The coronavirus outbreak is an unprecedented time for everyone. Many people will find themselves supporting people in ways they wouldn't normally, and looking after our own and others' wellbeing is as important as ever.
As part of the public health response to COVID-19, we have been working to develop a virtual offer to build capacity in organisations supporting people’s wellbeing in response to the pandemic. The primary audience is colleagues in organisations (be they paid or voluntary) who, through new or existing roles, are providing support to the public (for example, those working on COVID helplines).
Having engaged with colleagues from the community/voluntary sector across Dorset, it is clear there a number of people in new roles in which they are providing support to the public. This support is typically a mix of the ‘practical’ and the ‘emotional’. The ‘helping people help others’ offer will support colleagues in handling the more emotional side of conversations.
The offer will comprise a mix of group training (60 minutes per module online using Zoom) and online materials/links to further resources.
We are also investigating whether we can produce recorded workshop sessions to be available online, on-demand.
You’ll be able to see scheduled training and book a place through Eventbrite.