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What is We Can Talk?

We Can Talk  is education programme to increase the mental health knowledge, confidence and skills of hospital staff.

Is this going to cost me anything?

We Can Talk is currently funded nationally by NHS England. 

What training do you provide?

All We Can Talk training is co-designed and co-delivered by people with lived experience of presenting to hospital in mental health crisis, mental health experts and hospital staff.

If your Trust has joined the We Can Talk project, you can access the Core Curriculum. This is a one-day (six hour) training to give hospital staff the core skills, knowledge and confidence to improve the experience of people presenting to hospital due to their mental health. You can do this in manageable chunks online, you don’t have to sit at your computer for 6 hours in one go! 

How can we join?

We are currently looking for hospital sites to make a difference and join the programme in 2025. If you think your organisation would like to make the  experience of people in crisis better (and help staff feel more confident and competent) then get in touch. We are really keen to work across multiple organisations and geographic areas to maximise impact and sustainability. Find out more

How do I sign up?

Sign-up here

Do you have an educational framework for your training?

We Can Talk has co-produced with lived-experience advisors, hospital staff and mental health professionals an evidenced-based educational competency framework, which all our training is based on.

Do you work with ICS, ACPs, NGOs and other acronyms?

Absolutely! Your acronym need not prevent you from supporting the expansion of We Can Talk in your area. Contact us!

Do you deliver one-off training days for teams?

Not currently. We see We Can Talk as part of a process to create change and as a result we are looking to form relationships with organisations over months and years rather than one-off days.

Why an elephant?

We have to keep some secrets part of the family.

How do I find out more?

Don’t be shy! Contact us.