Our training and courses

Whether you are interested in supporting your own wellbeing or someone else’s, as the largest mental health charity in Norfolk and Waveney, our training team are uniquely placed to provide you with high-quality, relevant and interactive training on mental health, wellbeing, and mindfulness.

You may be an individual looking to learn more about mental health or mindfulness, an employer wanting to support your staff with effective training, or a school/college looking to provide your children and young people with new ways to manage anxieties that you see arising in their experience.   
Our qualified and experienced training team can provide the resources and tools needed to learn about mental health, wellbeing, self-compassion and mindfulness.
We regularly run open training courses for individuals, and offer competitive rates for any of our courses delivered directly to local businesses. We also welcome invitations to consult with businesses and design bespoke training courses or programmes to meet individual requirements.

Training in educational settings

At Norfolk and Waveney Mind, we fully understand the pressures all educational establishments undergo on a regular basis, for pupils, teachers and support staff alike

With this in mind, we have developed specialist training packages, such as Dealing with Academic Stress, Emotional Intelligence and Staff CPD to help you better understand the effects of poor Mental Health within your school or college.

We understand that a ‘one size fits all’ approach is not always appropriate as you may have differing requirements within your setting, so along with the standard training packages we can already deliver, we welcome the opportunity to offer bespoke training courses designed to meet your specific needs.



Covid-19 Update

Due to the current national restrictions all our mental health courses have been moved to a virtual offering until further notice.

If you would like more information or to speak with a trainer, please contact us via the form below



Virtual Courses


Mental Health Awareness

This course will develop your understanding of mental health so that you feel confident in supporting people experiencing difficulty. It is suitable for anyone with an interest in mental health and/or supporting others. 
Price: £70 (£50 concessions)


Looking After Your Wellbeing

This 90-minute workshop will offer key information and understanding of how to look after yourself better during particularly stressful and challenging times.
Price: £25 (£20 concessions)


" I really appreciated having informed and interesting discussions about the importance of mental health, signs of poor mental health and ways to look after yourself and support others.

I learned to recognise the patterns when another person is not feeling well and known how to help. And also learned to detect which situations make us feel stressed and know how to deal with this. "



Adult Mental Health First Aid

This online course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider. Develop practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues.
Price: £200 (£165 concessions)


" Greatly adapted for online. Lots of information fitted into small amount of time.

The pace of delivery was spot on. All attendees were encouraged to contribute and, when responding, their input was appreciated and valued by the trainers. Excellent.
First virtual training I have attended. Fully informative, engaging and well presented, held my attention throughout. "



Managing Mental Health in the workplace

Designed with Managers, Line Managers and Supervisors in mind, this workshop explores the fundamentals of creating a workplace culture that supports mental health, creativity and wellbeing within your team.
Price: £70 (£50 concessions)


" I feel that it has enhanced my knowledge and provided me with extra tools and understanding to help manage my team. "



Youth Mental Health Awareness

This course will develop your understanding of mental health so that you feel confident in supporting children and young people who are experiencing difficulty.
Price: £70 (£50 concessions)


Youth Mental Health First Aid

This online course qualifies people as Youth Mental Health First Aiders. Build confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress.‚Äč
Price: £200 (£165 concessions)


Learning Days: Mental Health, Substance Misuse & Suicidality

Comissioned by Norfolk Public Health and delivered by Norfolk and Waveney Mind, this Learning day is intended for those who work within Norfolk professionally or as volunteers with people who may be at risk of suicide, and whose combination of mental health issues and substance misuse are factors in that risk.


" I really enjoyed this and feel strongly that it’s time for all services to share their skillset without the constraints of policy and move forward together.

The tools I have been given will help me sport signs for MH/suicide and feel more confident to ask questions and identify best support groups. "



QPR Suicide Prevention

This course gives you greater understanding and teaches a simple method to give you skills and confidence in supporting someone who feels suicidal.

You will qualify as a Gatekeeper, an internationally recognised qualification awarded by the QPR Institute.

Price: £60 (£45 concessions)


" It gave me the confidence to deal with the issues head on rather than skirting around the subject as well as considering different places for support for people and reconsidering what the signs may be that someone is contemplating/planning suicide.

I only took the course on Friday afternoon, but I have already been able to reflect on conversations I have had in the workplace and how I would deal with certain scenarios now I have attended the course.

The best thing about the course was the opportunity to learn about a sensitive subject in such a clear and useable way as well as being able to freely discuss matters that arose from the training. "



EQ Emotional Intelligence

Based upon proven research, this course provides an introduction to the concept of Emotional Intelligence, what it is and how to use it in everyday situations.

Price: £70 (£50 concessions)

Mental Health and Academic Stress

Delivered in a more informal style and with students aged 14-18 in mind, this course sets out to provide a basic knowledge in Mental Health Awareness, give key tips and advice on how to deal with the everyday task of managing the stress and anxieties linked to academic studies.

Price: £25


Wellbeing and Resilience

This course enables attendees to take a closer look at their personal wellbeing and improve their resilience.

Attendees are taught how to draw on their own personal skills and identify resources they can use within their environment.

Price: £70 (£50 concessions)



Contact us

We regularly update our training programme with a wide range of courses including:

  • BAME support workshops
  • Mental health awareness in education
  • ASIST (suicide prevention)
  • Suicide Responders
  • Suicide prevention for GPs and consulting staff
  • Complex bereavevement support
  • Personality Disorder awareness
  • Blue Light training

We can also create bespoke courses and talks for organisations and individuals - get in touch to register your interest or talk to our team about the right training for you.

For further information on any of our courses, to speak with a trainer or to request specific content, please complete the short form below and a member of the team will be in touch.

Great Yarmouth Office

28-31 Deneside
Great Yarmouth
NR30 3AX
Tel: 0300 330 5488


Norwich Office

50 Sale Road
Tel: 0300 330 5488

King's Lynn Office

Saunders Yard
King's Lynn
PE30 1PH
Tel: 0300 330 5488

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