The SHE Show Thrash Out: Overcoming Adversity and Resilience… Flip Your Emotion

Thursday 15th July 2021, 10:00am – 11:00am

What is The SHE Show Thrash Out all about?

As the name suggests, this will be a frank, honest and open discussion on Overcoming Adversity and Resilience and how to flip your emotion. Ultimately, we want all attendees to takeaway new thought patterns, inspiration, motivation, hints and tips to take on board and share with colleagues.

Duncan Aspin, Director of HSEQS, VolkerStevin will facilitate the discussion, joined by the following conversationalists…

– Jason Anker MBE, Anker and Marsh
– Matt Coleclough, Manchester Anxiety Help
– Matt Hazelton, Proud2bSafe

(see short biographies below)


What will be discussed?

  • How to flip negative emotions
  • Hints and tips on building resilience
  • The difference between sympathy and empathy
  • The importance of listening and displaying empathy
  • The link between Safety and Mental Wellbeing


Duncan Aspin, HSEQS Director, VolkerStevin

Duncan has worked in construction for over 30 years both operationally on site and as a health and safety professional. He has extensive experience in designing and implementing successful behaviour change within organisations and champions embracing a positive, inclusive and solution focused culture.


Jason Anker MBE, Anker and Marsh

After a tragic workplace fall 28 years ago left Jason confined to a wheelchair without the use of his legs, he identified as a survivor of his accident, focusing on physical recovery and turning to a combination of alcohol and drugs to cope. He was overwhelmed by self-blame and shame and too proud to say that he needed help as he believed he was helping those around him by shielding them from his true inner struggles. Today, he speaks openly and honestly about his mental health crisis and no longer hides his feelings, preferring instead to spend his time living in the present and thriving.


Matt Coleclough, Manchester Anxiety Help

Matt’s passion and knowledge in mental health primarily comes from many years of mental torture in his teenage years/early twenties in the form of panic disorder and agoraphobia. Deeply empowered once recovered he helped set up a mental health charity to provide understanding to sufferers of anxiety disorders through a support group. The charity grew over the coming years and now provides six different weekly support groups covering a wide range of mental health disorders and also has its own Crisis Team with referrals from the NHS. In 2014, Matt qualified as a Psychotherapist and has since specialised in helping anxiety and depression sufferers through his private clinic. He began providing mental health training in the workplace in 2018 often providing training to existing Mental Health First Aiders and has been involved in many exciting projects both within and outside the workplace. Matt’s motto is ‘knowledge is power’ and he helps people improve their mental health by giving them a comprehensive understanding. He likes to use conventional tools such as biofeedback and neurofeedback to help people gain a deeper understanding.


Matt Hazelton, Proud2bSafe

21st January 2011, four men went to work and never came home again. Matt tragically lost two brothers and two best friends on a site he was managing as director of a company.  Matt had to balance the unspeakable personal loss with the constant hassle he received from the media and the court case he had to endure as a director.  Matt will openly talk about his personal struggles the traumatic effect this had on his mental health and will share ways he’s learnt to cope and the importance of speaking up.