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REACT MH Conversation Training

REACT Mental Health® conversation training

Now closed (March 2021)

Non-urgent advice: Closed

The second cohort has already commenced and further applications are no longer available

REACT Mental Health® conversation training: Empowering you to support the mental health and wellbeing of our NHS people

People with management, supervisory and supportive roles can have a significantly positive (or negative) impact on the mental wellbeing of the people in their teams and communities. Our aim is to equip NHS managers, supervisors and those with caring responsibilities for NHS people to confidently hold supportive and compassionate mental health and wellbeing conversations, during and beyond COVID-19.

The first cohort of REACT conversations was very well received, and as such a second cohort is due to launch in February/March 2021.  This cohort will be offered as a train the trainer model, in which organisations will nominate colleagues to complete the programme and share their training to embed the model across their organisation.  Applications for this model have now closed.  If your organisation wishes to submit a application for consideration, please email [email protected]

What you will learn: This short remote live training session will enable you to identify people in your team or community who may be struggling with their mental health, initiate a supportive wellbeing conversation, confidently hold the conversation using active listening skills, and signpost them to appropriate support. You will gain new knowledge and have a chance to put this into practice during the session. The training is underpinned by psychologically sound principles and the REACTMH technique comprising of: Recognise, Engage, Actively listen, Check risk, and Talk about specific actions. The REACTMH technique is well-established and has been delivered for the past three years to thousands of people across public and private sector organisations.

Who is it for: All managers, supervisors and those with caring responsibilities for NHS people, in clinical and non-clinical NHS services, across all our NHS, health and care organisations – in particular those working in areas exposed to high risk of stress, burnout and disadvantaged groups during COVID-19.

Delivered virtually: Sessions last up to 1 hour 15 minutes and are run remotely using virtual platform technology (Zoom).

Who delivers it: NHS England and NHS Improvement are working in partnership with March on Stress who are experts in managing stress and wellbeing during crisis situations to deliver this training.

How do I book: Make sure that you create / sign into your account and head over to the Event’s page to book a date and time that works for you

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