Red Umbrella’s Story

Red Umbrella was founded by Tim Ladd back in 2014 after he identified gaps in workplaces regarding support for mental health and addiction.

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Changing the Status Quo

Combined with his own experiences with mental health, Tim knew something needed to be done to provide individuals with ethical and effective solutions to better manage their mental health in professional settings.

What began as a service offering guidance to those on the impact of drugs and alcohol quickly evolved into a comprehensive offering of mental health training programmes for workplaces with a dedicated focus on bespoke mental health consultancy and training.


Expansion Through the Years

Once the business was founded, it quickly expanded with the addition of Manuela Olivier, Operations Director and Co-Owner and Nathan Shearman, Director and Head of Therapy and Training at Red Umbrella. Both adding years of specialist experience to the Red Umbrella business, expanding its offering and allowing the business to provide completely bespoke solutions. 

In addition to this, Red Umbrella now works with over 80 freelance therapists, all of whom are highly qualified and have undergone extensive training to enable them to provide effective and genuine training and counselling experiences.

Mental Health First Aid Training Like the Industry Never Seen

Whilst there were already Mental Health First Aid training solutions available for businesses, Red Umbrella set out to change the industry, being the first provider to offer aftercare services for those individuals that had completed their training, ensuring they had access to support from mental health professionals to help them in their new roles. The team at Red Umbrella knew that the role of a Mental Health First Aider could be taxing on an individual, and sought to provide them with specialist solutions to make sure their own mental health was protected – something completely new to the industry, and very much needed.

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Get in Touch with Red Umbrella Today

If you have any questions or queries regarding Red Umbrella or its services, please feel free to reach out to the team by using our online contact form, calling 0300 002 0061, or via email at [email protected].