Catalyst East Anglia offers a range of workshops relating to professional and personal development which are available to individuals, businesses and organisations.
If you would like a workshop or course designed to suit your own organisation’s requirements please contact Beckie and she will be happy to discuss your needs with you. If you already have training sessions or packages designed, Beckie is happy to be approached to deliver these for you at your venue.

Understanding self-harm

This course will be of benefit to anyone who would like to increase their understanding of issues relating to self-harm, particularly those working in education, health, social, voluntary and youth services.

At the end of this 1-day workshop you will be able to:

  • Understand the self-harm/self-nurture continuum
  • Identify common motives and myths surrounding self-harm
  • List some helpful and unhelpful short and long term responses
  • List alternative ways of coping other than self harm
  • Be aware of professional help available
  • Recognise your own needs and ways to look after yourself when working with people who self-harm
“1 in 6 of us right now... I don’t believe it!”

(Mental Health Awareness – An Introduction)

This course will be of benefit to anyone who would like to have a basic understanding of mental health issues.

At the end of this half-day workshop you will be able to:

  • Explain why it is important to be aware of mental health issues
  • Define “mental health” and “mental health problems”
  • Understand the mental health continuum
  • List common signs and symptoms
  • Describe protective and risk factors
  • Identify what a “mental health crisis” might be
  • Provide examples of how to ask someone about self-harm and suicide
  • Be aware of professional help available

To find out more about the Mental Health First Aid 2-day course also offered click here”

Letting go of the inner critic and judge

This will be of benefit to anyone wanting to increase their self-awareness who can recognise they are self-critical and unkind to themselves.

At the end of this full-day workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify the self-critical inner dialogue you have with yourself
  • Explain the situations where this is most problematic
  • Notice the critical and judging messages you received in the past
  • Explain what a “reciprocal role” is
  • Recognise distorted thinking styles which maintain the messages
  • Choose to practice strategies to develop a more self-nurturing voice
Mind the Gap

This workshop will be of benefit to anyone who feels they need to take a step back and reflect on how they are looking after themselves, physically and emotionally. It will help people to identify steps they can take to feel healthier and happier in everyday life.

Incorporating the NEF’s 5 ways to wellbeing derived from the Foresight Report into Mental Capacity and Wellbeing (2008) .

At the end of this one day workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify how you are already including elements of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing into your everyday life and how you could incorporate them more
  • Appreciate the effect sleep, diet, alcohol consumption and exercise has on the way you feel and decide on one area for improvement
  • Illustrate your present life balance and specify an area for change
  • Understand why it is important to be able to ask for help and map out your current internal and external support systems
  • Recognise how distorted thinking styles may be holding you back
  • Record 5 goals to work towards after the workshop
Further Information:

If you would like to know more about any of these workshops or would like to commission a workshop for your organisation please contact