The Black Box Approach
The Black Box Approach is a Mental Health First Aid Training Provider, founded by former airline pilot and flight performance analyst, Captain Christo Hudson.
Through his roles as an aircraft incident investigator and peer support volunteer, he has learnt the skills to help people who are struggling with their mental health.
Christo has a passion for helping others and, as an MHFA Qualified trainer, he has delivered over 3,500 hours of training. His warm and open approach creates an engaging and thought-provoking learning experience and he is ideally suited to delivering these essential courses.
My professional career has always revolved around aviation. Having trained as a commercial pilot and instructed in some of the world’s busiest airspace, I have seen the significance of positive mental health and how dramatic an effect it can have on our well-being in any workplace. Through my roles as an aircraft incident investigator, peer support volunteer and trainer, I have seen the importance of nurturing human connections and living in the present.
As a mental health trainer, I use examples from my personal experiences to help teach the skills to keep someone safe until professional help arrives. In our constantly changing work environments, these essential tools can prove invaluable when supporting ourselves and others. I am also qualified as a Suicide First Aid instructor and am passionate about showing people that there is always hope.