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Connect 5

Promoting better mental health and wellbeing for charities, community groups and local authorities as well as individuals working in key settings in Hampshire.

Overview
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Connect 5 is delivered by our partners at Havant and East Hants Mind

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. 

The Connect 5 Course can be delivered as a 2 day face to face or on-line as three half day sessions.

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.

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.

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.

The course will cover:

  • 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..
Who is it for?

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:

Primary Care
Allied Health
Justice & Rehabilitation
Social Care
Housing
Social Enterprise and Third Sector
Pastoral
Further & Higher Education Support Services