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New Mental Wellbeing Training Platform launched in Bradford

July 2021

The Living Well Mental Health and Wellbeing Training Platform has been launched by The Cellar Trust, in collaboration with Living Well and a network of training providers from voluntary, community, and public sector organisations across Bradford district.


This training platform has been created to support the development of mental wellbeing knowledge and skills within the Bradford district workforce and to improve the mental health of its citizens.  The platform provides access to a wide range of mental health and wellbeing training, hosting a variety of free e-learning modules and webinars. These modules lead to a range of resources, designed to support mental health and wellbeing in the district.

Mental wellbeing has been at the forefront in recent months due to the effects of the pandemic and subsequent restrictions.  Peoples’ experiences during this time have raised an awareness of the need for mental health services and provision, especially amongst staff working on the front line.  People who already struggle with their mental health have also reported feeling increased levels of mental distress and isolation.  The Cellar Trust has continued to work with clients remotely and, when possible, face to face, to support people during this time and the digital training platform will now enhance this support.

This new training platform provides access to free courses covering; mental health awareness, the causes of low mood, improving sleep, suicide awareness and understanding the effects of stress. It links to a range of further resources, so that those who need help with their mental health can access support quickly and easily.

Kim Shutler, CEO at the Cellar Trust, said: “In light of the year we have all had, there has never been a better time to offer an online platform for mental health and wellbeing training. These valuable courses can be taken by individuals really struggling with their mental health in the safety and privacy of their own homes and can have a significant impact on their wellbeing. Here at the Cellar Trust and alongside Living Well and our partners in the District, we are delighted to be able to offer such a valuable service”.

Rose Dunlop, Public Health Consultant at Living Well said: “We are delighted to work with The Cellar Trust to provide this training platform. It’s really important that we address the mental wellbeing needs of people in our district, especially after the pandemic and we are really pleased to be able to offer these new free training courses”.

People experiencing problems with the mental health and wellbeing can access the site at livingwell.training