July 13, 2023
By Hampshire FA Foundation

Fully funded places for: Hampshire FA volunteers or partners in the public or voluntary sector, with a PO or SO post code.

Please note, if you do not fit within the prerequisites above then we do offer subsidised places. If spaces are full and you would like to know
about other funded courses or have any questions at all – please contact the team at connect5@easthantsmind.org.

Secure your Connect 5 funded place via the links below!

Please note that each course will run over 3 sessions and you must be able to attend all 3 sessions.

Monday 11th, 18th and 25th September5.30pm – 8.30pm
(all dates)
Stoneham Football Complex, Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh, SO16 2PA*https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/669264396827 
Tuesday 10th, 17th and 24th October5.30pm – 8.30pm 
(all dates)
Friday 5th, 12th and 19th January9.30am – 1.30pm (all dates)Front Lawn Community Hub, Somborne Drive, Havant, PO9 5AN. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/669299170837

*Entry into Stoneham: Please register prior to entry at Stoneham. The site requires a QR code for entry into the venue
for safeguarding purposes. If you haven’t yet registered (been at Stoneham before), please click on this link and follow
the instructions to register an account to access the site.  

What Is Connect 5? 

Connect 5 is an evidence based course perfect for businesses, local authorities, organisations like charities, community groups as well
as individuals working in key settings. The Connect 5 course builds the capacity and capability of people to have more proactive and
supportive conversations about mental health, wellbeing and suicide.

Evidence shows the impact the training is having across the county, leading to:

  • better support for customers or clients,
  • better support for colleagues and promoting workplace wellbeing
  • better support family and friends particularly during the pandemic where more people have struggled than ever before.

The Connect 5 Course is delivered interactively by HEH experienced trainers on-line over 3 x 3hr sessions. Trainers currently have a 97% satisfaction rating.


More About Connect 5

Objectives of Connect 5 derive from national policy on mental health and behavioural research.
Using the framework of the Five Ways to Wellbeing and principles of cognitive behavioural theory, it aims to empower people to have
conversations about mental wellbeing. These conversations are intended to contribute towards promoting mental wellbeing, preventing
mental health deterioration and when necessary, identifying and taking appropriate action to address mental distress.

COURSE OVERVIEW:1. Connect 5 is a training program designed to equip individuals with the necessary skills and confidence to engage in empowering
conversations in both their professional and personal lives. Grounded in contemporary evidence, these conversations enable individuals
to take proactive steps towards enhancing mental health and overall well-being.

2. Connect 5 training enhances participants’ ability to actively promote and support mental well-being, both for themselves and others.
This training program empowers individuals to take a proactive approach in looking after mental well-being and equips them with the
necessary tools and knowledge
to do so effectively.

3. The course consists of three distinct modules, each lasting for three hours, delivered over 3 weeks.
These modules will be delivered online via zoom. The program is built on the fundamental principle of “Making Every Contact Count”

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