Connect 5 courses, for organisations like charities, community groups and local authorities as well as individuals working in key settings, are 100% subsidised thanks to funding from Hampshire Public Health. There are new Connect 5 course dates available, search Upcoming Courses below and follow the Eventbrite link.
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 2022.
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 course dates you can book directly via our Eventbrite page.
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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