Mindful Towns and Villages

How to get involved

To become part of the Mindful Towns and Villages Wellbeing Network you must either sign up to one of our free training sessions or by requesting to join and providing proof of previous training or experience in supporting mental wellbeing.

Request to join the network

Upcoming training dates

Further details on training dates are below. These are specific to Broadland and South Norfolk only, and we do ask that you are a member of a local group or small business to register.

We would like a wide range of people from local groups and small businesses to attend, we may therefore limit spaces to 2 people per organisation per course. If more people are interested please still fill in the Booking Form and we may add them to the reserve list, where they will be invited to attend if spaces are available.

 

Wellbeing Champion Training 

  • South Norfolk and Broadland Council Offices, The Horizon Centre, Broadland Business Park, Peachman Way, Norwich, NR7 0WF.  6-7.30pm on Thursday 18th July 2024.  Booking deadline 15th July. 

 

More dates to be announced soon - if you would like to host a course in your area or for your group please email communities@southnorfolkandbroadland.gov.uk

 

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Course details

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Wellbeing Champion Training

Provided by Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust 

Wellbeing Champions care about where they live and work and understand the importance of talking about mental health and wellbeing.

The training is 1 to 1.5 hours long with a break and offers basic education about mental health, why people may struggle, and signs you may notice when someone is having a hard time. You will also learn how you might approach someone and start a conversation. Finally, you will learn about the Wellbeing Service and how we can offer support so you can effectively signpost. You will receive a PDF booklet afterward with all the information covered in the training and a comprehensive FAQ with information about Wellbeing and other services to help you signpost, as well as some resources to use in your workplace, business, or other community settings.

This training is also available online through The Wellbeing Service. If you do complete it online through this service, please ensure you email us your certificate so we can add you to your Mindful District network. You can email your certificate to communities@southnorfolkandbroadland.gov.uk

 

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Mental Health First Aid Champion Training

Provided by Thriving Workplaces

The course is established and created by Mental Health First Aid England and afterwards you will be trained as an MFHA Champion. This course will also contain some content on suicide awareness. This is a full day course and it can be delivered to groups on request depending on the number of attendees that can be guaranteed. This course can accommodate up to 16 attendees aged 18 years+.  

The objectives for the course are:

  • An understanding of common mental helath issues
  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness
  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health
  • Skills to support positive wellbeing
  • Signposting to professional services
  • South Norfolk and Broadland Wellbeing Champions

 

Mental Health Awareness in the Community

Provided by Thriving Workplaces

This is a condensed two hour, awareness course that gives an overview on mental health conditions, stress, how to start a conversation and where to signpost people too for further help. This course will also contain some content on suicide awareness. It can be delivered to groups on request depending on the number of attendees that can be guaranteed. This course can accommodate up to 20 attendees aged 18 years+.  

The objectives for the course are:

  • What is mental health?
  • Explore mental health models
  • Mental Health and Language
  • Explore different mental health issues and diagnoses, including key signs and symptoms
  • Stress
  • Signposting to professional services
  • South Norfolk and Broadland Wellbeing Champions

Mental Health First Aid Training

Provided by YANA and is designed for participants that work in agriculture and rural businesses

This course trains you as a Mental Health First Aider and is delivered by a two day course.  

The course provides you with:

  • An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix.
  • 6 months of support after training has completed.

What to expect:

  • This is a two day face to face course
  • Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities
  • Maximum of 12 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn

Please see YANAs website for more information  MHFA courses and CPD for YANA army – YANA: You Are Not Alone (yanahelp.org)

Places are limited to 12 people and you need to apply for a place by emailing a short application form on their website to admin@yanahelp.org

Communities Team

Address: The Horizon Centre, Broadland Business Park, Peachman Way, Norwich, NR7 0WF

Telephone: 01603 430611