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.

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Mental Health Awareness

1 in 4 people will experience some form of mental distress during their lifetime.

During this current pandemic, that number is likely to increase.

That means you’re likely to know someone – a friend, family member or colleague – who is affected or to be affected yourself. 

The problem is there’s still a lot of stigma attached to mental health and people shy away from the issue. All too often when colleagues, friends or family are experiencing mental distress, they don’t feel comfortable talking about it.

This course will develop your understanding of mental health so that you feel confident in supporting people experiencing difficulty.



Online via Zoom


£70 (£50 concessions)

Upcoming dates

Monday, 16th November 3.30pm - 7pm
Monday, 14th December 1pm - 4.30pm


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Mental Health First Aid

This course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider.

Over four online sessions or two days of face-to-face training you will develop:

An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing

Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues

Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress

Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening

Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support - whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix

You must attend all sessions in order to complete the course and obtain your MHFA certificate



Online via Zoom, or face-to-face at The Wellbeing Centre, 15 Chapelfield East, Norwich NR2 1SF


£200 (concessions £165)

Upcoming dates

Zoom course
9th November 9.30am - 12pm
10th November 9.30am - 12pm
16th November 9.30am - 12pm and 1pm - 4pm

Face-to-face course
7th and 8th December 9.30am - 4.30pm 


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Learning Days: Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Suicidality

A joint venture between Norfolk and Waveney Mind, Change Grow Live and the NSFT.

Commissioned by Norfolk Public Health and delivered by Norfolk and Waveney Mind, this 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.

Over half of people in recent contact with mental health services who go on to die by suicide have a history of drug or alcohol misuse.

Indeed, the risk of suicide is up to eight times greater if the person is misusing alcohol, and the addition of drugs creates a deadly combination.

Taking place in a Covid-safe and thoroughly risk-assessed venue, the day offers the chance to rotate around a series of interesting and highly relevant workshops, and offers a rare chance to network with other colleagues and agencies (respecting social distancing, of course).


Upcoming dates and venues

30th October, 9.30am - 4.30pm
The King's Centre, Norwich
*Fully booked*

19th November, 9.30am - 4.30pm
The King's Centre, Great Yarmouth

4th December, 9.30am - 4.30pm
The King's Centre, Great Yarmouth

22 January, 9.30am - 4.30pm
South Norfolk (venue tbc)

26th February, 9.30am - 4.30pm
King's Lynn Town Hall

19th March, 9.30am - 4.30pm
The King's Centre, Norwich


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Wellbeing In A Time Of Crisis

Fear is a perfectly natural response to a disease outbreak.

But many people are experiencing additional worry and stress at this current time due to lockdown restrictions relating to isolation from work and colleagues, friends and loved ones.

As a direct response to the coronavirus pandemic, Norfolk and Waveney Mind’s Training Team has developed a 1.5 hour workshop: Wellbeing in time of crisis.

Upcoming dates

No dates currently available



Booking and information




" Such a fantastic training session. Learnt so much useful stuff, that I will absolutely do my best to apply.

Thank you! "




Suicide Prevention


This FREE course aims to increase confidence, knowledge and understanding of suicide and enable delegates to effectively support someone experiencing suicidal thoughts.

This course is sponsored by Norfolk County Council and is free to attend. It is aimed at those working in higher risk occupations and work place settings where they are more likely to encounter a person at risk of suicide.
Suicide is a difficult and emotive topic, so if you have any concerns about your ability to take part in the training please feel free to get in touch with the Training Team for an informal discussion.

Priority will be given to those working in higher risk occupations and work place settings where they are more likely to encounter a person at risk of suicide.

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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