AROUND YOUR MIND EVENT | MAY 2021

PART OF MENTAL FITNESS MONTH

TRAINING & EDUCATION

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

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UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL SOCIETY 

TOOLS TO:TALK About Series

An exciting, exclusive opportunity to join one of our teams in charge of developing our new 'TOOLS TO:TALK About' series of training sessions!

 

These training sessions will explore a number of different themes linked to our mental fitness. They aim to give members of the community a range of tools, language and more confidence when supporting each other. They also help us better understand ourselves and build mental fitness leading to individuals better placed to navigate challenges they face and seize opportunities with which they are presented. 

 

At the heart of TOOLS TO:TALK is providing an opportunity for those with personal experience to educate their peers. Our sessions are developed with input from a wide range of people, including those with lived experience, experts and other passionate people. Your role will involve working with 3-4 others to follow our session design process, researching the topic, exploring your ideas and producing a valuable session and associated resources. Whilst your session development team will be led by one of the PROJECT:TALK team, there will be plenty of freedom to influence the direction of the training session and explore what you personally feel is really important. 

 

Session topics are as follows (exact topic too be decided by you!)

 

  • TOOLS TO:TALK About Anxiety

  • TOOLS TO:TALK About LGBTQIA+

  • TOOLS TO:TALK About Addiction

  • TOOLS TO:TALK About Grief and Loss

  • TOOLS TO:TALK About Eating Disorders

 

You'll become an expert in your session and hopefully see it delivered across the PROJECT:TALK community by your team and our Mental Fitness Instructors. You'll gain valuable skills whilst working with a passionate team to connect with the community as part of our mission to change the way we view mental health by pioneering mental fitness.

 

Time frame: Now until around May (approx. 2 hours per week), depending on how quickly your team work.

 

To apply, you must be a member of our PROJECT:TALK Bristol Society. To sign up for free or our premium membership, click:

 

 

 

 

Application link

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WHAT WE DO

TOOLS TO: TALK provide a range of training sessions designed to provide community members with the tools, language, and confidence to have supportive and effective conversations about mental health.

 

We recognise that mentally fit communities require proactive and well-resourced individuals who can enable conversations and spread awareness of mental health. Conversation can have the ability to dramatically improve lives, and in many cases, conversation can save lives.

PEER SUPPORT SCHEME

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PEER SUPPORT SCHEME

INTERESTED IN SETTING UP A PEER SUPPORT SCHEME AT YOUR UNIVERSITY?

Setup your own peer support scheme with guidance from PROJECT:TALK, simply contact sam@projecttalk.org.uk to find out more!

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COURSE INFO

 

We have a range of training packages made for:


Doctors in training 
Student groups
Businesses
 The wider community

At the centre of our philosophy is the
recognition that we all have mental health, therefore, we all have the ability to talk about mental health.

COURSE INFO

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OUR INSTRUCTORS

 

TOOLS TO:TALK sessions combine input from mental health experts, those with lived experience ofmental illness, and other incredible people. 

OUR INSTRUCTORS

NEW EVENTS

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UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL SOCIETY 

TOOLS TO:TALK Quickfire Series

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A Quick-Fire Session event focusing on Speak Up organised by TOOLS TO:TALK.

 

The event is FREE & accessible to all society members! 

Hi, I'm Alice, the president of Speak Up, the public speaking society for people who don't like the spotlight! I founded the society this academic year because public speaking used to make me really anxious and lowered my self-confidence a lot. In my first year at university, I struggled to engage in seminar discussions and didn't engage much in societies because the thought of public speaking made me so anxious, which in turn lowered my self-esteem. But then I learnt that speaking up can be so empowering and actually be used as a tool to boost confidence! Since launching Speak Up, I've learnt how to project my voice with confidence, and actually use public speaking as a tool to help my confidence and self-esteem grow. It is now no longer a source of intense anxiety for me, and I want to share this with others. I want to teach people that public speaking can be used as a tool to improve self-esteem and mental health, rather than crush it. 20.03.21 at 5pm.

 

Booking your place:

These training sessions are FREE to PROJECT:TALK Bristol Society Members - simple click 'Book Here' below .

TOOLS TO:TALK - TRAINING

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Mental Fitness Training Part I - 18.02.21 17.30 -19.00pm

 

Will cover THE TALK content from our booklet, will provide an opportunity to start feeling comfortable when talking about mental fitness and mental health. We will discuss what is mental health, how does stress affect it and how can we change the narration of stigma around mental health.

 

Mental Fitness Training Part II - 27.02.21 10.00am -12.00pm

 

In collaboration with Speak Up, a society that aims to help people feel comfortable with public speaking. Will cover THE TOOLKIT content of our booklet. During this part we will discuss which steps to follow when you find yourself talking about mental fitness, either your own or someone else’s, and how to behave in an acute situation. We will be using knowledge from the first session and learn skills on how to approach what sometimes may be difficult conversations. Speak Up will help us put it all in practice and will share some useful lessons on how to feel more comfortable talking about mental fitness which can be hard due to many reasons, including personal experience.

 

Booking your place:

These training sessions are FREE to PROJECT:TALK Bristol Society PREMIUM Members - simple click 'Book Here' below .

For PROJECT:TALK Bristol Society ESSENTIAL Members  or other attendees we kindly ask for a £2 donation, to get your ticket:

1) Click donate to follow through on to our donate page

2) Then click 'Book Here' to confirm your place

A Zoom Meeting link will be emailed ahead of the session. 

PREVIOUS EVENTS

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A Quick-Fire Session event focusing on Type 1 Diabetes organised by TOOLS TO:TALK, introducing Aashna Kaura Bali, the President of the new University of Bristol Type 1 Diabetes Society. 

 

The event is accessible to all society members! 

Hi everyone! My name is Aashna, I’m a second-year medical student and President of the new University of Bristol Type 1 Diabetes Society. I am really passionate about building a community between people living with a life-long condition that can so easily be isolating. Whilst healthcare for diabetes is mainly focused on managing physical health, there is a huge emotional and mental impact on people living with or caring for someone with diabetes. Burnout, frustration, and mental health disorders are more likely to develop in people with diabetes and cyclically, these issues impact blood sugar management. Combatting the misconceptions around diabetes and raising awareness of these issues are essential.

 

Booking your place:

These training sessions are FREE to PROJECT:TALK Bristol Society Members - simple click 'Book Here' below .