Connect 5, Changing the Conversation on Everyday Wellbeing
The Coronavirus has impacted on everyone’s daily lives. Many people will be experiencing feelings of anxiety, worry or depression. It can be tricky to know how to support the people we work with through our Covid-19 response work. Connect 5 is a short online training course that can help you. Now more than ever, we need to take steps to promote and protect mental health and wellbeing.
Connect 5 is an evidenced based programme that will help change the way we have conversations about mental health and wellbeing. The programme underpins the principals of ‘make every contact count’ and will give you the confidence to have conversations with others that will enable them to proactively build their resilience and look after themselves.
This is an opportunity to take part in the fist module, Brief Mental Wellbeing Support. It's aimed at anyone whose role involves talking to the public, and will enable you to have supportive conversations and suggest ways in which someone can take action to improve their mental wellbeing. Upcoming dates are Tuesday 23rd Feburary and and Thursday 4th March.
Connect 5 has been developed nationally by a partnership between Health Education England (HEE) Public Health England, Royal Society for Public Health and Stockport Council to roll-out the Greater Manchester Connect 5 training programme. This course is being organised for free through Public Health at Somerset County Council in partnership with Bridgwater and Taunton College.