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Mentoring Training | Supporting the mental health of colleagues and volunteers

16th March at 1:30 pm - 4:45 pm

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The current climate has bought mental heath to the forefront of the nation’s attention and now more than ever it is vital that we prioritise the mental wellbeing of ourselves and those around us.

People living, working, and volunteering within the rare disease community encounter challenging situations everyday and in order for them to be the best representatives of their rare conditions it is important that their mental health is supported.

Patient group leaders play a crucial role in uplifting the health and wellbeing of colleagues and volunteers within their rare community, however, when it comes to mental health it is not always obvious how best to aid someone.

For this reason, we are putting on virtual training which will allow attendees to understand and be able to identify potential mental health issues. The training will provide practical tools and guidance for supporting colleagues and volunteers. 

What will be covered? 

The session will be run by an expert trainer from the mental health charity Mind. By the end of the training attendees should have a deeper understanding of:

  • Mental health and the various problems that might affect colleagues, employees, and volunteers
  • Being confident in holding supportive conversations
  • The different types of support available
  • How to look after themselves whilst supporting others

The session will take place via Zoom and will last for around 3 hours and 15 minutes with a break in the middle.

The event is open to everyone taking part in this year’s mentoring programme, however as spaces are limited we will be prioritising places for mentees.

To register for the event, please contact [email protected].

With thanks to our funders


16th March
1:30 pm - 4:45 pm
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