Welcome to Mind Ed Training

Healthy minds are good for business

Jacqui McGovern and Breda Kyne
What we do:

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on businesses and organisations. Working practices have changed significantly, with many people now working from home, using technology in new ways, and having to work flexible hours around home life. In unprecedented times, it is inevitable that stress levels will rise.

Mind Ed Training provides a wellbeing self-care package to organisations and their staff. Our interactive workplace wellness modules are based on the latest neuroscientific research. Our live virtual training sessions encourage participants to identify stress triggers, understand the body’s response system, and learn practical strategies to manage stress.

Our goal is to inform, educate and empower our clients' staff to take practical steps towards minding their own mental health.

“When things change inside you, things change around you"
Jacqui McGovern and Breda Kyne
About Us

Mind Ed was established in 2020 by Jacqui McGovern and Breda Kyne to meet the growing demand for workplace wellness training programmes in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jacqui is a registered senior mental health social worker with 22 years of clinical experience in adult and child psychiatry. She has tutored and lectured on the MA in Social Work course in NUIG since 2010. As a working mum of 3 children, she understands the challenges facing working families in pandemic times.

Breda is a consultant trainer specialising in the area of wellbeing and growth mindset education. Breda became the first accredited MindUP™ Consultant in Ireland in 2016, and has since trained over 500 teaching staff in the programme. With almost 20 years experience in both education and industry sectors, Breda is passionate about empowering organisations to foster positive workplace cultures.

"You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be"

Marianne Williamson
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Our Vision

Mental health issues affect everyone, especially in times of crisis. We believe that mental health education is life-enhancing, and should be readily accessible to everyone. In the face of Covid-19 burnout there has never been a more compelling time for businesses and organisations to invest in the wellbeing of their staff.

We have over 30 years shared experience helping people understand how their minds work. We know that when people feel confident dealing with stress, every area of their personal and professional life is positively affected.

We believe that committing to the "how" of self-care is easier when you understand the "why". Through Mind Ed we aim to share this knowledge in a way that enables your staff to thrive in the workplace.

"Judging from participant feedback, our staff have been overwhelmingly delighted with their Mind Ed training. We strongly recommend this online mental health training"

Jessica Duffy, Healthy Campus Co-Chair, GMIT
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Our Core Workplace Wellness Courses
NEW for 2022: Unwind Your Mind

This micro-course is a perfect fit for a wellbeing week. It covers 5 key topics over 5 days in 30 minute bite-sized 'theory and practice' sessions. Unwind Your Mind is ideal for time-stretched organisations that want to provide a meaningful and impactful wellness programme for their teams.

Embracing the Next Normal

As businesses prepare for a safe and flexible return to the office, many are finding employees are feeling apprehensive about the transition. This course looks at the challenges, rewards and how to promote emotional health in a hybrid workplace.

Taming Stress

This course looks at the science and purpose of stress and its emotional, physical and psychological impact. It offers practical strategies for stress management and a sustainable long-term approach to self-care.

Burnout Awareness

This course looks at the science, symptoms and causes of burnout, and offers practical prevention strategies for the individual. We also provide an advanced course for managers wishing to prevent and address burnout on teams and to build burnout prevention into the workplace.

Understanding the Science of Workplace Conflict

This course looks at the science of conflict in the workplace, and explores how using a 'safety first' approach to resolving workplace conflict can lead to greater levels of staff retainment and productivity.

Attention Management

This course looks at the science of attention and why attention management is more effective than time management in an age of distraction and remote work. It offers a range of practical attention management strategies and tips on how to access the benefits of the flow state.

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Our Training Model

Due to Covid-19, all Mind Ed modules are currently live, 90 minute online sessions suitable for a maximum group size of 25. Some modules can be delivered as single units, while others require completion of all core modules. We are constantly developing new material and can create bespoke courses to suit individual organisations' needs.

We believe that prioritising applied learning when it comes to workplace wellness is one of the best investments an organisation can make. It has been proven that happy staff work better, take less sick leave, and stay longer with organisations where wellbeing is prioritised.

Our digital brochure provides an overview of who we are, how we work, and why it is important for organisations to invest in employee wellbeing.

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"I really really enjoyed the course, and I’ve done a lot of online training courses since Covid, this one has come out on top so far!!"
"Thanks so much to you both. Superb course excellently presented."
"Really enjoyed the sessions and taking the time to look after myself through participation in the class, great insights and thought provoking."
"THANKS so much - superb course. Really enjoyed it and learned a lot from it."
"Refreshingly down to earth style coupled with a wealth of knowledge and experience really hit the mark for me and made complete sense. Highly recommend them."
"Thanks so much for the wonderful course and I’ll be sure to use many of the practical tips mentioned. This course should be mandatory for everyone!"
"Great course, great presenters. I will spread the word. Thank you both."
"I really enjoyed the training and found it very informative, easy to follow and understand and I gained great tips in thinking about how and why stress affects my life and how to deal with a stressful situation if it occurs. I would definitely recommend the programme."