Mental Health Awareness

Over 11 million days are lost at work a year because of stress in the workplace. Employers have a legal duty to protect employees from stress at work. 

PROTECT YOUR EMPLOYEES

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What are you already doing? 

Understanding what work-related stress is and what can cause it.

Lunch and Learn Workshops

■ Responding to a pattern of increased absence due to work- related stress

■ Checking fit notes, and talking to employees

■ Looking for signs of stress in employees

■ Talking to employees

■ Meeting with staff and clients to agree timings etc for projects

■ Monitoring workloads

■ Planning work to minimise excessive

demands

 WORKSHOPS

Poor mental health is now the number one reason for staff absence. Our workshops offers cost-effective ways to promote wellbeing in your workplace

We have a range of Health & Well-being Workshops to choose from.

You choose the date, duration and location of the course, and we come to you.

Prices are dependent on your sector and training requirements with reduced rates for charity.

All you need is:

  • A suitable area for 15

  • Projector

  • A flip chart with pens / white board

CAUSES OF STRESS AT WORK

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Main areas that can lead to work-related stress if they are not managed properly. 

For example:

  • Demands of their jobs

  • Work overload

  • Lack of support from HR/Managers

  • Relationships at work, or are being bullied

  • Unclear of role and responsibilities

Stress affects people differently – what stresses one person may not affect another. Factors like skills and experience, age or disability may all affect whether an employee can cope.

COMPANIES

• Line managers,

• HR teams

• Employees

Promoting mental wellbeing in the workplace 

  • Managing mental health at work

  • Mental health awareness

  • Customer support and mental health

  • Emotional intelligence and resilience

SCHOOLS, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

Social workers, teachers and care givers care wanting greater awareness of their own and others' mental health.

  • Mental health awareness

  • Mental health and how to support someone

  • Students and mental health

  • Emotional intelligence and resilience

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • How chronic stress can lead to anxiety disorders, depression
    and/or physical illness

  • How to identify important stress warning signals – before it’s too late

  • A toolkit of proven, easy-to-learn, stress busting techniques

  • How to create a mentally healthier working environment that
    immediately improves wellbeing in the workplace and helps prevent mental health problems

  • Practical steps you can implement straightaway – of what people need to avoid mental health problems

As a result, efficiency improves, sick leave and staff turnover are reduced and overall productivity and profit are optimised: a win-win situation.

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Stress busters

  • Physical strategies to calm your mind and help you think more clearly

  • Changing what you can; accepting what you can’t

  • How to deal with tyrants, bullies and emotional abuse

  • Energy management: learning to align focus and effort with meaningful purpose

  • Understanding and overcoming performance anxiety

  • How to avoid work stress spilling over into your personal life

Sandy Donnelly