This programme is highly interactive, with short tutor inputs reinforced by:
- Group discussion
- Case studies
- Practical work in small groups
- Discussion of individual problem areas
The nature and content of this programme requires a different language to typical workplace training as we talk about feelings and show vulnerabilities at times. We create a safe place for this. The workshop lasts about three hours, and incorporates the following four modules:
1. Starting the conversation about mental health at work
- Why is it important to talk about mental health at work?
- The business case for wellbeing – this is not a fluffy subject.
- What is mental health stigma?
- A story of depression based on lived experience.
- Signposting to extra resources for employees and employers.
- Why talking about energy can help to normalise mental like physical health.
2. Understanding and managing stress – the free release tools for restoring balance
- What happens in our minds and bodies when we experience stress?
- The free tools to offset stress and make us mentally more robust.
- Create your individual strategies for restoring work:life balance.
3. The vital role of the manager and supporting colleagues
- Recognising signs and symptoms in others.
- Tools and techniques to help the manager start a conversation about wellbeing and mental health
- How a little more conversation makes a difference.
- Supporting staff who don’t want to talk.
- Back to basics – being human again.
- Compassion in the workplace.
- Defining the boundaries of your role.
- Design a mental health charter for your team or organisation – a pledge to work towards that promotes, supports and improves wellbeing for employees.
- Recap of the learning.
- Develop personal action plans based on the three modules.
- What will you do differently as a result of this workshop?