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Connect 5 Session 1 - Brief Mental Wellbeing Advice


Connect 5, session 1 is aimed at people who have an interest in giving brief advice, to help others improve their mental health and wellbeing.

Connect 5 session 1 provides an introduction to:

  • The characters, whose stories span the three Connect 5 training sessions.
  • The Five Ways to Wellbeing and Make Time.
  • The Five Areas model, (on which the three Connect 5 training sessions are based).
  • Different public health models of mental health, mental illness and mental wellbeing.
  • Initiating conversations about mental wellbeing and the key skills needed.


Connect 5 Session 1 session is practical and interactive, involves a PowerPoint presentation, large group discussion, small group work and exercises in pairs. Additional information is provided after the session in an electronic format.

The three sessions which make up the Connect 5 Training Programme are accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). The Programme teaches evidence based techniques, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) self-management skills, which attendees can pass on, through wellbeing conversations.

Depending on how much one-to-one work you do with people experiencing poor mental wellbeing, you might find it useful to attend all three of the Connect 5 training sessions, just session 1, or just sessions 1 and 2.
If you plan to attend more than one of the Connect 5 sessions, then you must attend them in numerical order, as each builds on the previous one. We recommend that the time between each Connect 5 session you attend, is not more than six months.


The focus of Connect 5 training is to enable front line workers and volunteers to feel more confident and skilled to work collaboratively with individual adults, so they can help people to improve their mental wellbeing.

After session 1 we anticipate attendees will be able to:

  • Discuss mental health and wellbeing, in their daily work, with increased skills and confidence.
  • Explain mental health and wellbeing using specific public health models and self-help principles.
  • Describe the qualities and attitudes needed to promote mental health and wellbeing.
  • Identify mental health and wellbeing resources and services available to Warrington residents.

Booking Information

This training is free if you meet the audience criteria. There is however a charge for:

  • Non-attendance.
  • Cancellation, less than seven days before the date of the training.
  • Attending if you’re not eligible to attend.

Details of charges can be found in the Public Health Training Charging Policy, which is under the “attachments” heading on this page.


This training is for frontline workers and volunteers from not-for-profit organisations that support Warrington residents.

29 Aug 2019 09:30 - 13:00

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Date and Time

29 Aug 2019 09:30 - 13:00


St Werburghs Development Centre, Boswell Avenue, Warrington, WA4 6DQ


Sarah Branwood
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