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Training with us

What we offer:

Hello readers, a friendly welcome to our new, refreshed Virtual Training Offer. Here at Swindon and Gloucestershire Mind we can support your organisation and employees in these unprecedented times through our online training, which will maximise the mental health and wellbeing potential of your team and help identify problem areas, give tools to manage challenges and build resilience.

  • Adult Mental Health First Aid – Half Day
  • Adult Mental Health First Aid – One Day
  • Adult Mental Health First Aid – Two Day
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid – Two Day
  • Suicide Prevention Training
  • Workshops & Presentations
  • Schools Programme
  • Bespoke Training Packages

For more information on costs and course content please email training@sgmind.org.uk or call 01793 432031.  Upcoming courses are also on the events calendar.


Training with us

With the passion and drive of our trainers we believe we can work towards embedding mental health training in to every workforce and community in Swindon and Gloucestershire which helps us achieve our goal of raising awareness and reducing stigma.

Check out what people are saying about our training below!

Mindful Employers Network

This network is aimed at increasing awareness of mental health and wellbeing in your workplace or business and we welcome representatives of employers from all sectors.

The network sees an increase in attendance at events year on year concluding that mental health and well-being remains a top priority for employers.

The network has produced some memorable events and awareness sessions since its formation in February 2008.  Topics involving managing stress, resilience, bereavement, Asperger syndrome, employee engagement and absenteeism are among the many issues addressed at regular free meetings – which affords the opportunity for local businesses of various sectors and sizes to share experience and best practice. With generous support, the network meets at top class venues such as the Swindon Marriott, Jurys Inn Swindon and Nationwide House and is now viewed as one of the largest active business groups in Swindon.

A word from the MEN Chair:

Melanie Richens who is the independent volunteer Chair of the Mindful Employers Network feels that the issues of wellbeing and the association with business performance is catching the attention of many employers in the town.  “I am constantly surprised by the interest in this initiative. We used to get over 100 delegates at our annual conferences – now it is not uncommon to get that number at our regular meetings. It seems to me that regardless of which way the economy is heading – mental health and wellbeing policies are becoming entrenched in the management culture of very many employers locally. This is great news for employees, business success and the positive reputation of the town moving forward.”

Training feedback:

‘I would highly recommend this course to others. The trainer covered some highly sensitive & personal issues with great warmth, professionalism and awareness.’

‘The course was really informative and the way it was taught was engaging, interesting and enthralling. I learnt so much about mental health and also about myself.’

A fantastic course! The breadth + depth of the content was very useful. I feel empowered to help myself, family and others. Thank you!’

I really enjoyed the course, the content, the delivery and topics covered. The instructor was great, friendly, engaging and extremely knowledgeable – thank you!’


Events Calendar

Have a look at some of the Fundraising and events we have going on at the moment!