TRAINING & EDUCATION
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:
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
TOOLS TO:TALK - TRAINING
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.
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL SOCIETY
TOOLS TO:TALK Quickfire Series
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 .