Free mental health and wellbeing training

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Be part of the social movement to change the conversation to better protect and promote mental wellbeing in our communities

Tameside Oldham and Glossop Mind have teamed up with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to bring Connect 5 to Greater Manchester.

Do you come into contact with people who may benefit from brief mental health and wellbeing advice?

Connect 5 is a workforce training programme created to upskill non-mental health staff to better understand and successfully address mental health issues within their everyday practice.

We are now beginning to roll out the connect 5 training for front line staff. This will initially be our 1 day awareness course with the opportunity to access the further two in-depth sessions at a later date (including access to our train the trainer course).

Connect 5 is an incremental three session programme, escalating skills through each session. The programme underpins the principle of making every contact count and supports the aim of making the best use of the skills and local contacts of front line staff. Some staff will just undertake session 1, some session 1 and 2 whilst others go on to do all three sessions. Typically it takes 2.5 days to complete all three sessions.

The connect 5 training is free to attend as long as you are based within greater Manchester

If you’d like to know more about connect 5, join us on our information event

When: 12th March 2020

Where: King’s House Conference Centre, King’s Church, Sidney Street, Manchester M1 7HB

Time: 1pm until 4:30pm (lunch included)


If you’re ready to sign up to session 1, follow the links below

When: 25th March 2020

Where: Tameside Oldham and Glossop Mind, Katherine Street, Ashton under Lyne

Time: 9:30am until 1:00pm


When: 16th April 2020

Where: Tameside Oldham and Glossop Mind, Katherine Street, Ashton under Lyne

Time: 12:30pm until 4:30pm