All About James

James Chapman

James Chapman

I am an accredited Instructor Member, approved by MHFA England to deliver both Adult MHFA and Youth MHFA courses.

After many years (over)working in IT at a busy law firm, I was suffering from stress, burnout and a bad back. I left my job and trained in yoga and structural bodywork.

As well as being an MHFA instructor, I am also a yoga teacher and yoga therapist with over 16 years experience, specialising in mental health and addiction. I have worked with some of the leading mental health charities, rehab clinics and the NHS.

I have experienced the mental health system, both as a service user and service provider. But despite this and training in psychotherapy, I learnt so much from my MHFA training, which is why I immediately knew I wanted to become a trainer.  I firmly believe that every adult should have these skills and knowledge to not only support others, but themselves as well.

Find out more about me here.


Interview with the Sports Therapy Association