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City of Culture offers 100 free spaces for online mental health masterclass

31 March 2020

Coventry City of Culture Trust is providing 100 free spaces on a mental health masterclass for those who are self-isolating and working from home during the coronavirus crisis. The remote masterclass is run by Coventry-based training provider PET-Xi.

The sessions will take place on the 6th and 10th April from 10am, with 50 free spaces each day. The masterclass will feature advice and training on how to look after one’s own mental health as well as provide support for others who may be suffering under the current social distancing measures.

The masterclass is broken down into eight different topics which are planned as follows:
10.00 Welcome and check in.
10.15 Understand mental health and wellbeing.
11.00 Understand how mental ill health affects the experience of individuals.
11.30 Understand ways to self-manage own wellbeing.
12.00 Identify sources of guidance and support for mental health.
BREAK
13.00 Self-motivation and time management.
13.30 Understand ways to self-manage own mental health and self-awareness.
14.00 Outline strategies to manage own mental health.
14.30 Resilience during difficult times – importance of fresh air, exercise and interacting with family and friends through other means than face to face.

According to the mental health charity Mind, approximately one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in the space of a year. Mental health issues can often be made worse when isolation occurs and socialising with friends and family is not an option, this is why it is so important that people can learn how to make sure they are taking care of their mental health as well as they can, and that employers or managers understand what they can do to support staff.

To book a space on either the 6th or 10th April contact Leia Welland from PET-Xi at lwelland@pet-xi.co.uk.
Spaces will be given on a first come first served basis.

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