MHFA Trainer - England
Chris is a very enthusiastic biker who got back into biking in his 50s after a long break away from two wheels. He quickly realised he enjoyed speed and in 2016 completed his ACU race licence. After a few seasons of club racing sadly Chris had a serious crash at Cadwell Park in September 2020. This involved a trip in the air ambulance and a long recovery which impacted on his mental health. However, Chris got back on two wheels in 2022 and back on the racetrack in 2023!
Chris was previously a senior police officer for over 30 years and has extensive experience in managing people in often pressurised situations. As a senior leader he had a number of roles including becoming a national lead in respect of missing persons where he attempted to improve the police response, recognising the link between poor mental health and people going missing. Chris has a degree in psychology and since 2017 has been an Associate trainer with Mental Health first Aid England, delivering courses all over the country. He is passionate about supporting MH Motorbike and during 2023 delivered 31 courses, helping the charity in its aim to train 1,000 bikers in MHFA!
MHFA Trainer - Wales
Hi, my name is Ellender Wildey, a freelance Mental Health first Aid Instructor, trained and licensed by both MHFA Wales and MHFA England. I am also a National Trainer for MHFA Wales and their favoured associate trainer.
I became a MHFA instructor to teach others to have the confidence and knowledge to truly make a difference to lives through support and understanding around mental health and to help challenge stigma.
My chosen mission is to work towards ensuring every community and all workplaces have a network of people who are trained in mental health.
So, I am very proud to now be part of MHMotorbike’s vision of training a network of Mental Health First Aiders across Wales to provide support in the biker community.