Free mental health & suicide prevention e-learning Click the dropdown headings for details of free, online training sessions and modules. Free mental health & wellbeing e-learning Living Life to the Full This site offers free, online, life-skills courses. The courses, which are based on cognitive behavioural therapy, aim to help people manage issues such as stress, worry or low mood. In response to the outbreak of COVID-19 Living Life to the Full (LLTTF) is offering additional online training and resources free until June 2020. These include courses for adults and young people (under 16). Free booklets and a range of worksheets can also be downloaded from the site.Visit LLTTF’s websiteVisit LLTTF’s website for young people MindEd The MindEd website provides free e-learning resources on mental health and wellbeing. The e-learning is aimed at the general public, volunteers and professionals. The resources for families focus on children, young people and older people. The site aims to help people understand what problems can occur, what self-help approaches might work and what support is available. Visit MindEd for Families’ webpages In May 2020 a new public mental health e-learning session was launched. The session is aimed at people working in public health, primary care, secondary mental health, social care and commissioning. The module outlines the impact of mental health problems, mental wellbeing, and public health interventions. Visit MindEd for Professionals' webpages The Open University The Open University offers a number of free, online courses relating to mental health and wellbeing. These range from introductory to advanced and take between two and eighteen hours to complete. Some of the courses have a particular target audience, others would be relevant to a wide range of people. A number of the mental health and wellbeing courses with a self-help, or public health focus are listed below: Challenging Ideas in Mental HealthExercise and Mental Health Mindfulness in Mental Health and Prison Settings Panic Attacks, what they are and what to do about them Public Health and Mental Health Promotion Supporting Children and Young People’s Wellbeing Work and Mental Health Youth Connect 5 The online Youth Connect 5 course is made up of five, two-hour sessions, which take place over five days. The course is aimed at parents and carers and is free. The purpose of Youth Connect 5, is to enable families to develop resilience. Youth Connect 5 covers: Understanding children and young people’s mental health Understanding wellbeing Understanding why we feel the way we do (emotions) Life skills and problem-solving Merseyside Youth Association delivers the course as an interactive webinar event, using Zoom. To register your interest in the online Youth Connect 5 course click here. Free suicide prevention e-learning Let's Talk (20 mins) "Let's Talk" is a free, online suicide prevention training session, aimed at everyone, including the general public. The "Let's Talk" session was developed by the Zero Suicide Alliance, a collaborative of NHS Trusts, businesses and individuals committed to suicide prevention. The training covers the key issues, offers practical guidance, and takes about 20 minutes. The "Let's Talk" session aims to: enable people to identify when someone is displaying suicidal thoughts or behaviour build people's confidence to speak out in a supportive way empower people to signpost others to appropriate services or support Accessing the training To access the "Let's Talk" session go to the Zero Suicide Alliance website and click the link "Take our FREE suicide prevention training". You can then complete the training online. Mental health support and advice in WarringtonAs "Let's Talk" is national, it doesn’t cover details of Warrington’s mental health support services, but you can find information about how to access local support services by clicking one of the blue age related buttons above, then looking under the dark heading "information and support". Alternatively, click I need urgent help, for details of how to get support if someone can't cope and needs help right now. We Need to Talk About Suicide (60-90 mins) "We Need to Talk About Suicide" is aimed at administrative and support staff, people working in public health or health promotion roles, and anyone who works with the public. This free, online session was developed by Public Health England, in collaboration with people who have attempted to take their own lives and those bereaved or affected by suicide. "We Need to Talk About Suicide" aims to: reduce the stigma associated with suicide make people aware of possible signs of mental health problems increase people's confidence to approach someone they're concerned about; and to have a conversation about suicide help people understand that by asking someone how they are, talking about suicide and listening, they can make a real difference The training takes between 60 and 90 minutes to complete. Accessing the trainingThe ways you can access "We Need to Talk About Suicide", are outlined below: Open access: The training is available to anyone through this link, however this version of the session won't save your progress or track your learning activity. Access via e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) Hub:If you login your account on the e-LfH Hub, or if you register for an account, then a record of your learning will be saved. If you don’t have an account, then you can still complete the session, but no record will be saved. Access via ESR: If you work for an NHS Trust that uses ESR for e-learning, then you can access the session through the ESR NLMS portal. When you login to NLMS you'll need to enrol the session. Mental health support and advice in WarringtonAs this online session is national, it doesn’t cover details of Warrington’s mental health support services, but you can find information about how to access local support services by clicking one of the blue age related buttons above, then looking under the dark heading "information and support". Alternatively, click I need urgent help, for details of how to get support if someone can't cope and needs help right now.