1. If an area has an embedded training approach/team – link in with something already in existence. The CCG doesn’t have a model of cascading training, so we wouldn’t have been able to be as successful doing this alone. Be aware of and access what is already being delivered.
2. Be clear on the commitment needed. Make sure that facilitators are aware of what the training entails and what the expectations are afterwards – don’t assume they know.
3. Building relationships takes time. We constantly promote the mental health offer across Bolton and what training is available to partners; for example while we always had strong relationships from a health perspective, we had to work harder to link with education to understand their experiences of supporting children with mental health difficulties. Those relationships have really grown over the past couple of years.