and in mental health crisis.
I have lived experience of various traumas which is what got me wanting to train to be a therapist supporting others.
Don't worry, there’s no clipboard or white coat as someone once expected when they came into therapy : ).
I’m a retired party girl and pretty much drank my way through my problems from the age of 14.
I know what it feels like to feel completely alone and struggling every day on the inside but with a smile on your face because reaching out for help just feels too big of a challenge.
We are here to help with zero judgement, and I hope we get to speak soon.
What's up?, I'm Dilesh (Dil) and currently working as a Community Alcohol & Substance Recovery Worker supporting people with any issues relating to drugs and alcohol.
I have 4 years' experience in supporting people to beat addiction through a variety of methods, Including first-hand experience with both drugs and alcohol.
Spent many a months, (ok years) partying, drinking, raving and experimenting with pretty much any stimulant I could get my hands on.
I am now 5 years drug free and want to support you in your journey, in anyway that I can.
Hey it's Molly,
I'm in my a final year as a student Mental Health nurse at De Montfort University.
I have worked within mental health settings for over seven years and my passions includes being a listening ear for someone to talk to, hearing people’s life stories, and staying fit and active at the gym!
If you find yourself wanting a friendly face to chat or you are struggling with life then feel free to get in touch!
P.s A fun fact about me is that I am from a place in South Wales called Caerphilly!
Hi all, my names Holly and I'm an integrative counsellor specialising in 'Person Centred', 'Cognitive Behavioural Therapy' (CBT) and 'Attachment Theory' methods.
I'm also a trainee psychotherapist currently finishing my masters (MSc) at university.
As a child I always struggled academically, thought I wasn't good enough and had severe low self-esteem and anxiety as a result.
In fact my first encounter with a psychiatrist was at the mere age of 7!
Being diagnosed with dyslexia in adulthood was one of the massive eyeopeners in my life as to why I found school so difficult and why my brain processed other traumatic experiences in the way that it did.
In light of this, my current research is on the profound emotional effects dyslexia can have on an individual and how this can be explored in therapy.
Having a background in working with adolescents and adults with a wide range of disabilities I have always aimed to be inclusive in my therapy work.
I believe it is truly important to accommodate the individual needs of a client, after all we are all unique and therefore our therapy experience should be too.
Its Leyna here,
When I was younger I had a lot of external and internal problems that effected my mental health. Surrounded by complex mental health issues and being affected by such I have spent most of my career supporting and helping people overcome their issues so that they can feel more like themselves again.
I am currently completing a counselling course and this has shaped my mindset and what I want to get out of life.
I believe that life is fluid and ever changing, so a fixed and steady life may not be one where you are thriving.
If you want to find out more about yourself, understand your repeat behaviours and learn to build better relationships with others, let’s talk.
P.s This year I won the "most likely to be snacking at work" award. Food is life.
Copyright 2021 The Wellbeing Warehouse