Building Skills & Knowledge

We run a number of free courses to help build skills and confidence over the year, delivered by our qualified and friendly Manchester Mind trainers

About our free training

Currently we are offering free zoom training in a supportive environment for Manchester residents and organisations

Current courses (March – June 2022)

Please click on the course titles to find out more, check when the course is running and book your place.


Mental Health Awareness (3 hours)

  • Challenge mental health myths and stereotypes
  • Increase understanding of mental health issues and the impact they have on a person’s life
  • How to support someone who is feeling suicidal
  • Increase knowledge and confidence when supporting people with mental health issues

How to support someone who is feeling suicidal (2.5 hours)

  • What are suicidal feelings and who is more at risk?
  • How can I help someone with suicidal feelings?
  • What should I do if someone discloses to me that they are suicidal?
  • What’s a support plan?
  • How can I support myself?

This course is delivered in a very supportive environment and our trainer will be available after the course to offer any further guidance or support.

Assertiveness and Confidence (2 x 2.5-hour sessions)

  • Guidance in overcoming anxiety and building resilience in difficult situations
  • Improving personal boundaries
  • Learning different assertive techniques to apply to everyday situation

Building resilience and emotional wellbeing course (2 x 2.5-hour sessions)

  • Recognising our current levels of resilience and emotional wellbeing
  • Improving our personal ‘tool kit’ to increase our resilience and wellbeing
  • Tools that help including CBT and mindfulness

More information

To find out the current course schedules and for more information about the free community training we offer please see our event calendar, click on the link titles above to book your place directly, or call 0161 769 5732 or email us.

Important note

Due to funding restrictions we can only accept applications from people living in the city of Manchester, i.e. those with postcodes beginning ‘M’ followed by 1, 2, 3 (Manchester not Salford), 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 (Manchester not Trafford), 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 40 or 90.

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On Monday 19 September, Manchester Mind will be observing the national day of mourning to mark the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

Our services and telephone lines will not be open on this date. We will be back on Tuesday 20 September with our phone lines open from 10:00am.

Urgent help and crisis support is available from these organisations.