4th February 2021

Mental Health Awareness course

31st March 2021 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Aimed at Wiltshire Music Connect Associates – places limited.

BOOKING DEADLINE 12 noon Thursday 18 March (course materials are posted in advance of session itself)

This is a four-hour mental health awareness course with resource pack. Certificate awarded on completion of course. This is an online course.

This training provides an opportunity to learn about how to support friends, family, colleagues and students (even across the computer screen) and also how to understand your own signs of becoming less well and how to look after yourself. Whether you are teaching from home, in schools, online or face to face – or taking some time out to let things settle, this course will help you manage the changes you are needing to make in these times of continued uncertainties and financial concerns and to build a tool kit for now and the future.

You will gain:

• an understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma
• a basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
• an introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing
• confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue

The session will explore stress management and a range of other mental health conditions and approaches to starting supportive conversations.

Course leader Tracy Sullivan is a qualified mental health trainer and is familiar with the work of our Associates. She co-hosted the Associate Coffee Mornings which we introduced at the start of the first Lockdown.