About the Mental Health Training Team

Charlotte Crowe

Our Mental Health Training Lead, Charlotte Crowe, has worked in training, learning and development roles across the corporate, public and charity sectors for over 15 years.

Her understanding and empathy for those with mental health problems – both as the carer of a partner experiencing psychosis, and her own associated lived experience of anxiety and depression – led her to pursue opportunities that bring her professional and personal experience together.

“Charlotte is really an exceptional presenter. Enthusiastic, engaged and intelligent.”

Charlotte is a qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructor (MHFA England) and Action Learning Facilitator (Institute of Leadership and Management) and leads on the design and delivery of our mental health training courses. She also delivers courses in partnership with other organisations including the Anna Freud Centre, National Mind, Greenwich University, Sport England and the English Football League.

She is passionate about raising mental health awareness and encouraging people to prioritise their own wellbeing, manage stress, build resilience and support others.

Caroline Waran

Caroline has been working with BLG Mind as a sessional trainer since 2019. She also works for Healthwatch Lambeth as their Mental Health Lead and has worked in mental health for over 15 years. She has an MSc in Clinical Forensic Psychology and a Diploma in Leadership in Health and Social Care.

“Caroline is an extremely impressive trainer. She is clear and concise, and it was a pleasure to take part in this course and improve my mental health knowledge.”

Caroline is committed to improving the lives of those experiencing poor mental health and raising awareness and understanding of mental health and well-being.

Kirat Kalyan

Kirat KalyanKirat is a certified Mental Health First Aid trainer and founder of Justice Wellbeing. She is a specialist in the design and facilitation of training around mental health, trauma and conflict. She is currently delivering online training on the complexities of COVID 19 and the Black Lives Matter movement on trauma and mental health.

Her career has focused on working with people in the justice system. In 2015, she developed and led the continuing peer mentoring programme in HMP Brixton, which establishes masculinity, identity, and mental health support through peer engagement.

She graduated with an MSc in Criminal Justice Policy from LSE and has over a decade of academic and professional experience, working in NGOs and charities throughout the UK, Ghana, Thailand, Mexico, Kenya, and Uganda.

“Thank you for a fabulous morning. It was very informative and you did so well! Thank you for being so friendly and approachable.”

Participant of an online training course Kirat facilitated.

Kirat continues to deliver training for a wide range of organisations including, Leap Confronting Conflict, YoungMinds, Mind, Mosaic, and has produced guidance for Criminal Justice Alliance on stop and search.

Training testimonials

“Useful, actionable content which addressed the topics directly and concisely.”