Published: Tuesday, 7th Dec 2021

Free training in mental health and wellbeing is available for anyone who works or volunteers in Bolton. Don’t miss out.

Group of people holding certificates after completing mental health training

The training helps people to gain insights into their own mental health and wellbeing, as well as learn how to recognise the signs of poor mental wellbeing in others, provide support and advocate for mental health awareness in the workplace.

Twelve different courses are on offer ranging from one-hour introductory sessions to courses with up to seven sessions on different days. Training is available both online and in person.

Full details of the courses and how to register for them are below.

You can also find out more about the full range of training available for people working with adults and people working with children.

Training for people who work or volunteer with adults, young people and children

These courses are for people who work or volunteer with adults or young people and children and want to be able to help them. And for people who want to learn about mental health and wellbeing for themselves.

Bet You Can Help Now!

Learn to provide help and support to people at risk of, or affected by, gambling related harms and signpost them to appropriate specialist services.

Cost: Free

Course length: one hour

Course type: Online via Microsoft Teams

More information including course dates: Bet You Can Help Now!

Register: Bolton Council staff please use the Oracle system, non-council staff please email learninganddevelopment@bolton.gov.uk

Domestic Abuse and Violence and Mental Health

Explore the dynamics between domestic abuse and violence and how living with domestic abuse and violence effects victims’ mental health.

Cost: Free

Course length: Two and half hours

Course type: Online via Zoom

More information including course dates: Domestic Abuse and Violence and Mental Health

Register: Bolton Council staff please use the Oracle system, non-council staff please email learninganddevelopment@bolton.gov.uk

LBGT+ Awareness

A one-day training course that will encourage practitioners to become more LGBT+ inclusive.

Cost: Free

Course length: One day, 9.30am to 4pm

Course type: In person at a venue

Venue: Castle Hill Centre, Castleton St, Bolton BL2 2JW

More information including course dates: LBGT+ Awareness

Register: Bolton Council staff please use the Oracle system, non-council staff please email learninganddevelopment@bolton.gov.uk

Women and Problem Gambling

Increase your knowledge, skills and confidence to discuss and support women experiencing gambling related harm, ensuring they get the right support at the right time.

Cost: Free

Course length: Half a day, 9.30am  to 12.30pm

Course type: Available both in person at a venue and online

Venue: Castle Hill Centre, Castleton St, Bolton BL2 2JW

More information including course dates: Face-to-face course or online course

Register: Bolton Council staff please use the Oracle system, non-council staff please email learninganddevelopment@bolton.gov.uk

Living Life to the Full

Learn how to improve how you feel, when you feel low or stressed.

Cost: Free

Course length: Seven half-day sessions on different days. 9.30am – 12.30pm

Course type: In person at a venue

Venue: Castle Hill Centre, Castleton St, Bolton BL2 2JW

More information including course dates: Living Life to the Full

Register: Bolton Council staff please use the Oracle system, non-council staff please email learninganddevelopment@bolton.gov.uk

Connect Five: making mental wellbeing conversations work

Develop the skills and confidence for effective conversations about mental health and learn a wide range of support you can provide for people around you, from identifying mental health distress to taking appropriate action.

Cost: Free

Course length: Three sessions on different days. 9.30am – 2.30pm

Course type: In person at a venue

Venue: Castle Hill Centre, Castleton St, Bolton BL2 2JW

More information including course dates: Connect Five

Register: Bolton Council staff please use the Oracle system, non-council staff please email learninganddevelopment@bolton.gov.uk

Five Ways to Wellbeing

Explore five important things you can do to protect and improve your mental health and find out about the training available to support many aspects of wellbeing and mental health. 

Cost: Free

Course length: One and a half hours

Course type: In person at a venue

Venue: Castle Hill Centre, Castleton St, Bolton BL2 2JW

More information including course dates: Five Ways to Wellbeing

Register: Bolton Council staff please use the Oracle system, non-council staff please email learninganddevelopment@bolton.gov.uk

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.

Cost: Free

Course length: Two days face-to-face

Course type: In person

Venue: Castle Hill Centre, Castleton St, Bolton BL2 2JW             

More information including course dates: Mental Health First Aid

Register: Bolton Council staff please use the Oracle system, non-council staff please email learninganddevelopment@bolton.gov.uk

Please note: This course is very popular and some courses are fully booked. We have added additional courses. However, the two courses below offer similar content and take less time to complete. If you would like to receive information on any future mental health and wellbeing training courses, including Mental Health First Aid for Adults, please email learninganddevelopment@bolton.gov.uk

Become a Mental Health Champion

Know how to support others with their mental health and recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health issues.

Cost: Free.

Course length: One day. 9.00am – 5.00pm

Course type: In person at a venue

Venue: Castle Hill Centre, Castleton St, Bolton BL2 2JW

More information including course dates: Mental Health Champion

Register: Bolton Council staff please use the Oracle system, non-council staff please email learninganddevelopment@bolton.gov.uk

Mental Health Awareness

Lean how to improve and maintain mental wellbeing, raise awareness of mental health, reduce the stigma around mental ill health in your workplace, recognise key triggers of mental health issues and promote early interventions that enable recovery.

Cost: Free

Course length: One day. 9.15am - 1.00pm

Course type: In person at a venue

Venue: Castle Hill Centre, Castleton St, Bolton BL2 2JW

More information including course dates: Mental Health Awareness

Register: Bolton Council staff please use the Oracle system, non-council staff please email learninganddevelopment@bolton.gov.uk

Death, Dying and Grief in the Age of Covid and Beyond

Gain a deeper understanding of loss, grief and bereavement in adults, reflect on supportive communication skills and learn about useful resources.

Cost: Free

Course length: Two and half hours. 1.00pm – 3.30pm

Course type: In person at a venue

Venue: Bolton Hospice, Queens Park Street, Chorley New Road, BL1 4QT           

More information including course dates: Death, Dying and Grief in the Age of Covid and Beyond

Register: Bolton Council staff please use the Oracle system, non-council staff please email learninganddevelopment@bolton.gov.uk

SafeTALK

Appreciate how talking openly about suicide can help prevent it and understand how personal and community beliefs about suicide affect suicide stigma and safety.

Cost: Free

Course length: Three and a half hours

Course type: In person at a venue

Venue: Castle Hill Centre, Castleton St, Bolton BL2 2JW       

More information including course dates: SafeTALK

Register: Bolton Council staff please use the Oracle system, non-council staff please email learninganddevelopment@bolton.gov.uk

Suicide Intervention

Learn how to prevent suicide by recognising signs, providing a skilled intervention and developing a safety plan to keep someone alive.

Cost: Free

Course length: Two days

Course type: In person at a venue

Venue: Castle Hill Centre, Castleton St, Bolton BL2 2JW       

More information including course dates: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Register: Bolton Council staff please use the Oracle system, non-council staff please email learninganddevelopment@bolton.gov.uk