Each session to last approximately 45 mins, including a Q&A session.
We understand that it’s not always possible, or practical, to have staff on full or half-day courses. So, we think we’ve hit upon a great way to give your employees a ‘taster’ session of some of the key workplace mental health and wellbeing issues; such as the challenges faced; the attitudes and stigmas towards mental health; recognising the signs and how early prevention is vital.
These short sessions are suitable for absolutely everyone in the workplace and are a great way of encouraging a learning and development environment in your organisation. This will also help to create a consistent message, promote a culture of change and, best of all, as the courses are run at lunchtime, they are highly accessible and can become a part of a normal working day.
For you and your staff to get the most from these sessions, we recommend group sizes from around 15 people upwards and, where possible, we will encourage people to participate in the sessions using a piece of great software, called ‘Mentimeter’, which allows your staff to confidentially ask questions via their mobiles.
We think it’s the perfect way to get your organisation on the right track to good mental health and wellbeing in your workplace, CLICK HERE for a personalised quote – and remember – the more mental health sessions you book, the more beneficial it is for your employees and the more cost-effective it is for you!
Provide a definition of mental health and well-being and how it impacts every area of our lives, myths and facts. An introduction to the mental health continuum and how we might fluctuate within it. Identifying our own Risk and Protective factors and steps to promote good well-being.
Understanding how our attitudes are formed and the social stigma attached to mental health. The impact of stigma and discrimination in the workplace. Understanding internal and external stigma and ways to reduce it.
Identifying how we can look after our mental health and well-being at work. An introduction to Wellness Action Plans template and how to use it to promote good well-being and support a person when they are experiencing poor mental health and well-being.
How to start a conversation with a person who you think might be suffering from poor mental health and well-being. Signposting a person to both internal support at work and external resources.
Understanding the practice of mindfulness and meditation and how it can promote resilience and good mental health and well-being. A practical meditation exercise for the group.
Understanding the importance of nutrition and physical exercise and the impact on our mental health & wellbeing.
The definition of stress, what causes stress both in the home and at work and the difference between pressure and stress. Warning signs of stress at work and tips to mitigate stress in the workplace.
The definition and importance of resilience. The key characteristics of resilience. What makes a resilience person and how to build resilience.
Using the Wheel of Life to explore resilience in more depth. Asking questions to help participants reflect on areas of their own lives that they already have good resilience and possible areas where they could improve.
An understanding of how good time management skills can help boost your mental health and well-being and help you to achieve your goals. Techniques to help you develop your time management skills.
Recognising the signs and symptoms of depression. The risk factors for depression, treatment and support for depression.
Recognising the signs and symptoms of anxiety. Understanding the different types of anxiety, treatment and support for anxiety.
An overview of psychosis and an understanding the of the different types of psychosis (bipolar and schizophrenia).