Mental health is just as important as physical health to our wellbeing. But nurturing a positive mind isn’t always easy when we all face difficulties and issues in our daily lives. Stress, anxiety and even depression are common ailments. It’s important to control these feelings and not get overwhelmed.

That’s sometimes easier said than done though - a reported one in four people suffer from a mental illness in their lives. Thankfully, good support and reliable information is available and can change your life.

The mental health charity, MIND, is a charity with over 60 years of providing help and advice to people suffering from mental health issues. Through their campaigns, including government lobbying, their work has helped change the perception around this illness. They help provide access to information and advice that has already touched millions of people.

Carbon Retreat is hosting two of MIND’s workshops over different dates starting in March this year:

> Mental Health and First Aid Training
> Managing Stress at Work and in Your Life

They’re suitable for individuals and groups and we have a number of dates confirmed already up to May 2020. The workshops vary in length from half-a-day to two days. You’ll learn a range of techniques which can help you cope with your own issues and also help you to recognise symptoms and advise others who may be suffering.

Our luxurious, comfortable and secluded location means you can truly get away from everyday life and immerse yourself in these courses. The tools you’ll learn will help you to take a proactive approach to managing mental health at home and at work.

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health, how to assist someone who may be experiencing mental illness and provide help on a first aid basis, while effectively guiding someone towards the right support services.

This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Public Health and all of the trainers have completed the MHFA England Instructor Training programme. The course is split up into four manageable chunks:

> Suicide and Depression
> Anxiety Disorders
> Psychosis (including Schizophrenia)
> Bipolar

Due to the sensitive nature of some of the subjects, places are limited to 16 people and everyone can opt out of any activity they’re not comfortable with. A small group also means the trainers can give every participant the necessary time and support they need through their learning.

This workshop is available as a 1-day or 2-day course, with prices starting at £200 per person. All refreshments are included, along with access to our stunning grounds.

Managing Stress at Work and in Your Life is a four-hour course helping you to understand why you get stressed or find life tough going. You’ll learn effective techniques to help you make the changes you want. Discover how to get that ‘zing’ for life back again!

This workshop is designed for a minimum of six participants, up to a maximum of 12. The price is just £150 per person.

We have full details for both these workshops, including booking form, on the Wellbeing section of our website. Whether as an individual, a group of friends or work colleagues, these courses will teach you simple yet highly effective techniques to help yourself, or others, deal better with mental health issues.


Visit our Wellbeing section for the full list of MIND workshops we’re hosting at Chantry House, starting on the 4th of March.

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Find out more about MIND on their website.



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