New dates added for MIND training

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New dates have been added for the Blue Light manager training programme, which 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 – places are left on the following courses:

  • 8th March, 10am, Southend station
  • 15th March, 1pm, Luton station
  • 17th March, 10am, Great Notley HART base
  • 22nd March, 10am, Waveney depot
  • 23rd March, 10am, Melbourn HART base
  • 24th March, 10am, Hellesdon training centre

Each course has 15 places available 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 Clinical Lead Duncan Moore, and include a second choice date if possible. 

For further details please visit Mind’s website.

Published 14th January, 2016

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