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, courses end in May 2022.

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.

Eleven 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.

Live 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: Live 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 earn 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: 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 hour.

Course type: In person at a venue.

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

More information: Five Ways to Wellbeing

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

Safe Talk

Learn to recognise the signs that people are having thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide intervention resources.

Course length: Half a day.

Cost: Free

Course type: In person at a venue.

Venue: Friends Meeting House, 50 Silverwell St, Bolton BL1 1PP                

More information: Safe Talk

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

Wellbeing at Home and Work: what causes wellbeing to dip?

Find out how to increase wellbeing in yourself and your co-workers.

Cost: Free

Course length: Half a day. 1.30pm – 4.30pm.

Course type: In person at a venue.

Venue: Friends Meeting House, 50 Silverwell St, Bolton BL1 1PP                

More information: Wellbeing at Home and Work - what causes wellbeing to dip?

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

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

These courses are for people who work or volunteer with young people and children and want to be able to help them with issues of mental health and wellbeing.

Mental Health First Aid with Young People

Gain the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in young people, offer mental health first aid and guide them towards the support they need. The courses can be attended by anyone aged 16 or older.

Cost: Free

Course length: Two days. 9.30am - 5.00pm.

Course type: In person at a venue.

Venue: Friends Meeting House, 50 Silverwell St, Bolton BL1 1PP                

More information: Mental Health First Aid with Young People

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

Become a Mental Health Champion for Young People

Learn to understand common mental health issues and how they can affect young people, spot signs of mental ill health, guide young people to support and advocate for mental health awareness.Cost: Free

Course length: One day. 9.30am - 5.00pm.

Course type: In person at a venue..

Venue: Friends Meeting House, 50 Silverwell St, Bolton BL1

More information: Mental Health Champion for Young People

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

Mental Health Awareness with Young People

Develop skills for working more effectively with young people with mental health issues and gain insights into common ones, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis.

Cost: Free

Course length: Half a day. 9.30am - 1.00pm

Course type: In person at a venue.

Venue: Friends Meeting House, 50 Silverwell St, Bolton BL1

More information: Mental Health Awareness with Young People

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

Training for people work or volunteer with adults

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

Mental Health First Aid for Adults

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.

Course type: In person at a venue.

Venue: Friends Meeting House, 50 Silverwell St, Bolton BL1 1PP                

More information: Mental Health First Aid

Register: Fully booked. However, the two courses below offer similar content. 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 for Adults

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: Delivered online.

More information: Mental Health Champion

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

Mental Health Awareness for Adults

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. 10.00am – 3.00pm.

Course type: Delivered online.

More information: 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: Half a day. 1.00pm – 3.30pm.

Course type: In person at a venue.

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

More information: 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