Connect 5 : Everyday skills for talking with adults in distress

The Connect 5 training programme is an accessible, evidenced based course that is relevant to everyone who works or meets with the public. It provides participants with skills and competencies that build confidence in having conversations about mental health and wellbeing. It presents tools to empower others to take proactive steps to build resilience and look after themselves. Connect 5 takes the position that we don’t need to be mental health specialists to support those who are experiencing emotional and mental health problems. For dates and sign up details click here 

1.5 day course

Links to download the work books:

Session One Participation notes

Session Two Participation Notes

Session three Participation Notes

We Need to Talk About Suicide

We need to talk about suicide is a brief e-learning module produced by Health Education England and Public Health England.  It aims to provide support for volunteers and health care professionals, enabling them to recognise early warning signs of suicide, support patients and their families, as well as offering additional health services in this time of need. 

60 – 90  min course with films, questions and  best practice information 

Suicide Let’s Talk  -  produced by Zero Suicide Alliance  & Mersey  Care NHS Foundation Trust.   20 – 30 min module introducing key ideas re talking to someone with suicidal thoughts and helping others to keep safe.

Continuing Professional Development at Bath College – Mental Health  

Bath College offers a range of distant learning courses providing Level 2 Certification.  Courses include:-

-        Awareness of Mental Health Problems

-        Counselling Skills

-        Dementia Care

-        Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health

-        Working with People with Mental Health Needs

 After an initial induction, you study online by distance learning with support from a specialist tutor.  The courses are at no cost subject to eligibility.

For more information, go to  or contact the Distance Learning Team on 01225 328 702  

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