Patrick Melville is a mental health practitioner, marketing professional and cancer survivor.
His passion is to guide and inspire individuals to self-care so they can cope with all of life’s challenges, both professional, business and personal.
Patrick is guided by the vision of preventing mental illness and building mental health resilience through the removal of the stigma and lack of education around mental health.
He uses his professional mental health expertise, his own practical learning in a growing industry and his personal experience with terminal brain cancer to give bespoke support.
For 16 years Patrick worked in the marketing and media sector. In 2015 he formed Melville Mental Solutions, a company that helps brands work smarter through mental health, marketing, business development and strategy. He offers one to one work and group services.
Patrick is regularly interviewed in online discussions to speak about mental health, resilience and anxiety. He has been published in a number of publications in the UK and abroad, has appeared on BBC Radio, as well as hosting his own podcast.
Patrick Melville uses various techniques that he shares, such as Circle of Strength, Active Listening, How to create the positive thoughts – 6 C’s of Dopamine. These help with his physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. He is focused on helping people look after themselves and avoid “putting off till tomorrow” what they can and should do “today”.
Melville Mental Services is an official trainer in Mental Health First Aid, the only global company that certifies an individual to be an official Mental Health First Aider.
Patrick Melville was born in Colombia and was adopted by a couple from the UK when he was just weeks old. He then grew up in England having, what he described, as a privileged life.
In 2017, Patrick was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, told he had a stage 4 malignant Glioblastoma. After two years of treatment, he was miraculously told he was in remission. As a result, he decided to use his commercial experience, mental health knowledge, and personal trauma to guide and inspire staff across various organizations.
His diagnosis and recovery from cancer motivated Patrick to share his story, professional and personal. His experience opened his eyes to the importance of self care, as well as how to look after physical and mental health.
His cancer experience was a catalyst for him to set up Melville Mental Solutions, where his team provides mental health research, articles, workshops, active listening sessions, and support to become mental health first aiders.
Patrick remains closely interlinked with La Casa, the non-profit that helped find him adoptive parents and a safe home, and he expresses eternal gratitude for their unwavering support. He is actively assisting them in raising funds to commemorate their upcoming 80th anniversary.
With a planned program with La Casa, he aims to teach staff and children about managing anxiety, life’s worries and how to celebrate small accomplishments. He is also speaking with national Colombian and pan-regional businesses searching for mental health training to support the performance of their teams. He recently led a virtual mental health workshop at Publicize a leading digital PR firm in Colombia.
“We wholeheartedly recommend Patrick Melville – Melville Solutions to any organisation seeking to implement effective mental health initiatives in the manufacturing industry. Patrick’s expertise, compassion and commitment to creating a mentally healthy workplace is truly exceptional.”
Bob Hart, Programme Director, Smart Manufacturing Alliance
”Patrick recently ran a training session for my team and I, by video. The session was informative, educational and made the whole team think. We came away from the session with a sense of purpose and a range of ideas we could put into action straight away. I would highly recommend Paddy as a speaker and trainer who can help your team achieve a higher level of performance through improved mental health, resilience and awareness.”
Alex Wilkins, Principle at Keyplan Wealth, Partner Practice of St. James’s Place Wealth Management
“Patrick was hosting a mental health workshop within our team which can be a helpful way to increase awareness and promote positive mental health practices. Key takeaways from such a workshop were including strategies for managing stress, recognising and addressing symptoms of mental health conditions, practicing self-care, and seeking support when needed. By providing actionable tips and fostering a supportive environment, a mental health workshop can help team members prioritise their mental health and well-being. Thank you so much Patrick for your great workshop.”
Nina Benning, Brand Partnerships Retail & eCommerce at TikTok