The vision of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP) is to design and deliver a population mental wellbeing programme to complement the existing clinical pathways and to support the population of Greater Manchester to remain well for longer, and to return to wellness sooner. The GM-Connect 5 approach to mental health is therefore based on an understanding that while there will always be a need to treat mental illness clinically, this is not the sole approach.
The GM-Connect 5 approach includes building the knowledge and skills with a focus on VCSE workforce to understand the root causes of health and illness, and the wellbeing consequences of these. Frontline staff will be trained to better support and enable the people they already work with to understand and address factors affecting their mental wellbeing. By supporting people to develop insight into their own mental wellbeing, they will be able to take charge and take action themselves, to reduce prevalence of mental ill health, and promote and maintain better mental wellbeing.
The GMHSCP is seeking to commission a GM Connect5 training Hub which will enable and support the roll out, take up and cascade of Connect 5 training to the VCSE workforce across Greater Manchester. This roll out will be at a scale and pace not previously seen. The GM hub will work in partnership with a Connect5 hub for the North that is being commissioned by Health Education England. The two hubs will work in synergy on functions including quality assurance, CPD and developing resources such as action learning sets.
To find out more about GM-Connect 5 approach, the project brief and how to submit a bid, please click here to view the Invitation To Quote for the GM Connect5 training hub document.