Pathlight - Mental Health First Aid Training and Workplace Wellbeing Programmes

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about Pathlight

Driven by a passion to foster positive mental health and compassionate workplaces, Pathlight Ltd are committed to providing excellent training, support and consultancy services.

Pathlight’s mission:

  1. Raise awareness of, provide support for and remove the stigma around mental health issues; and
  2. Empower organisations and individuals to build positive and efficient workplace cultures, focusing on mental, emotional and relational wellbeing, compassionate management, employee purpose and engagement.

What is Mental Health First Aid Training?


Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally-recognised training course that teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.  It’s the mental health equivalent of physical first aid.


Adult MHFA training is aimed at those who wish to support adults who may be experiencing mental health issues, either in their workplace or in their private lives.


MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.


What is Workplace Wellbeing?

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Workplace wellbeing programmes

Pathlight offers bespoke workplace wellbeing programmes to organisations in the Greater Manchester and London areas.

Our workplace wellbeing solutions can be tailored to your organisation’s needs, from generic, brief coaching to in-depth reviews of your workplace culture, including many aspects of your management, HR, staff wellbeing and employee engagement processes.

Pathlight can empower your organisation to develop a positive and efficient workplace culture, focussed on employee-centred wellbeing, holistically incorporating mental, emotional and relational good practice, compassionate management plus employee purpose, motivation and engagement.


Why choose Pathlight?

Hello, I’m Paul, founder of Pathlight.

Pathlight embodies my passion for mental health advocacy and fostering inclusive, compassionate, empowering workplaces.

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Passion and Experience

This work is my calling and I endeavour to do all I can to support, enlighten, inspire and empower others in the field of mental health and workplace wellbeing.

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Excellent Service and Learning Environment

A collaborative, professional, respectful and confidential training environment is guaranteed, along with warm, friendly, inclusive facilitation.

Bespoke Courses and

Pathlight offer bespoke solutions around workplace wellbeing, helping your business to develop and embed a positive corporate culture .


Pathlight offers post-support to individuals and organisations that have attended one of our workplace wellbeing programmes or MHFA training courses.

Why do you need Mental Health First Aid training?
Take a look at what the FSB have to say.

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Paul Wolstenhome
Paul Wolstenhome

Founder and Director of Pathlight Limited

Paul Wolstenholme is a psychotherapist in training, Mental Health First Aid instructor and workplace wellbeing consultant, based in Saddleworth, Greater Manchester.

“Pathlight embodies my passion for mental health advocacy and fostering inclusive, compassionate, empowering workplaces.”

“This work is my calling and I endeavour to do all I can to support, enlighten, inspire and empower others in the field of mental health and workplace wellbeing.  I bring my passion for mental health, wellbeing and personal development, my skills and career experience from the spheres of education, family support and the corporate world, my knowledge from psychotherapy training and my own personal encounters with mental health issues.”

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MHFA England instructor member

As an MHFA England Instructor Member, Pathlight Ltd offers Mental Health First Aid training to individuals and organisations in the Greater Manchester and London areas.




Services for organisations

In-house, bespoke workplace wellbeing programmes and MHFA training courses for organisations responding to their corporate culture and ethical responsibilities around employee wellbeing.  Our corporate programmes can boost productivity and employee engagement in an inclusive and compassionate way.

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Services for individuals

Mental Health First Aid training courses aimed at individuals who wish to support adults who are experiencing mental health issues, either in their workplace or in their private lives.




After Course Service

Pathlight offers post-training support to individuals and organisations that have attended our workplace wellbeing or Mental Health First Aid training programmes.  This support can take the form of:

  • Telephone, email or face-to-face support.
  • Regular or one-off reviews.
  • Ad hoc telephone, email or face-to-face consultancy support on specific issues.


Take a look at what some of our past clients have to say

Design, resourcing & craftsmanship of the course was 1st rate. Made as accesible as possible a deeply complex and often challenging part of human experience whilst maintaining focus on actually empowering people to help others – always cool. Course & facilitator came with full spec compassion.

Diversity Matters NW

Discovering your work…has had a life-changing impact for me.  I admire your cause and deeply value it…Your open approach has inspired me to have a voice.


Taking time out weekly with Paul as a family allowed the space for us to discuss issues we wouldn’t have done normally.  He was engaging with the children and helped us to learn and put in to practice many techniques.  We’re confident that the sessions we did together will be the foundation of a stronger more harmonious family.

Andy & Liz

This is an invaluable course & experience.  The holistic approach that took into consideration all people who might be involved in the case studies was brilliant.  Paul was a patient, kind and professional instructor.  His open, human-to-human delivery really gave the space for me to explore and develop my understanding.  This is a challenging and thought-provoking course that benefits everyone.  It has made me reflect on my mental health & well-being as well as giving me the tools to be able to support others. This course is without a doubt an absolute beacon of hope for raising awareness and changing lives for the better.  I feel inspired and hopeful.


I recently took part in the 2 day adult MHFA training course with Paul. What a great course very interesting and enjoyable. Very detailed!
I feel that I have gained some really useful skills and knowledge for myself and to help others.


I would 100% recommend this course. It is such a hugely important topic. The course is delivered amazingly and is made very enjoyable despite the heavy or serious nature of some topics. I really enjoyed my experience on the two day MHFA course, and felt the instructors really enriched the experience and teaching. Overall, I would definitely recommend to all as the course is so insightful and the teaching is amazing.



I have just completed the 2 day MHFA England course. It is very insightful and gives you lots of tools to use whenever the need arises.  Paul and Rich were both fabulous and always checking that we were ok while dealing with some in-depth mental illness issues.  I would definitely recommend this course.



Great 2 day MHFA course with Rich and Paul. Very informative and gives you the tools and confidence to go forward as a MHFA. Would highly recommend, some very emotive material but both Paul and Rich are sensitive in delivering this and check in where appropriate.



I absolutely loved completing this course.  I feel empowered and connected.  Paul was fantastic!



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