After several sold-out sessions in 2016, Lifetimes are offering a one-off MEN ONLY session of 'Mental Health in the Community' - our popular new training course for the Voluntary and Community Sector:
‘Mental health in the Community’ is a short mental health awareness course for staff and volunteers delivering services in the community, written and delivered by Lifetimes Charity. The 3.5 hour course will cover mental health issues such as depression, suicide and anxiety but importantly includes the topics of self- care, resilience and signposting to local and national support and resources. This bespoke training course is accompanied by a certificate and a training manual for trainees to use as a reference guide.
Why men only?
12.5% of men in the UK suffer from a common mental health disorder
More than 1 in 4 suicides are by men
Men are less likely to access psychological therapies and social support.
We have also found that less men attend Mental Health awareness training.
In order to raise awareness of Mental health amongst men we are offering the opportunity to attend Lifetimes’ Mental Health in the Community training course in a male-only space.
The course, so far, has been well attended by voluntary and community sector groups in Wandsworth and further afield, including Thrive, Citizens Advice Wandsworth, Rethink, Share Community and staff from the borough’s leisure centres - Enable Leisure and Culture.
We have had fantastic feedback from past delegates:
“The content of this training has greatly improved my knowledge around mental health and how to engage with it as an issue in the community”
I “feel more confident – not just for addressing, supporting these issues in my voluntary organisation- but in life generally”
“A really useful and informative course which everyone should be encouraged to attend”
‘Mental Health in the Community’ Training course is one of a number of new initiatives being delivered under the Cascade Project. Cascade is an innovative project which aims to instil confidence and skills, communication and direct empowerment to our community.
FINDING US - Lifetimes, 100 Wandsworth High Street, SW18 4LA
Access to our offices is via All Saints passage, between All Saints Church and the NatWest Bank.
Please note: The training venue is on the 2nd floor with no lift access.