Joy Mitchell is Fireflies' main trainer/consultant and founder, working with skilled associates as relevant. A qualified trainer, community development practitioner and project manager, Joy has many years’ experience helping people live without fear.
Joy has been delivering personal development courses, mental health first aid and stress management sessions across the country for most of her career; including several years in lifelong learning in Glasgow NE and 16 years’ experience in mental health, participatory arts and community engagement in Lanarkshire. Working with local organisations, designed, developed and managed an extensive mental health and wellbeing programme that engaged with 16,000 people of all ages, and reached many more through community events, school programmes, and online reach.
"Very friendly and really good at communicating with the team. Great to work with."
Mental health arts projects as part of SMHAF and throughout the year:
Memberships and Associations
"Joy was very supportive, encouraging and inclusive. Made everyone comfortable and able to speak, whilst being able to read the room and allow for 'breathers', distractions, discussions when required."