We Can Talk is a highly interactive one day training taught by hospital and mental health experts alongside a young advisor. The training enables hospital staff to recognise the important role they are already playing in supporting the emotional and mental health of young people and builds on these existing skills. The We Can Talk project works with acute hospitals and their linked mental health providers to embed the training in their organisations.
In order to support our one-day face-to-face training we have co-produced a brand new online learning tool.
Fundamentals of Compassionate Care
The We Can Talk fundamentals of compassionate care online training tool is a short, free of charge, online training designed to improve staff knowledge and confidence when supporting young people attending hospital due to their mental health. Like We Can Talk‘s nationally recognised one-day face-to-face training, this learning tool has been co-designed with young advisors (young people aged 18-25 with experience of presenting to hospital in a mental health crisis), hospital staff and mental health experts. Uniquely, all the video content in this online training was written, filmed and delivered by young advisors working remotely. The online training tool takes less than an hour to complete.