The Connect 5 Course can be delivered as a 2 day face to face or on-line as three half day sessions.
To book onto the on-line course please follow the instructions in the Upcoming Courses section below.
The Connect 5 course aims to build the capacity and capability of people to have more proactive and evidence-based conversations about mental health.
These conversations are intended to contribute towards promoting mental wellbeing, preventing mental health deterioration and when necessary, identifying and taking appropriate action to address mental distress.
Objectives of Connect 5 derive from national policy on mental health and behavioural research. Using the framework of the Five Ways to Wellbeing and principles of cognitive behavioural theory, it aims to empower people to have conversations about mental wellbeing.
What will I learn?
Understanding the language around mental health, wellbeing and mental illness.
Learn about local services and self-help resources available.
Become more confident in offering wellbeing advice and support in everyday conversations
Develop skills and confidence working with individuals who are having troubling or difficult feelings.
Learn how to apply the five areas model in conversations with others.
Develop skills to work with individuals to improve their own wellbeing.
Learn how to use evidence-based interventions.
Understand how to help individuals make lasting changes that have a positive effect on wellbeing.
How will I learn?
Each session is practical and interactive, using a variety of PowerPoint presentations, group discussions, small group work, and practical exercises in groups. Our instructors provide a safe learning environment and are trained to support you throughout the whole course.
Due to some of the sensitive subjects mentioned on the course, we limit numbers to 16 people on the face to face version and 12 online.
If you don’t feel comfortable joining in certain parts, then there is no pressure to. We want everyone to feel safe and our instructors can help if people find some parts particularly difficult.
Who can attend?
This training is for anyone aged 18+ who is working or living in Hampshire and wants to improve their mental health and wellbeing; and then to share this knowledge with others within, home, community or the workplace. Within workplaces this course is valuable for front line staff including customer facing roles as well as line managers and leadership teams.
Whilst this training is open to anyone, it may be particularly useful to those who work in:
Justice & Rehabilitation
Social Enterprise and Third Sector
Further & Higher Education Support Services
This course is currently fully subsidised by Hampshire County Council Public Health Team and is therefore free to all organisations until March 2021.
If you’d like to know more about Connect 5 or book a course for a group of people from your organisation then contact us at [email protected]
Or for a list of available dates you can book onto directly via our Eventbrite page please follow this link here.
Further info about Connect 5
Testimonials and organisations that have already received Connect 5
“Every line Manager should go on this course” – Course Attendee – Havant Borough Council
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This is an exciting new project supporting young people’s mental health in East Hampshire.
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Together @HEH.Mind and @HampshireFA have delivered fortnightly social media Q&A sessions on the topic of ‘mental health within football and our clubs’ to help encourage followers and the football community to respond to various questions and increase interaction at such a time. The fortnightly initiative hosted by Hampshire FA will conclude on the 2nd February with a view to restart later in the year, relaunched during winter months..
To continue playing our part in helping to encourage conversations, we are delighted to be teaming up to support Time to Talk Day 2021. Hampshire FA will promote a weekly activity to help inspire creativity and allow children to open up and connect all whilst keeping the focus on the beautiful game at a time when grassroots football has been brought to a halt (something which has affected many of us in different ways).
Hampshire FA will promote a Time to Talk Day bingo to encourage conversations from the Twitter community, followed by three activities for the following weeks focusing on children and young people. Children do not have to be involved in a youth football club to complete the activity and all are welcome to partake in the weekly activities even if they only have football as an interest.
We look forward to our continued collaboration with Hampshire FA, and thank them for their passion to support local community's wellbeing.
This is an open invitation to the Havant and East Hants Mind Annual General Meeting, which will be held online via Zoom.
- Date: Thursday 11th February 2021 - Time: 3.50pm to 5pm - meeting starts at 4pm.
To book you place follow the link below to the Eventbrite page and enter your details. You will receive your ticket by email. An agenda, a zoom link to the online meeting and your password will be included.
If you have queries or access needs you may need to tell us about in order to participate fully please contact us via [email protected]
The winter flu vaccine is currently available for those that need it. Please contact your local pharmacies for appointments to receive the flu vaccine.
The flu vaccine is given to people who:
- Are 50 and over (including those who will be 50 by 31 March 2021) - Have certain health conditions - Are pregnant - Are in long-stay residential care - Receive a carer's allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick - Live with someone who's at high risk from coronavirus (please check the NHS shielded patient list online) - Frontline health or social care workers
Hampshire FA and @HEH_Mind Team Up to support #TimetoTalk Day @TimetoChange. Find out more and check out our variety of activities for children in February to support the legacy from the awareness day - all with a football focus: https://www.hampshirefa.com/news/2021/jan/21/hampshire-fa-and-havant-and-east-hants-mind-team-up-for-time-to-talk-day #mentalhealth