Essential Self is a service offering help, support and education for better mental health at home, work and at school. It is run by Emma Davies who has over 10 years of experience working in mental health services within a variety of roles including qualified teacher, mental health nurse and accredited coach.
Essential Self provides a service for individuals – ‘Mental Health at Home’ which offers one-to-one specialist mental health coaching; mindfulness skills for mental health; workshops, and coaching in stress management skills. Within Mental Health at Home, modern evidence-based approaches are used to help people with issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem and body confidence issues.
In addition, Essential Self provides wellbeing support and advice for businesses – ‘Mental Health at Work’ – which helps employers and employees to boost mental health awareness, promote mental wellbeing in the workplace, and develop strategies to increase psychological flexibility. This is done through a variety of packages including group sessions, one-to-one contact, and consultation.
The service also offers help and support for teachers and pupils with a ‘Mental Health at School’ service which provides mental health promotion and awareness in primary and secondary schools.
Essential Self supports people through an individually-tailored service, via a coaching framework. The advantage of this approach is that rather than spending too much time looking to the past, the service offers a pragmatic way of dealing with the present, with a view to helping people take committed action, make lasting changes and enabling them to move forwards again.
I joined SBN in November 2019. When initially looking in the area for a networking group, I was looking for something professional, approachable and beneficial in business terms. Already I am seeing the benefits of being a part of this group. These benefits include an increase in my confidence, new contacts and also helping me to focus on my objectives. Skipton Business Network have been very welcoming and supportive of my new business venture.