Upcoming Events at Imagine Independence


The third Monday in January is Blue Monday. Post-Christmas melancholy has set in, and a combination of grey days and a swiftly dwindling pay packets have sent dopamine levels nose diving.

In partnership with Professional Liverpool, Imagine Independence are offering mental health and wellbeing sessions free of charge on Monday 20 January 2020 at our Head Office on the aptly-named Hope Street in Liverpool City Centre!

The event will be interactive and fun with a range of activities catering for all learning styles.


  • Session 1: Understand Mental Health & Improve your Wellbeing 10:30 - 12:30

A mental health and wellbeing session for individuals who want to adopt simple changes in the New Year to promote their mental health and wellbeing.

The workshop will cover the following:

  • What is mental health?
  • Challenging stigma around mental health
  • Mental health risk factors
  • Protective factors for good mental health
  • Tips to improve our own mental wellbeing
  • 5 Ways to Wellbeing


  • Session 2: Understanding and Improving Mental Health in the Workplace 14:00-16:00

This would set out the simple steps that employers can take to embed positive mental health into their workplaces. This will cover best practice in relation to policy and procedures for the SME sector in order to reduce sickness absence/presenteeism and promote resilience/wellbeing amongst employees.

The workshop will cover the following:

  • Understanding mental health
  • Challenging workplace stigma
  • Recognising warning signs and risk factors in the workplace
  • Understanding protective factors for our mental wellbeing
  • Best practice
  • Action planning for a better workplace

The sessions will last 2 hours, and will include a short film, group discussions, optional personal activities and a presentation. While the session will be fun and informative, sensitive and supportive, parts of the morning may cover difficult content for some people. To book a place go to:


Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. In the same way as learning physical first aid, MHFA teaches people how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health and feel confident to guide someone to appropriate support. Embedding MHFA training within any organisation or community also encourages people to talk more freely about mental health, reducing stigma and creating a more positive culture.

All our accredited MHFA England courses cover these areas in detail, giving you the confidence to support anyone who is having problems with mental ill health. It is especially useful to anyone supporting vulnerable people, or those responsible for wellbeing and welfare in the workplace or youth settings.

Forthcoming course dates:

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid 2 Day Course Dates - Mon 03 & Tues 10 February 2020; Mon 02 & Tues 03 March; Thurs 12 & Fri 13 March 2020
  • Adult 1 Day Mental Health Champions Course Dates - Fri 28 February 2020; Tues 24 March 2020
  • Adult 2 Day Mental Health First Aid Course Dates - Mon 02 & Tues 03 March 2020; Mon 27 & Tues 28 April 2020


You will find details of how to book a place here: course_dates___links_winter_spring_2020.pdf

For more information on our various courses go to: https://www.imagineindependence.org.uk/services/mental-health-first-aid-training/

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