Expressions of Interest Call

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and Health Education England (HEE) North are calling for primary and community care organisations across the North, to nominate individuals who can become Lead Trainers for a new Making Every Contact Count (MECC) for Mental Health training programme.

This project aims to support anyone who is not a mental health specialist by supplying high quality and evidence based mental health and wellbeing training that develops knowledge, skills and confidence to integrate relevant mental health messages and interventions into routine practice.

Examples of the target roles include administrative staff, clinical support staff, nurses, GPs, allied health professionals, registered pharmacy professionals, and Link Workers based at primary and community care settings.

We are looking for a group of experienced trainers who can lead the development a cascade training programme within their Integrated Care Systems or Sustainability (ICS) and Transformation Partnership (STP) area.

These Lead Trainers, will be individuals with robust experience, skills and knowledge, and whose current roles within local public sector organisations, relate to training delivery or workforce development for primary and community care services staff.

Individuals from the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector with connections to relevant organisations, workforces or settings would also be considered. For example, those currently delivering NHS commissioned services.

To recognise their support, we will provide a training grant of £1000 towards covering the time that each Lead Trainer will spend supporting the project.

From a professional development perspective, Lead Trainers will benefit from CDP points from an accredited training, RSPH membership and peer learning opportunities. Please read the EoI specification for further details.

To become a MECC for Mental Health Lead Trainer, you must have:
  • At least three years of experience supporting their competence in group facilitation and training.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good understanding of health behaviour change models and practices
  • Good understanding of mental health promotion
  • Good understanding of person-centred approaches
  • Good understanding of the Making Every Contact Count approach
  • Training or workforce development as part of your current role
  • Be based or working within a Northern STP/ICS area.
  • Support from their organisation to be released to meet the required commitments of this project. You will be required to provide a letter/email of support with your application.
  • Experience of working 1 to 1 with individuals, having conversations around behaviour change.

It is also desirable that Lead Trainers had completed and delivered a Making Every Contact Count (MECC) training programme.

Each Lead trainer must commit to an equivalent of 7 days of their time between December 2020 and November 2021

Organisations must provide a letter/email of support in PDF or Word format to their nominees and ask them to complete this form. The content of the letter must include why they are interested in the project and confirmation of support to their nominee's participation.

All expressions of interest must be submitted by 18th December 2020.

Please contact Nelly Araujo on 

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* 1. Please confirm you have read all the above information

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* 2. In order to complete this EoI you need to have a letter or email of support from your Manager or a Senior Manager at your organisation in PDF or Word format.  The letter needs to confirm that they have read the specification above and explain why this role would support your organisation and their work.  Do you have this?