Our Mental Health and Wellbeing Training

For your business, college, school, university or community organisation.

“The Mental Health First Aid training which was delivered to 16 of our employees who are really passionate about supporting their colleagues across the business was fantastic. They now feel more educated and confident to support people and signpost them to support from both inside and outside the Company”
– Northumbria Water Limited

Our Mental Health and Wellbeing Training

For your business, college, school, university or community organisation.

“Thank you for providing the training courses we have as a company recently attended. The courses have given us more understanding and confidence in dealing with situations and most importantly how we can help, provide support, guidance and assistance to individuals.”
– Hays Travel

Our Mental Health and Wellbeing Training

For your business, college, school, university or community organisation.

“I found this to be one of the best training sessions I have ever attended (anywhere) and it has certainly given me a much better understanding of self-harm and what it is (and is not).”
– Sunderland Samaritans

Training with Washington Mind

Washington Mind are able to deliver a range of training courses that will fit with the needs of all levels of your organisation.

We firmly believe, as evidenced in recent research and good practice guidance, that developing a mentally health workplace involves a whole organisational approach.

The range of mental health courses that we offer are therefore designed to suit the roles and responsibilities of different people within your organisation.



A Whole Organisational Approach

Understaning mental health and wellbeing by creating a cultural change throughout your organisation through Wellbeing Training for staff

Increase Mental Health Awareness for your whole organisation

Manage and promote mental health and wellbeing in your teams

Develop essential skills for managers, supervisors, HR, occupational health and health advocates.

Intervene and offer support

Learn in depth knowledge and skills to enable staff to support each other, customers and service users.

Why choose Washington Mind

Knowledge, Experience and Expertise

Not all training is the same. For over 20 years Washington Mind have been developing and delivering training. We use the knowledge, experience and expertise of our service users, staff team and the wider mental health community to develop and deliver training packages that meet the needs of businesses, educational settings and organisations

Highly qualified and experienced staff and lived experience co-production

Developing our training from the view point of those who have experienced mental health issues allows a unique insight into how people have disclosed their mental health issues and the benefits of timely support.
All of our trainers have years of experience in mental health as well as training. This includes mental health advocacy, mental health social work, psychology and teacher training.

A local knowledge of services and resources

All of our training includes signposting information based on direct knowledge and use of local and national services and resources.

Over the last 5 years alone, we have trained over 7,000 people

Over the last 5 years alone, we have trained over 7,000 people in:

  • 1 in 4 Mental Health Awareness
  • Resilience and coping with stress
  • A LIFE Worth Living suicide prevention + intervention
  • Understanding Self-Harm
  • Mental Health First Aid (both one and two day courses)
  • Listening Skills
Interactive and enjoyable sessions

All of our courses are delivered in an interactive, experiential and supportive way so participants can learn in a memorable, useful way and focus on what they can do to support others and themselves.

Evidence based

Everything we deliver is based on current good practice and grounded in a sound evidence base.

Charitable Status

Washington Mind’s mission is to work in partnership with our community to promote recovery and improve mental health and wellbeing. All of our income is used to further provide services, raise awareness and support local people in the North East.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

We can also provide bespoke courses that are adapted to your individual training needs.

Please contact us on: 0191 417 8043 or: training@washingtonmind.org.uk to discuss.

Did you know?

We also provide service level agreements delivering a quality counselling service for business and organistaions across the North East and support the devlopment of policies and procedures.

Our training has already been successfully delivered to several organisations across the region, including:

Get in touch now

Want to know more about our training courses or need information about how to access them? Use the form below to get in touch…

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Booking and Cancellation Policy

Whilst there is no payment taken at the time of booking your fully funded space via our online booking system Washington Mind reserves the right to charge a £50.00 fee as agreed with funders for the following:

  • Cancellation of attendance within 0 - 7 days before the training session
  • None attendance on the day of the training session ( DNA)
  • None completion of all sessions that apply to delivery of the course in full.
  • An alternative delegate may be substituted by an organisation without charge for the whole course. Delegates can NOT be substituted partway through the training course.
  • The delegate is aware that Washington Mind’s mental health training programme covers emotive subjects such as suicide, self-harm, death and dying.
  • By submitting the booking form, the delegate agrees to the dates, times and the subsequent charge referenced
  • The delegate must be able to attend the training session in FULL
  • Washington Mind reserve the right to cancel a training session for operational reasons at any time
  • Please contact Washington Mind if you wish to discuss or clarify anything further before making a booking

How we use your information

We take your privacy seriously and promise to never sell your data. You can find out more about your rights, how we use your personal information and how we keep your details safe and secure by reading our Privacy Policy. For more information, to update your choices or to stop us sending you updates contact jemma@washingtonmind.org.uk or 0191 4178043

Data is stored on our secured servers; these systems are only accessible to Washington Mind and authorised third party support personnel. If we retain a hardcopy of your information, it will be kept in a secure place

By opting in to be contacted by email and telephone, you are consenting to Washington Mind contacting you in regards to cancellation of training, feedback on our training or to let you know about any other training opportunities that you may be interested in.

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