Suffolk Mind internal training

We have a number of internal training opportunities at Suffolk Mind. See a list of courses and booking details below. Please remember to check with your manager before booking.

If the following course dates are not suitable for you, please contact us on [email protected].

Book your place on any of the below courses here

Suffolk Needs Met

All staff at Suffolk Mind should complete this course when they join us, and refresh their training at least every 2 years.  This course is open to the public so you will get to mix with staff, volunteers and others that are external to Suffolk Mind.  To learn more about this course and book on, please visit the Suffolk Needs Met courses page and use the staff code which you can obtain from your manager.

 

Cyber Security and Data Protection Training (For All Staff)

Our 2022/2023 Cyber Security and Data Protection training is mandatory for all staff.

Dates for this session:

Tuesday 14th June 2022, 2pm – 3:30pm

Wednesday 27th July 2022, 9:30am – 11am

Monday 19th September 2022, 2pm – 3:30pm

Wednesday 26th October 2022, 2:30pm – 4pm

Thursday 15th December 2022, 10am – 11:30am

Fresh Eyes

All new employees that have joined Suffolk Mind since October 2021 are invited to attend this session with CEO Jon Neal.  Jon hosts this session to chat with new employees to gather thoughts on first impressions, what is going well, and welcomes suggestions and insights into how we could do things different.

Dates for this session:

Tuesday 18th October 2022, 10am – 11am

CARES (Crisis Advice & Recovery – Enhanced Support)

The CARES programme is our most comprehensive training using the Emotional Needs and Resources approach. It incorporates our key training courses in one programme. Within this programme you will have the opportunity to learn from the trainer and your peers. The CARES training programme is delivered in 7 full day sessions.   When booking, please make sure you are available for all the sessions. This course is most suitable for staff who are working directly to support people with their mental health (i.e. housing, care, and WAVES, etc).

 

January 2023 Programme (Zoom)

17th January 2023, 9am to 1.30pm – Your Needs Met

31st January 2023, 9am to 3pm – Working effectively with the human brain – The APET Model

14th February 2023, 9am to 12pm – Understanding the Mental Health Continuum

28th February 2023, 9am to 1.30pm – Effective Communication for Wellbeing

14th March 2023, 9am to 4pm – A framework for supporting wellbeing: RIGAAR

28th March 2023, 9am to 3pm – Suicide and Self Harm

11th April 2023, 9am to 12.30pm – Cycle of Addiction & 1.30pm to 4pm – Ethics and Wellbeing

 

April 2023 Programme (F2F – Venue TBC)

27th April 2023, 9am to 1.00pm – Your Needs Met

11th May, 9am to 3pm – Working effectively with the human brain – The APET Model

25th May 2023, 9am to 12pm – Understanding the Mental Health Continuum

8th June 2023, 9am to 1.30pm – Effective Communication for Wellbeing

22nd June 2023, 9am to 4pm – A framework for supporting wellbeing: RIGAAR

6th July 2023, 9am to 3pm – Suicide and Self Harm

20th July 2023, 9am to 12.30pm – Cycle of Addiction & 1.30pm to 4pm – Ethics and Wellbeing

 

September 2023 Programme (Zoom)

12th September 2023, 9am to 1.30pm – Your Needs Met

26th September 2023, 9am to 3pm – Working effectively with the human brain – The APET Model

10 October 2023, 9am to 12pm – Understanding the Mental Health Continuum

31st October 2023, 9am to 1.30pm – Effective Communication for Wellbeing

7th November 2023, 9am to 4pm – A framework for supporting wellbeing: RIGAAR

21tst November 2023, 9am to 3pm – Suicide and Self Harm

5th December 2023, 9am to 12.30pm – Cycle of Addiction & 1.30pm to 4pm – Ethics and Wellbeing

 

CARES – Reflective Sessions

These are reflective sessions to refresh your learning.  You may wish to bring questions/case studies to discuss with other team members. Fiona and Phil (CARES trainers) will be facilitating the discussions. NB: These sessions are for staff that have already completed CARES.

Thursday, 28 July 2022, 2pm to 4pm

Wednesday, 17 August 2022, 10am to 1pm

Effective Communication for Wellbeing

Effective Communication for Wellbeing is a skills-based training course, providing you with practical tools to help you go communicate effectively with members of your team, group, friends or family – including when they are experiencing stress.

This training will help you understand your own wellbeing, and that of people around you – whether at work, home or in any other context.

This course will help you talk to people experiencing shock or high levels of stress and anxiety, people contemplating suicide, self-harmers, and those experiencing out-of-control rage.

Dates for this course:

Tuesday, 4th October 2022, 9am – 1:30pm

Thursday, 20th October 2022, 9am – 1:30pm

Monday 5th December 2022, 9am – 1.30pm

Sleep Well, Work Well

This workshop helps to raise awareness of the importance of sleeping well and the impact that this can have on our daily life and is based on knowledge of up to date sleep research.

This course will provide you with practical tools and techniques to help you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to go.

Dates for this course:

Tuesday 2nd August 2022, 9am – 10.30am

Keeping Calm, Mindful Breathing

During this training session you will learn a powerful and practical breathing exercise, which increases awareness of, and works with, the mind-body system to lower stress. You will learn what mindful breathing is and how to do it as well as well as finding out what the benefits are.

Dates for this course:

Wednesday 5th October 2022, 1pm – 2pm

Supporting Staff Mental Health for Managers

This course will involve managers revising and applying the emotional needs approach, and applying communication skills to case studies and the model.  This is a two day package, and you must attend both days.

Aims:

  • Provide a clear organising idea for understanding mental health and wellbeing
  • Explain how people think and communicate when they are in distress
  • Develop communication skills to support wellbeing and recovery
  • Learn a framework to structure support
  • Help you release the burden of thinking you need to know all the answers
  • To understand that your role is to facilitate the way forward
  • To build on your skills and experience to support others and reach outcomes for challenging situations

Dates for this course:

October 2022 Package

Day 1 – Tuesday 18th October 2022, 9:30am to 4:30pm

Day 2 – Tuesday 1st November 2022, 9:30am to 4:30pm

May 2023 Package

Day 1 – Thursday 11th May 2023, 9:30am to 4:30pm

Day 2 – Thursday 1st June 2023, 9:30am to 4:30pm