Free training is being offered to voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector partners working with people with mental health needs in Gloucestershire.

The course is designed to develop mental health crisis care awareness and aims to build on your experience and knowledge of working with people presenting with mental health problems in crisis.

Course information

The course will run over two consecutive mornings, via Zoom and will cover: 

  • What is mental health and what is mental ill health?
  • A range of mental health conditions, for example depression, anxiety, psychosis and bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder / emotionally unstable personality disorder.
  • The impact of Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) on adults and their lives and then and how we can support people when they are experiencing difficulties including the use of crisis and contingency plans.
  • Finally, the course looks at self-harm and how we can all help those who have suicidal thoughts and behaviours.

The effect of the Covid-19 pandemic and current cost of living crisis on all of us will run as a theme through the training as well as aligning to the objectives of the Mental Health Community Transformation Programme.


This course will run on the following dates and times:

  • 27 and 28 November - 9am until 1pm
  • 4 and 5 December - 9 until 1pm
  • 11 and 12 December - 9am until 1pm

How to book

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Fully funded training for VCSE sector groups & organisations in Gloucestershire

We provide a range of support for VCSE sector groups & organisations of all shapes and sizes in Gloucestershire, including fully funded training & events, a range of thematic mailings, regular news updates, free membership and help recruiting volunteers.

We are the independent voice of the VCSE sector in Gloucestershire and are passionate about promoting equal partnerships at every level. You can find out more about how we work in partnership and represent the sector on our About Us page.