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Training and Development: Health and wellbeing

If you want to support your community or your organisation or refresh your own skills and knowledge we can help. We have a range of relevant, practical training, events and resources to help you.

Having a fulfilling job or volunteering role can be good for your mental health and general wellbeing’.
Mental health and wellbeing is important so getting the right support and skills in place to support your staff and volunteers health and wellbeing is essential. It makes a more resilient organisation too.

According to the Mental Health Foundation, ‘Good mental health at work and good management go hand in hand and there is strong evidence that workplaces with high levels of mental wellbeing are more productive. Addressing wellbeing at work increases productivity by as much as 12%‘.

Training sessions

New course for 2022

This new session will help you to identify areas where confidence could be built and provide some techniques and practical steps for building confidence. It also covers the basics of self esteem and self-image including:

  • Self-esteem vs self-confidence
  • Assertiveness – understanding yourself, your voice and your needs
  • Saying “no”
  • Overcoming negative thoughts
  • Understanding and achieving positive self-talk
  • Practical tools to practice assertiveness

Visit our Training and Events webpage for dates and to book

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New course for 2022

Raising awareness of your own personal stress and awareness of potential stress in your colleagues and Service Users.

This session will help you to identify techniques to help in challenging situations and build resilience including:

  • What is stress?
  • Signs of stress in yourself
  • Spotting stress in others and communicating sensitively
  • Developing good emotional awareness
  • Understand the skills needed to increase resilience
  • Practical tools to practice to build resilience

Visit of Training and events webpage for dates and to book

Below are some online training sessions, resources and providers covering a range of health and wellbeing.

Wellbeing Suffolk provide a range of support for people with common mental health and emotional issues, such as low mood, depression or stress. We work with you to help you make the necessary changes to improve your wellbeing and quality of life. Our services are free and are available for people aged 16 or over.

If you are aged 16 and over you can access our support through your GP or any other health or social care professional, or you can self-refer using the form on this website
or by calling: 0300 123 1503 – our lines are open 8am-8pm.

If you want or need the flexibility to learn at different times and at your own pace this section is for you.

MindEd is a free educational resource on children, young people, adults and older people’s mental health. 

MindEd is created by a range of organisations such as HEE, Royal Colleges, Young Minds, NHS England and NHS Improvement, professional bodies and is funded by the Department of Health and Department for Education.

MindEd for older people and those who care from them has lots of content including resources to help with three issues that concern older people and those who care about them most frequently memory, sleep and loneliness.

MindEd is a free educational resource on children, young people, adults and older people’s mental health. 

MindEd is created by a range of organisations such as HEE, Royal Colleges, Young Minds, NHS England and NHS Improvement, professional bodies and is funded by the Department of Health and Department for Education.

MindEd for Families, Children and Young People has lots of content including resources to help with a chlld’s mental health and services that may be able to support.

The first section starts with two key topics for understanding young people’s mental health, and a link to About Us.  

IHASCO’s online mental health and wellbeing courses are designed to promote positive wellbeing in the workplace. These online courses are IOSH-approved and cover everything from mental health awareness to mindfulness. ‘Our courses help you protect your employees’ mental wellbeing and safely manage workplace mental health risks’.

Courses can be purchased per person or as a bundle for your organisation.

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Suffolk Mind offer a number of training courses for organisations to help reduce rising stress levels, tackle anxiety and address depression – making your workplace healthier and cutting sickness absence rates.

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British Red Cross’ virtual training courses are fully interactive with an expert trainer leading the course. ‘All of our courses are designed to support and promote positive mental health and wellbeing within the workplace’.

Their virtual mental health courses are offered on a group booking basis not for individuals

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CAS Calendar for training and events: View upcoming youth work training and events, find out more about the sessions and book your placeOpens a external web page

Can’t find what you are looking for?

We may be able to create a bespoke course to meet your needs. Please contact us to discuss your organisations training needs. training@communityactionsuffolk.org.uk