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Our Consulting Team

Drawing upon  expertise makes our team stronger

Qualifications: MPhil (Social Work)

Tom Bögli

Tom holds a degree in social work and is a systemic solution-focused consultant systems, as well as being certified in online services and adult education.

For almost 30 years he has been working primarily in the social and professional integration of mentally unwell people. In 2012, he built up the e-counselling services and peer counselling of Pro Mente Sana and conducted mental health awareness workshops in companies. He was instrumental in setting up the ensa first aid courses for mental health and trains future ensa instructors as an ensa trainer.

Since May 2019, he has been offering training courses in the field of mental health on a self-employed basis. He works part-time for Hitachi Energy in the area of Stay at Work. and delivers courses for healthFirst in German.

Qualifications: A (Oxon) Dip CNM

Emma Jenks

Emma Jenks is HealthFirst's consultant nutritionist. British trained, she has 16 years experience seeing clients on a one-to-one basis. She also talks to company groups on all aspects of optimising health through nutrition.

She is particularly interested in gut health and its fundamental connection to overall well being. Nutrition is individual and in both her consultations and talks she focuses on giving people practical information which they can use to improve their health and well being.


Qualifications: Personal trainer and Massage therapist, TRX, Kettlebells, boxercise, spinning. 

Chloe Laureyns

Chloe has been working in the fitness industry for 14 years. Initially her main focus was 1-1 training specializing in conditioning, however over the past few years she combines 1-1 with group fitness training.

She has worked privately and run fitness camps in Switzerland, Spain and the UK.  

Her goal is to make people start to see exercise as a fun positive thing rather than a chore that we must do.

Qualifications: Master of Arts (Lausanne)

Steven Derendinger

Steven delivers mental health seminars in French for HealthFirst. In addition to mental health promotion and prevention, he is a sex therapist, a sexual health counsellor and a Breathing Coordination MDH practitioner.

Steven has a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Sexual Health recognized by Sexual Health Switzerland, and a certification in Clinical Sexology and Sex Therapy recognized by the Swiss Society of Sexology.



Qualifications: University of Zürich, Psychology

Liliana Paolazzi

Liliana has worked for several years as a freelance translator and as a riding therapist (animal assisted therapy) in her own business.  Since 2015 she has been working at Pro Mente Sana Foundation and is responsible for counselling.

As a mental health activist, she has broad experience as a course instructor in this field. As a trainer, she also qualifies instructors as part of the ensa programme "Mental Health First Aid ". Since the beginning of 2021, she has been studying for a Master's degree in Organisational Development and Change Management at the University of Applied Sciences. Liliana delivers courses in German.

What our clients say:

"I was a little apprehensive about doing a first aid course via Zoom, however, it worked so well. The trainer, Nurse Polly, was excellent.

Very clear and precise and she kept it very interesting and under control without deviations. I would definitely recommend Health First and will use them again." 

Julie Ann T

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