Connect 5Connect 5 is a three day mental health training programme designed to increase confidence and core skills so that you can be more effective in having conversations about mental health and wellbeing.


The focus of this course is to enable you to feel more skilled in working collaboratively with individual adults so that you can help improve their wellbeing.


This training is for anyone who wants to improve their mental health and wellbeing; and then to share this knowledge with others within the workplace, home or the community. 


Upcoming Courses


Please click here or the image below to access our Connect 5 Trainer Resources.


Community Trainer - Handbook


Community Trainer - Workbook


Connect 5 Lead Trainer - Delivery Plan Handbook

What will I learn?

Session 1:

  • Understanding the language around mental health, wellbeing and mental illness.

  • Learn about local services and self-help resources available.

  • Become more confident in offering wellbeing advice and support in everyday conversations.

Session 2:

  • Develop skills and confidence working with individuals who are having troubling or difficult feelings.

  • Learn how to apply the five areas model in conversations with others.

Session 3:

  • Develop skills to work with individuals to improve their own wellbeing.

  • Learn how to use evidence-based interventions.

  • Understand how to help individuals make lasting changes that have a positive effect on wellbeing.

How will I learn?

Each session is practical and interactive, using a variety of PowerPoint presentations, group discussions, small group work, and practical exercises in pairs. Our instructors provide a safe learning environment and are trained to support you throughout the whole course.


Due to some of the sensitive subjects mentioned on the course, we limit numbers to 16 people.

If you don’t feel comfortable joining in certain parts, then there is no pressure to. We want everyone to feel safe and our instructors can help if people find some parts particularly difficult.

Who can attend?

Whilst this training is open to anyone, it may be particularly useful to those who work in:

  • Primary Care

  • Allied Health

  • Justice & Rehabilitation

  • Social Care

  • Housing

  • Social Enterprise and Third Sector

  • Pastoral

  • Further & Higher Education Support Services

Course Costs

The cost per person to attend this course is £160 + VAT. We are able to offer this course to a group (for up to 18 people) for a total price of £2200 + VAT.


We may have some funded places available so please contact us at trainingacademy [at] (subject: Connect%205%20funded%20place%20enquiry)  if you would like further information.

A 20% non-refundable booking fee applies to all bookings.

Upcoming Courses

If you'd like to know more about Connect 5 and learn about what we have upcoming then please contact us at trainingacademy [at] (subject: Connect%205%20Course%20Dates%20Enquiry)  for further course dates and information.

25th March 2020 - Connect 5 for GM - Session 1

16th April 2020 - Connect 5 for GM - Session 1

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