Mental Health & Wellbeing
This area of the website has been created so that visitors can access information and resources from specialist organisations that could help improve your mental health and wellbeing.
FREE Mental Health Connect 5 Sessions are offered to people working or volunteering in North Somerset. The training is funded by North Somerset Council either through the Public Health Grant or external funding awarded through NHS England in 2019/20.
Places on a course are usually awarded on a first come first served basis.
Participants must attend all three modules which are bookable via the North Somerset Council, Public Mental Health Training Team on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/public-mental-health-training-team-26311555585
The dates for the next session is:
1.15 – 4.30 each day
Tue 1 Dec – Module 1, Tue 8 Dec – Module 2, Tue 15 Dec – Module 3
New service available from Richmond Fellowship. They are now taking referrals for their Employment Service in North Somerset, supporting mental health needs in searching for and staying in employment. Clients can self refer or be referred by a third party.
Referrals contacts are:
Bristol Office telephone: 0117 9232741
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A new support programme from the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) in partnership with local authorities is offering employers help to respond to mental health concerns in the workplace. The programme aims to help create mentally healthy workplaces and is aimed at small to medium enterprises (maximum headcount of 250 employees).
To access the programme and further information, go to WECA's West of England Growth Hub Website.
The package of support offers mental health and wellbeing training and resources aimed at businesses and staff, including:
· Free e-Learning 'Managing Mental Health at Work' course for managers.
· Guidance for business leaders to adopt the Mental Health at Work Commitment and implement Mental Health At Work Core Standards.
· Support to create wellness action plans using templates developed by Mind
· Free suicide prevention training
· Toolkits and resources shared by employers including local businesses involved in Thrive Bristol
· Offers of peer support from businesses to help smaller companies learn from others’ experience of what works to improve mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.
Groups and organisations can also arrange free closed training sessions. Contact Thrive Bristol by emailing email@example.com. Priority will be given to those working with communities experiencing inequalities in mental health and wellbeing.
E-learning courses also available:
Psychological First Aid (3 hours): https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/psychological-first-aid-covid-19
Suicide Awareness (20 mins): https://www.relias.co.uk/hubfs/ZSA-FullTraining/story_html5.html