Interview with Mark McNally from Bremar Training
Tell us a bit about yourself and/or your organisation.
My name is Mark McNally and I am one of the Co-Founders of Bremar Training alongside my business partner Barney Herron.
Our services are broken into 3 key areas, Training, Counselling and Consultancy Services. We offer a range of programmes particularly focussed around Mental Health & Well-being, Suicide Awareness, Safeguarding, Professional Boundaries and Leadership & Management within the Social Care and Support services. We offer a Professional Counselling service from our premises in Belfast, as well as offering counselling via Zoom due to the pandemic. We also offer a consultancy service supporting leaders and managers within community organisations and service providers on developing and growing their service. We are passionate about offering mental and emotional support to everyone in our local communities and would like to make our programmes available to every community group, organisation, sporting bodies and clubs, the education sector and corporate organisations.
How well have you/your organisation adapted to the pandemic?
The Pandemic has given us the opportunity to develop our business in terms of registering as a Community Interest Company, developing our website and social media profile and developing the range of services we provide. Prior to the pandemic we were focussed on going out delivering programmes in a face to face environment. Since then we have had to look at different ways we can offer support and raise awareness of mental health to members of the public. We developed our programmes so that they can be be delivered via zoom, presented a podcast series which is available on Spotify interviewing special guests and increased our social media campaigns. The pandemic has definitely affected how we deliver, but positively it has given us the opportunity to take a step back and prioritise the services we provide.
This year the need for affordable services such as counselling, health & wellbeing support as well as practical support in terms of financial, jobs and education for people who may have lost their employment due to the pandemic.
OFFER: What support are you currently offering and are you open to members of Community Network NI and/or the wider community making contact?
Anyone who requires counselling or is interested in any of the training can find out more by responding below.
If you would like to be connected with this offer of support, please follow the link below and enter “BREMAR TRAINING” to the first field.