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"Illuminate delivered some bite-size training for us during Mental Health Awareness week, staff found this very useful and it was very engaging with a personal perspective.  A thought provoking talk that has encouraged all staff that attended to understand more.  It has been great to find a local charity that can support our learning in this important area and I would thoroughly recommend them!"

Lisa Christie, Operations Manager, University of Cambridge Research Office


"I have had the pleasure of working alongside Illuminate and I am always keen to support them. We were recently joined by Richard who delivered an informative and helpful talk as part of our Mental Health Awareness week which was very well received by our team. Discussing mental ill health is something that can have such a positive and powerful impact and being able to help Illuminate is incredibly important.

I am looking forward to future collaborations with Illuminate and would not hesitate in recommending them."

Jessie Hutson, Senior HR Advisor, Inca Digital Printers


"The scientific basis for the subject in the talk was refreshing, it wasn't just another behavioural wellbeing seminar."

Chris Keen, Senior Associate Taylor Vinters


"Illuminate hosted a morning for us on coaching skills, it was incredibly well received by our team. Maria was responsive to our needs and designed an interactive session that was informative, enjoyable and pitched at the right level.  Everyone learned something, improved their skills and gained confidence in their work. I would not hesitate in recommending Illuminate, thank-you."

Lynne McAuley, Manager New Horizons, Cambridge Housing Society


"It is a privilege for us to be in a position to support Illuminate. In return we learned a lot about coaching and personal development, this kind of work increases productivity because the commitment goes well beyond profit."

Luis Navarro, Manager, Nanna Mexico


"I wish you the best in spreading your message. Workplaces and people everywhere would benefit if everyone knew the importance of recognising the early onset of mental health and of showing genuine interest in the well being of those around them."

Caroline Davies, Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre

"The Department of Work and pensions is proud to work in partnership with Illuminate Charity. Illuminate supported the DWP to provide mental health training to more than 400 Jobcentre staff across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. Illuminate has a wealth of knowledge and experience they used to help transform the standard DWP training scripts into a successful two day training workshop."

Angela Carr, Change & Assurance Manager DWP East Anglia


“Illuminate provide a great service including raising awareness of the mental health agenda. We all have a responsibility ensuring people are able to talk openly about their mental health and as employers, we have gained an insight and understanding.”

Caroline Batchelor, Director HR Pure Resourcing


"We have worked with Illuminate on several initiatives. They delivered Wellbeing Lunch and Learn sessions which we rolled out to both our London and Cambridge offices. Recently we collaborated on a mentoring project, using Taylor Vinters' employees to mentor Illuminate beneficiaries. The project worked extremely well, with excellent guidance given by the Illuminate team. It was a great success with learning opportunities for both mentors and mentees. We are looking forward to collaborating on future projects."

Chrissie Easom, HR Director Taylor Vinters


"The training from Illuminate was really excellent. It’s good to know that such an organisation exists in Cambridge and also great to hear a presentation from someone whose background was so relevant to our own community. The combination of researched facts, personal perspective, anecdotal evidence and advice on support strategies made for an engaging, thoughtful session on a topic which affects so many of us. The topic was dealt with honesty and Q & A were well handled. There was a buzz of chat around the office afterwards."

Kathleen Pickett, Welfare and Training Adviser,  Cambridge University Department of Chemistry


"I wholeheartedly recommend your presentation to any organisation wanting to understand Mental Health issues and the benefits of timely conversations to address these issues."

Jan Holmes, L & D Manager, Taylor Vinters

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