Free wellbeing training for managers

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The Blue Light programme is a national initiative that aims to better support the mental health of people working in the emergency services.

Funded by the cabinet office and run by mental health charity Mind, one of the aims of the programme is to develop managers and supervisors to better support their staff in the workplace.

The training course covers:

•   an introduction to mental health in the workplace

•   Mind’s framework for creating mentally healthy workplaces

•   embedding positive approaches to mental health

•   recognising the signs of mental ill-health and how to approach with support

•   supporting colleagues living with or experiencing a mental health problem

•   supporting a return to work after an absence

•   facilitating peer support in the workplace.

Managers from all areas of the Trust are welcome to attend -  initially eight dates and venues have been provided:

  • 22nd October, 1pm, Basildon*
  • 3rd November, 9.30am, St Andrews Church Kimbolton Road Bedford MK40 2PF
  • 9th November, 1pm, Watford
  • 10th November, 9.30am, Melbourn HART base
  • 11th November, 1pm, Hellesdon training centre
  • 17th November, 9.30am, Ocean House Peterborough (upstairs training room)
  • 18th November, 9.30am, Stansted training room
  • 24th November, 9.30am, Barton Mills driver training

*indicates only 12 places available                                                 


Each course has 15 places available (with the exception of Basildon), and these will be reserved on a first-come-first-served basis. You will need gain the support of your line manager to attend.

To reserve your place, please e-mail, and include a second choice date is possible. 

For further details please visit Mind’s website.

Published 1st October, 2015

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