From May this year, a virtual training module entitled ‘Making Every Contact Count’ will be available.
This will be aimed at ensuring that front line staff are competent and confident in delivering healthy lifestyle messages in a way that is people centred and unintrusive, to help encourage people to change their behaviour and to direct them to local services that can support them.
*This training is available to organisations based in the Stoke-on-Trent area.
Once covid restrictions allow, we would be happy to look at delivering this module in person to interested organisations.
For further information please contact Darren Holmes on 0800 085 0928 or by emailing Lifestyle.firstname.lastname@example.org
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) account for 99 percent of businesses in the UK and employ 60 percent of the private sector workforce. The Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Growth Hub encourages SME directors to join the growing number of UK companies taking the initiative on mental health at work – it makes good business sense and is the right thing to do. On this page, you will find a few useful resources and organisations that can assist you, your employees and your business at zero cost. These cover a wide number of areas of support for both employees and employers alike. These cover different areas of wellbeing including mental, physical, financial and more.
If you struggle with mental health difficulties it may mean you have more bad days than good days. We can help you manage your mental health at work so you can enjoy more good days. The Access to Work Mental Health Support Service is funded by the Department for Work and Pensions meaning there is no charge to use this service. The service is 100% confidential and can be accessed face-to-face or over the phone – we will work around you and your routine.
Contact us today for more information, we promise to get back to you within one working day.
Freephone 0800 321 3137 8am to 10.30pm Monday to Friday.
Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Suicide Prevention Programme – Mental Health First Aid Training
Suicide is a major public health issue. Each death from suicide is an individual tragedy and a loss to society. Suicide can be devastating to the surviving family psychologically, economically and spiritually. In Staffordshire suicides make up around 1% of all deaths. They are the second most common cause of death among young people aged 16-24. They are also the third most common cause of death in people aged 25-49.
We are currently re-working the MHFA training due to the current situation. This will now be an online version of the course but still interactive with a small group to replicate classroom training as closely as possible.
Further information will be posted here once available however to register your interest in this fully-funded course, please contact Lorna Scott – Lorna.Scott@combined.nhs.uk
Read the Suicide Prevention Strategy Devised by Staffordshire Public Health, in partnership with Staffordshire Health and Wellbeing Board here
The Land Trust – Green Angels Courses – Environmental Education & Bramble and Elder
Gain a sense of ‘escape’ and reverse the effects of everyday stresses and poor work-life balance by discovering nature’s ways to wellbeing. For obvious reasons, we have been unable to deliver any of our usual Green Angels activities on site at either Hassall Green Nature Reserve or Silverdale Country Park since the lockdown started in March.
We have been working hard to get activities up and running again in a safe way, and I am very pleased to share with you that we have now scheduled for two programmes to start at Silverdale Country Park, Newcastle Under Lyme during July and August. Please click on the course titles or view the attached posters for more information on each course:
For information about other courses across Hassall Green and Silverdale, visit our webpage.
How are we delivering these courses safely?
All activities have been reviewed and risk assessed fully with our trainers, so that they can be delivered in a manner which is covid-safe. More details will be provided about how the sessions will be delivered safely upon application, but the key elements to note are:
- Small groups with fewer than 6 people
- Socially distanced session set-ups
- Handwashing and sanitiser facilities
Please note that you will be asked to confirm that neither you, nor anyone in your household have any COVID symptoms before being confirmed onto any Green Angels programme.
How to book your place
If you would like to apply for either of these courses, please complete all three of the following steps:
- Respond to this email, letting me know which course you would like to apply for
- Ensure you have completed the online Application Form
- Ensure you have completed the online Welfare Form
Please contact Josie Muncaster on 07920 139209 OR send your completed application and welfare forms to email@example.com,