Voluntary Sector Workshops in March

With new years come and gone, we’re looking to the future to plan out our Voluntary Sector Workshops for the rest of the year and we’re excited to announce our dates for March. This free training is for all community sector volunteers and staff alike, to boost knowledge, understanding and self-resilience in their own mental health.

Wednesday 16th March: 10am-12pm  [Online @ Microsoft Teams]
Understanding Common Mental Health Problems
Compass’ Common Mental Health Workshops will examine and explore how we approach basic common mental health problems and we how we look to treat these disorders within the community.
Recovery Workers Ashley Hitchman and Mark Dibben both with lived experience of mental health problems, will discuss and explore many of the common issues that we all face – anxiety, depression, stress, and more. As a group we’ll work on removing the stigmatisation around how we deal with mental health, how we’re able to increase our confidence in supporting people who are experiencing distress and increase awareness of how to support your own wellbeing and the wellbeing of others.

Wednesday 30th March: 10am-11:30am [Online @ Microsoft Teams]
Understanding Psychosis and Hearing Voices

The experience of psychosis, for example hearing voices or experiencing altered perception, it is surprisingly common. Being diagnosed with psychosis can be frightening and life changing event. There are lots of misconceptions and stigma regarding psychosis which can make coming to terms with it even harder. The workshop will work with the voice hearers’ experience and focus on understanding the experience. Can include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and Schizoaffective disorder. Will discuss warning signs and recognising relapse.

If you are interested in attending either of the above workshops please use our sign up form below:
Voluntary Sector Registration Form

We would like to continue developing this training based on the needs and interests of the voluntary and community sector. If you have any experiences or interests we can help with please contact Ashley at Ashley.Hitchman@reading.gov.uk to discuss future opportunities.