Training

We are passionate about sharing mental health training with activity organisers across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. If you run an activity, group or venue that provides a wellbeing boost to local people, and share our vision that wherever you live in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, you will have access to the mental health support that you need when you need it, please complete this form.

Training Opportunities

Introduction to Mental Health Webinar - from CPSL Mind

This free, 1 hour webinar, which can be viewed at your own pace, gives a broad introduction and overview of mental health, discussing:

  • What mental health is
  • Things that impact our mental health for good or bad, including COVID-19
  • An overview of common problems such as depression and anxiety
  • How to look after our own wellbeing
  • Where to turn for help for yourself or others.

This webinar forms the first part of the Wellbeing Together Training, but is also a standalone session.

 

You can access the webinar by clicking here.

Wellbeing Together Training - from Living Sport & CPSL Mind

Wellbeing Together is an innovative new community training programme, delivered through a partnership with Living Sport and CPSL Mind. The training will be delivered online through a series of webinars and peer support sessions. The programme’s aim is to equip volunteers and community workers with the knowledge and skills to enable them to support others in the community to look after their mental health and know how to access further help when needed. Bookings can be made by clicking here. All activities on our site that have completed this training display this badge on their page.

Mental Health Training for Personal Trainers, Sports Coaches and Teachers - from Cognitive Sports Therapy

Cognitive Sports Therapy are running a number of free educational events to help educate and support personal trainers, sports coaches and teachers in mental health. They know that clients use their coaches like therapists and sometimes you can feel out of your depth. CST will also provide ongoing email support for anyone who has gone through the training.

Cognitive Sports Therapy was founded by Dr Claire Gillvray, Nicola Ostler and Lucy Hibben. Claire is a medical doctor and both a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Royal College of General Practitioners, Nicola is a health and fitness coach and Lucy is registered teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals. They work with your mind, body and breath in order to improve your mental strength and health, taking elements from psychoanalysis, CBT, life coaching and combining these with exercise, breath work, mindfulness and meditation. Contact CST here. All activities on our site that have undertaken training with CST display this badge on their page.

Stop Suicide Pledge

An estimated 1 in 5 of us experiences suicidal thoughts in our lifetime. STOP Suicide is an award-winning suicide prevention campaign that seeks to empower communities and individuals across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to help stop suicides by being alert to the warning signs, asking directly about suicide and helping those who are feeling suicidal to stay safe. It is led by the charity Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind (CPSL Mind) and supported by local NHS and Public Health teams. It involves general awareness-raising about suicide, specialist training for non-mental health professionals working / volunteering within our communities, and a public campaign to encourage sign-up to the STOP Suicide Pledge for organisations and individuals.

Suicide is everybody’s business. Please work with us to make Cambridgeshire and Peterborough a suicide-safer community. We encourage you to click here to sign the pledge. All activities on our site that have signed the pledge display this badge on their page.

Zero Suicide Alliance 'Step Up' Social Isolation Training

This free online training is offered by the Zero Suicide Alliance. This Step 1 ‘Step Up’ Module takes just 5-10 minutes to complete and gives you an introduction to social isolation and how to help someone who may be isolated. The module covers adjusting to the “new normal” following the COVID-19 pandemic and takes into account the significant changes in how many of us live and work.

You can access the course by clicking here. All activities on our site that have completed this training display this badge on their page.

Zero Suicide Alliance Gateway Module

This free online training is offered by the Zero Suicide Alliance. This Step 2 Gateway Module gives you a very brief introduction to suicide awareness. In just 10-15 minutes you could learn skills to help someone considering suicide. 

You can access the course by clicking here. All activities on our site that have completed this training display this badge on their page.

Zero Suicide Alliance Suicide Prevention Training

This free online training is offered by the Zero Suicide Alliance. It will teach you how to recognise the warning signs and safeguard someone that could be contemplating suicide. It is recommended you complete the short Step 1 and Step 2 courses above first.

The 20 minute course will teach you:

  • How to identify when someone may be having suicidal thoughts or behaviour.
  • How to talk openly and confidently to a suicidal person about their thoughts and feelings.
  • The best process for signposting individuals to services or support networks that can help them.

You can access the course here: https://www.relias.co.uk/zero-suicide-alliance/form. All activities on our site that have completed this training display this badge on their page.

Culturally appropriate and religiously sensitive wellbeing support

Imam Mohammed Rashid, Mental Health Chaplain at Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Foundation Trust, gives an overview of the need for culturally sensitive and religiously appropriate emotional and mental wellbeing support.

You can access the course here by clicking here.