CATEGORY: Mental Health and Wellbeing

Free mental health training for West Sussex businesses


West Sussex County Council are working with Grassroots Suicide Prevention to offer free mental health and suicide prevention training for Small to Medium-sized businesses in West Sussex.


National charity Grassroots work with organisations across the UK to deliver life-saving training in suicide prevention, mental health and self-harm.


Working conditions and environment can have a big impact on mental health and, equally, someone's mental health can have a significant impact to perform well in their job. 1 in 4 people experience mental ill-health in their lifetime.


Whether you want to train yourself or your whole team, Grassroots will work with you to find the training delivery option that best supports your workplace (options include open courses for individuals – see dates below - or tailored in-house training).


To access the free support, sign up for one of the open courses via the links provided below, or contact the Grassroots team to make a tailored plan to train your staff on


Learn the skills to keep your staff and clients safe.


Open courses – June to September 2021


Mental Health First Aid Aware*

Real Talk**

* Mental Health First Aid Aware course is an introductory 4 hour session to raise awareness of mental health. It is designed to give an understanding of mental health and how to challenge stigma. As well as an introduction to looking after your own mental health and wellbeing, it teaches confidence to offer support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue.


** Real Talk provides a safe place for open and honest talk about suicide – a 3 hour workshop with real people in the community to help you talk about what is one of the most taboo subjects in the world today. In fact, talking about suicide is the best way we know to prevent suicide. You can really make a difference through Real Talk.


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