Managing Mental Health in your Organisation

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Thursday 20 July 10:00 – 13:30 at the VAC offices, Hall Street, Halifax.

This half day session will look at managing your mental health in your organisation: identifying problems and finding coping mechanisms that could help. We’ll hear from a Healthy Minds volunteer with personal experience of managing a mental health condition at work, and explore a range of strategies with a view to identifying which might suit us best as individuals.

We will also look at mental health in the wider workplace: how might we realise that someone we work with is struggling with their mental health, and how might we respond and support them, including looking at local services.

– Learners become more confident in identifying mental health issues

– Learners are better informed and have more confidence in how to respond

This session is for voluntary community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations who would like to find out more about managing mental health in their organisation.

For more information call 01422 348777 or email 

Understanding How the Local NHS Works – VAC Training

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This session on Friday 23 June 10am – 12pm will describe the national landscape and local responsibilities for commissioning and providing NHS services.


Participants will gain an understanding of how the NHS fits together and who has responsibility for providing specific local services.  The purpose of this session is to provide an overarching understanding of a complicated system and provide a who’s who and who does what within the local NHS.

Who is this session aimed at?

The session, to be held at VAC, 8B Hall St, Halifax HX1 5AY, will be useful for Engagement Champions and voluntary community and social enterprise (VCSE) groups who want to provide local services in partnership with the NHS.  It would also be useful to those who just want to understand how the NHS fits together.

Costs range from £30 to £80 depending upon the structure of your organisation. The course is booked online at but for further information email the training administrator at  or call 01422 348777.


Free Quality for Health Course at VAC

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Quality For Health® is a quality assurance system developed by VAC specifically to support Voluntary and Community sector groups and organisations delivering local health services – and their funders – to clearly identify the difference they are making to their users through quality service delivery.

VAC will be running a FREE training session ‘An Introduction to Quality for Health’ on Jun 6 between 10:00 and 12:30. This session is aimed at organisations delivering health and health related services who want to find out more about the Quality For Health® quality assurance system. It will be held at their offices in Hall Street, Halifax. Further details can be found at If you have any problems accessing the training via their website, please contact the training administrator on: or by phoning 01422 348777.