Connect 5 mental health training for non-mental health staff being rolled out across GM

Connect 5 is a workforce training programme developed by Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind , created to up skill non-mental health staff to better understand and successfully address mental health issues within their everyday practice. Connect 5 content provides an evidenced based collaborative prevention toolkit that promotes psychological knowledge, understanding and awareness and the development of skills, which empower people to take proactive steps to build resilience and look after themselves.

The training can be accessed by anyone who feels they would benefit from greater knowledge within their role to support others, be they hairdressers, taxi drivers, community groups, managers, landlords, support workers or volunteers. 

For those interested, there is also the option to become a training provider within your area . TOG Mind are looking for people with local expertise who wish to explore this opportunity and sign up. For workforces who do not work in health and social care, please contact TOG Mind directly to see how they can support you.

Anyone interested in finding out more about Connect 5 training, can view a short trailer on the TOG Mind website here: and also pick a training session and sign up. 

If you or someone you know would like to access the Connect 5 Mental Wellbeing Training or TOG Minds various types of support and wellbeing opportunities, please call their office on 0161 330 9223, visit the website at: or check out the Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind Facebook page at: 

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