The Trust is offering front line staff in Calderdale the chance to ‘make every contact count’ with a number of free training sessions.
The ‘Making Every Contact Count – Healthy Chats’ sessions will be held at Dean Clough, F Mill in Halifax throughout February and March. They are free to attend and include both morning and afternoon sessions, which last approximately 2 hours.
The training is an opportunity for people who interact with the public in their roles to increase their knowledge of public health issues in Calderdale.
Kayleigh Loffhagen, who works in the Trust’s health improvement service said: “The Making Every Contact Count sessions will also help attendees to boost their confidence to address health and lifestyle issues through conversations with clients, customers and members of the public, and offer advice on how to begin, direct and end a ‘healthy chat’.
“Guidance will also be provided on how to signpost clients to lifestyle support services in the Calderdale area.”
The Trust provides mental health, learning disability, health improvement and substance misuse services in Calderdale.
The Trust’s Calderdale health improvement service, which is delivering the sessions, also provides free information and advice to help improve overall wellbeing. Their services include support to lose weight, be more active and quit smoking.
To book your place or to enquire about organising a free session at your place of work, email Kayleigh Loffhagen or call 01422 281562.