Rushmoor Borough Council has become the first local authority in the country to launch a new mental wellness partnership with live learning company SEEDL.

Working with SEEDL, the council is now offering all residents access to unlimited free mental wellness webinars via their new platform Rushmoor Wellness, giving the local community easier access to mental health support. 

Residents from Aldershot and Farnborough can register free for access on and from there they will be able to access a wide range of live virtual events on subjects like stress reduction, mental health first aid and guided relaxation readings. 

All courses are offered free of charge, with a choice of 20 minute, 60 minute and bite-sized options, allowing residents the ability to take part around existing commitments. 

Rushmoor Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Democracy, Strategy and Partnerships, Councillor Sue Carter, said: “We are delighted to be the first council to sign up with SEEDL to give our residents access to these free, important mental health support webinars. This is a really important scheme which could make a big difference to some residents’ lives and give them an important helping hand when they need it most.”  

SEEDL’s Chief Learning Officer Joanna Nash, explained: “We are acutely aware of the mental health challenges people face in a modern world, and accessing guided relaxation, and anxiety support training is inconsistent. Rushmoor Borough Council are the first partner in the UK offering a solution.”  

Rushmoor Wellness have also added some additional courses from SEEDL around interview preparation and communication skills.  

The council is now working with SEEDL to enable residents who do not have access to internet at home to join mental wellness events in their local libraries, GP surgeries, charity offices or in education settings.  

The council first created the Rushmoor Training Hub with SEEDL last September, offering employees of all Rushmoor businesses ratepayers unlimited access to up to 200 live courses, that can teach them new skills, improve their employer’s performance and ultimately make businesses in the borough more successful.  

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