We are very happy to announce that Liverpool City Council’s cabinet and senior leadership — which includes the Mayor and CEO — have been trained in mental health response through our Ambassador of Hope training programme.
The programme is a fully accredited 20 minute training programme which provides training to staff on how to help those who require mental health assistance within the workplace and beyond.
It gives staff a better understanding of mental health and advice on providing signposting to those who need help via the Hub of Hope app. It also provides information on how to deal with a mental health crisis.
Joe Anderson, Liverpool’s Mayor, said: “It is really important to me that our senior team have an understanding and appreciation of mental health issues. They found it to be an extremely powerful, thought-provoking and valuable training session which will be of great value to them in their work. It is an excellent programme which is extremely worthwhile.”
Jake Mills, founder of Chasing the Stigma, the Hub of Hope and Ambassador of Hope training programme, said: “Our charity has received continued support from Liverpool City Council since its inception five years ago, and we are thrilled that the senior leadership team and cabinet decided to undergo our training so they are prepared to offer help to those who need it when it comes to a mental health crisis.”
“The training that the Mayor, CEO and other senior figures have received has equipped them to engage with other members of staff and the public, signposting them to the most relevant services and help. This sets a great example across the city and we are excited for our training to be rolled out further within the council later in the year.”
Would you like your organisation to be trained through our Ambassador of Hope programme? For more details, get in touch to discuss how we can equip your staff with the skills to offer hope and help to those who need it.