GMHN, in partnership with Health Connections Mendip, is able to offer a three stage Connect 5 training course, either online or face to face in small groups. The trainings are 3 hours each in length and can be accessed by people across the community, including businesses, local groups and the public.

Connect 5 provides participants with skills and competencies that build confidence in having conversations about mental health and wellbeing. The evidence-based trainings have been developed by a partnership of academic, clinical and public mental health professionals, drawing on cognitive behavioural therapy to promote self-help strategies. The trainings are being offered on a donation basis.

Aims of Connect 5 (level 1) include:

  • Extending your skills and knowledge so that you feel confident having mental wellbeing conversations in day-to-day life and work situations.
  • Learning mental health models that you can use to frame wellbeing conversations.
  • Describing the 3Cs of connected conversations.
  • Knowing how to access mental wellbeing services and resources in your area.

Connect 5 is not a counselling training course and does not go into depth about mental health conditions. Any businesses or individuals looking to learn about specific mental health problems may want to explore doing a Mental Health First Aid training course.

For further information please contact Fen Bagias on 07538 546139

Further training courses will be developed by GMHN to support local needs.