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Guest Blog From Mike Scotland

At OSi we believe that effective workplace solutions for mental health should include effective ways

for employees to communicate concerns or issues.

Peer support groups are an effective tool that’s why we are collaborating with the fastest growing energy peer support group ManUp SpeakUp.

It’s for that reason we decided to open our blog to a very special guest Mike Scotland.

Mike is the founder of the group, we welcome him to explain the importance and reasons behind starting the group.


“manUP speakUP is a community to TALK, to HELP, to LISTEN and to SHARE

Allowing members to become a part of the movement to eliminate the mental health stigma,

within the Offshore/Oil & Gas/Maritime and Energy industries.

Not only does “manUP speakUP” use engagement with it’s members as a tool to eliminate the stigma attached to mental health,  everyone at manUP speakUP promotes engagement with their employers, to promote a change in behaviours of everyone to reach the same end goal

An end to not talking, a route to opening the door to the future of good mental health”  Mike Scotland 


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Addition to the Team Mike Scotland ManUP SpeakUP

We are proud to announce the addition of a new associate to our team

Mike Scotland will be joining us to provide unique bespoke workforce engagement safety sessions and safety coaching

Dedicated to improving the culture of health and safety within the Offshore & Energy industries.

Through innovative and unique presentations, along with practical and hands on approach both onshore and offshore

Over a decade of experience in training & coaching, in both sports and offshore safety environments.  Assisting individuals to achieve their goals or improve their performance.

Mike has received multiple safety awards for his work,  recognised for his efforts during “International Men’s Day 2019.”

Founder of manUP speakUP, the fastest growing mental health support organisation. With a reach to 50 countries world wide.

Mike and his team support over 700 hundred members in the Offshore, Maritime and Oil & Gas industries with members openly saying, “This group has saved my life.” manUP speakUP was also recognised as most inspiring business in 2019 alongside Equinor and Gathimba Edwards Foundation.

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The Omniscient Safety Innovations Team Are Going To England!

We are getting ready to make a trip…

Can we be of help to you?

Offering a wide range of services from First Aid for Mental Health to all aspects of Health & Safety.

We will be visiting the South West of England at the end of the month, if we can be of assistance please get in touch.


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Safety That Matters

It’s great that once again Omniscient Safety Innovations highlighted by another safety organisation for our innovative approach to workplace Safety

Get in touch if you would like to improve your safety performance and mental health strategy at work


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OSI At The Sports Personality Of The Year Awards

What an incredible evening for the Omniscient Safety innovations ltd team at the SPOTY awards 2019.

OSI got to witness the amazing arrival of the awarding trophy. By Gareth Thomas with Dame Kelly Holmes after the monumental journey across the UK.

Gareth spoke eloquently about the battle we face to remove stigma of mental health issues, and how we all have the capability to be inspirational.

At OSI we could not agree more, That’s why we believe effective workplace strategies for mental health are so critical.

Well done to all the winners, nominees and all those involved in such a brilliant event


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Talks with Aberdeen Councillor on the importance of early intervention for mental health

We are extremely happy to reveal we have recently been working with Aberdeen Council.

Discussing delivery of mental health strategies and how to educate on the importance of early intervention.

We recently delivered Mental Health training at Aberdeen Townhouse, to a group of individuals including council staff and local Mental Health support group leaders.

Providing the group with confidence and knowledge to identify the signs and symptoms of mental health issues.

Brett Townsley, Director at OSI and veteran of the UK Armed Forces Intelligence exploitation force said:

“Mental health training enables you to feel more equipped to recognise the symptoms of mental health issues, to reassure and respond to the situation. There is still a huge stigma around mental health. People are often ashamed to discuss any issues they might be having with their family and friends. This stigma is slowly starting to change but still has some way to go.  Initiatives and training like this is a fantastic step in the right direction. Making a practical difference.”

Part of the training is around eduction. Breaking down the stigma of mental health and providing the skills required to create safe space conversations. 

The training was hosted by Councillor Claire Imrie, Mental Health Spokesperson for Aberdeen Council. Claire recently completed her First Aid in Mental Health with Omniscient Safety Innovations, allowing her to provide competent initial care. 

Speaking after hosting her first training course, Claire said:

“Aberdeen Council has a long history of offering practical support and mental health is a topical issue, one we should all care about. I’m glad we’re raising awareness and tackling stigma across Aberdeen. OSI are experts in their field, this coupled with their drive to make a positive difference will undoubtedly benefit Aberdeen”

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The Brink, James Murray Book Giveaway

Ladies and gents we have some exciting news….

As some of you maybe aware our company director recently met James Murray (Impractical Jokers) at a book signing event.

We want to give one of these signed books away in a competion.
The terms are very simple.

To be in with a chance all you need to do is book/secure a place on our upcoming First Aid for Mental Health Course.
All participants will then be entered into a prize draw and one lucky person will be selected at random.

The draw will take place at the end of the course in front of the group and the prize will be handed over to the winner.

To book your place or for more information please use the link on our events section.

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Health And Safety is A vital part of any business

A vital part of any business be it large or small is having the right health and safety set up in place.
Not only is this a requirement by law it is for the safety of all your employees, peers and any visitors that frequent your workplace.
To some this is a minefield but to us…. this is what we do!
A question for the day…
Does your business have the right requirements to run safely day to day??
Not sure???
We can help you and your business follow the right needs to be compliant, protect your work force and provide ongoing health and safety support.
Get in touch for more info. 
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Making Waves Within The Community With Regards To Mental Health


Director Brett Townsley of Omniscient Safety Innovations featured in the local paper.

Great article on moving forward with mental health within the community.

Progression on helping start a new charity is going well and the look out for additional trustees has began, if you would like to express your interest please get in touch “WE NEED YOU” to make this happen

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Mental Health Awareness Day



Together we can break the stigma of mental health 

Let’s get ourselves out of our comfort zones and support others

Working together we can tackle the statistics 

Let’s save life’s 

Let us change the way we see mental health 

Don’t be afraid to speak up, talk to each other, reach out.  Stand up take action.  Together we can all achieve.

World Mental Health Day 




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