The Connect 5 programme is an accessible, evidence based training that is relevant
to anyone who works with people at any level. It aims to provide participants with
skills and competencies that build confidence in having conversations about
health and wellbeing in their routine practice so that they can be more effective
in helping people to manage mental health problems and increase their resilience
and mental wellbeing through positive changes
Objectives/Aims of Course
By the end of the training, participants will:
Develop their core understanding of mental health, mental wellbeing and how
to signpost to local services and resources that enable people to help themselves.
Connect 5 is an incremental three-session programme, escalating skills though each session.
The programme underpins the principle of ‘Making Every Contact Count’ and uses the framework of the Five Ways to Wellbeing and a cognitive behavioural model and supports the aim of making the best use of the skills and local contacts of frontline staff. Some staff will just undertake session 1 whilst others go on to do all three sessions.
You must complete Session 1 to be eligible to attend Session 2, and complete Session 2 to be eligible to attend Session 3.
Who Should Attend (including pre-requisites)
This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in improving mental wellbeing whose role involves interaction with the public, or anyone who has the opportunity to give brief wellbeing advice.
Individuals, carers, veterans & serving personnel, community groups, teams or organisations, including those working or caring in community, voluntary, health & social care services & education, aged 16 or over that are living or working in or around the Plymouth area.
• 40% Discount if you have been trained as a wellbeing Champions through Livewell Southwest CODE: CHAMP40
• Free to all Livewell Southwest staff and Livewell Southwest volunteers. CODE: STAFF100