Connect 5 is a practical and interactive mental wellbeing training programme. The programme is designed to support non-specialist staff/volunteers to better understand and support mental wellbeing. The programme however is beneficial, and open, to anyone who is looking to increase their skills and confidence around mental wellbeing conversations.
What does Connect 5 aim to change? Connect 5 aims to improve the wellbeing of the population by changing the way people have conversations about mental wellbeing.
What does Connect 5 teach? Connect 5 content provides an evidenced based prevention toolkit that promotes psychological knowledge, understanding and awareness and the development of skills, which empower people to take proactive steps to build resilience and look after themselves and to have compassionate conversations with others.
What is the Connect 5 mission? Change the way we have conversations about mental wellbeing with others and take steps to boost our own mental wellbeing.
Connect 5 is a tiered training programme, all attendees must attend day 1, however days 2 and 3 are optional depending on what you want to get out of the course.
Session 1: Behavioural Advice – Develop your core understanding of mental wellbeing and how to signpost to local services and resources that enable people to help themselves.
Session 2: Brief wellbeing intervention – Build your skills and confidence to work with, and improve the mental health and wellbeing of others. Including, how to support greater insight into experiences of stress and distress and how to help people take first steps to make themselves feel better.
Session 3: Extended wellbeing intervention – Advance your skills to work collaboratively with people to create an action plan and integrate brief interventions to motivate and support people to make changes that last.
Date: 25 May 2023 – 9.30am to 1pm
Date: 8 June 2023 – 10am to 4.30pm
Date: 22 June 2023 – 10am to 4.30pm
Venue: Wigan Athletic Community Trust, Robin Park Indoor Sports Complex, Loire Drive, Wigan WN5 0UL