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Mental Health & Wellbeing Specialist Firm Life & Progress appoints Head of Training Services

Garth MacAnally has been working as a Senior EAP Consultant and Trainer for Life and Progress for the last two years.

During this time, he has developed and delivered Mental Health and Wellbeing Workshops alongside EAP and Manager Training workshops as well as providing EAP Consultancy and Account Management.

Mental Health & Wellbeing Specialist Firm Life & Progress appoints Head of Training Services

Garth said, “I am very fortunate to thoroughly enjoy my job with a whole-hearted belief that a well-managed and educative EAP programme should, can and will empower employees and employers to access professional support and advice across the many challenges that life can present us with”.

His passion to help reduce stigma surrounding Mental Health with empathy and compassion is evident in his work, to inspire confidence in others to normalise the everyday conversations that we should be having when it comes to our wellbeing is part of his main agenda.   

Garth has been working in the EAP & Wellbeing industry for the last 15 years. From the sharp end in EAP Operations through to Account Management, Business Development and EAP training.

Garth said “I initially trained as an engineer after leaving school then started working as an Industrial Therapist within NHS Mental Health Services where I set up from scratch an engineering workshop teaching both metalwork and woodwork as part of retraining and keeping work skills alive for medium to long term hospitalised patients “.  He also undertook a specialised Teacher Training Qualification during this time.

“The training platform we have developed is centred around wellbeing and support. We recognise that our clients require sustainable strategies in learning and ongoing development, and we provide a bespoke consultative approach to their needs”

“I am delighted to have this progression in my role at Life & Progress and I look forward to expanding the range of training services we deliver.”

Managing Director, Brian Taylor said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Garth MacAnally as Head of Training Services.  Garth is a terrific trainer, renowned for his personable approach to delivering quality and meaningful training, and for making a lasting impression, that rare breed. Garth is a seasoned professional and well-respected in his field, extremely knowledgeable, truly passionate and with boundless energy I cannot think of anyone better suited to head-up, develop and maintain our extensive training services portfolio.  I very much look forward to seeing the continued development of our training services, building on our UK network of high-quality Trainers, and to supporting client-organisations and exceeding their expectations.”

Garth enjoys the outdoors, walking the dog, reading, cooking, a fine glass of wine, playing music and having quality family time with his wife and sons.

Life & Progress is widely recognised as a leading Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) Intermediary, whereby we provide SME clients with affordable access to high-quality EAP services from several of the UK’s mainstream EAP Providers.

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