Norfolk and Waveney Mind also run regular open courses for anyone who wants to lean more about mental health or how to support their own wellbeing. This includes both introductory and advanced courses in mental health awareness as well as course on specific mental health behaviours and conditions.

Our open training includes:
• Mindfulness • Talks • Webinars • Mental Health Awareness • Mental Health First Aid • Suicide Prevention

Looking after your Wellbeing

Norfolk and Waveney Mind's Training Team has developed a 1.5 hour workshop offering key information and understanding of how to look after yourself better during particularly stressful and challenging times.

Dates and Times
14th July - 3pm - 4pm

£25 - Concession £20

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Mental Health Awareness

This 3.5hr hour virtual training course introduces key concepts in mental health. It will develop your understanding of your own and others’ 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. 
It uses a framework of evidence-based research to help delegates understand how and why poor mental health arises, how to support others, and how to foster good mental health. 
The course includes the opportunity for discussions relevant to the current COVID19 pandemic, and its effect more widely on our mental health. 
The course is delivered live by an experienced trainer and will provide opportunity for delegates to work alongside one another through a series of specially designed activities.  


Dates and Times
18th June 1pm - 4:30pm
19th July 1pm - 4:30pm
10th November 1pm - 4:30pm
19th January 1pm - 4:30pm
8th March 1pm - 4:30pm

£70 - Concession £50

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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.
Covering topics such as Understanding Emotions, Managing Emotions, Developing your Emotional Intelligence and Developing your Social Intelligence. This course introduces attendees to a more positive and productive way of thinking, teaching them simple ways of controlling their emotions (particularly in difficult and stressful situations)


Dates and Times
24th June 1pm - 4:30pm
25th June 1pm - 4:30pm
7th February 1pm - 4:30pm

£70 - Concession £50
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Grief and Bereavement Support

This interactive Zoom training session will enable delegates to develop an understanding of what grief is and considers how aspects of being bereaved can make for complicated grief. Covering the importance of empathy over sympathy and how active listening is more important than ever when we can’t communicate face to face, the training aims for delegates to:

• Feel confident supporting those who have been bereaved
• Be able to use appropriate language
• Understand what may and may not be helpful
• Be able to signpost to other organisations who offer specialist support

The course fee covers a workbook which will become an invaluable guide to the models and theories of grief, how you can help a bereaved person now, as well as considering what ongoing support may be required and dispelling many of the myths around grief and grieving.


Dates and Times
1st November 2pm - 4pm
10th March 2pm - 4pm

£50 - Concession £40
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Youth Mental Health Awareness

This 1-day course takes a more in-depth look at the everyday challenges facing children and young people and the effect it can have on their Mental Health.

Along with a general overview of Mental Health and an understanding of Emotional Regulation, this course also covers topics specifically useful to individuals who support children and young people such as Adolescent Brain Development, Attachment Theory, Self-compassion and Creating Positive Relationships


Dates and Times
9th July 9.30am - 4.30pm
10th September 9.30am - 4.30pm
1st February 9.30am - 4.30pm

£90 - Concession £75
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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.

During the course, attendees are encouraged to discover how to find a balance within their own personal and professional lives and how in turn this can better enable them to support others.


Dates and Times
22nd June 9.30am - 1pm
30th November 1pm - 4:30pm

£70 - Concession £50
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Mental Health First Aid (Adult)
This two day online course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

• 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 


Dates and Times
Day 1 - 14th
Day 2 - 20th

Day 1 - 11th
Day 2 - 18th

Day 1 - 11th
Day 2 - 18th

​£200 - Concessions £165
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Mental Health First Aid (Youth)

One in ten young people experience a mental health issue at any one time. Suicide is the leading cause of death for those aged 5-19. 
In an average group of 30 15-year-olds: 

• Seven are likely to have been bullied 
• Six may be self-harming 
• One could have experienced the death of a parent 

Record levels of young people are struggling. Academic pressure, social media, bullying, poverty, lack of availability of professional mental health support, the effects of the pandemic – all have been named by various sources as contributing to this epidemic of poor mental health in our young people. 
It’s clear that young people are not getting the support they need. Key figures in a young person’s life – parents, family members, teachers, tutors, carers, youth workers – can often spot when a young person is struggling but may not know how best to help. 
This online course qualifies people as Youth Mental Health First Aiders, giving them:

• An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing 
• Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues  
• Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress 
• Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening  
• Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s through self-help sites, their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix – engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate 
• Ability to support a young person with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive 
• Tools to look after their own mental wellbeing  

Dates and Times
Autumn 2021 - Please enquire
2022 Dates - Please enquire


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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

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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