Mental Health Awareness Workshops

FOR EMPLOYERS AND MANAGERS

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

In 2017, the government commissioned Lord Stevenson and Paul Farmer (Chief Executive of Mind) to independently review the role employers can play to better support individuals with mental health conditions in the workplace. They produced the ‘Thriving at Work’ report which sets out some core standards for all employers.

One of the key HSE core standards is to;

 

“promote communications and open conversations, by raising awareness and reducing stigma”

Statistics

Mental health influences our physical health, as well as our capability to lead a healthy lifestyle and to manage and recover from physical health conditions.

75% of mental illness starts before age 18

COVID-19 is likely to lead to an increase in mental ill health, as a result of the illness itself, measures being taken and the wider economic impact (centre for mental health)

1 in 4 people will be affected by a mental health disorder at some stage in their life (WHO)

70-75% of people with diagnosable mental illness receive no treatment at all

1 in 6 working age adults have symptoms associated with mental ill health

Mental disorders are often associated with extended treatment periods, work absences, unemployment, increased labour turnover and loss of productivity (WHO)

My Approach

We deliver tailored workshops to suit your needs. These are focused on positive behaviour and attitude changes around the stigma associated with mental health in the workplace.

Mental illnesses, unlike broken bones, may be invisible to everyone but those experiencing them. But their reality is no different and no less painful. Many may experience difficulties in silence, unaware that helpful treatments are available. We recognise the need for valued mental health awareness, using good evidence based promotion. We know talking about issues related to mental health is a positive step and effective communication a core theme throughout our workshops. We also understand the benefits sport and exercise can play on physical and mental well being.

We firmly believe that combining both these elements improve people’s wellbeing.

Dr. Roger Makepeace

Aims

These workshops will give you a better understanding of mental health within the workplace. We provide techniques and resources that will enable you to support employees who may be experiencing difficulties. 

Our workshops focus on:

THE IMPORTANCE OF MENTAL HEALTH

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IMPROVING COMMUNICATION AROUND MENTAL HEALTH

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TACKLING STIGMA AND ATTITUDES

HOW TO SUPPORT INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTIES

Objectives

Our mental health promotion workshops introduce a range of psychological theories and principles to give you a better understanding.

We use Positive Psychology as a  framework for understanding mental wellbeing.

We look at communication around mental health; preparing for mental health conversations, types of questioning and ways of normalising mental health discussions.

More Details
  • Improve awareness of mental health issues
  • Understand the personal effect of mental health conditions 
  • Tackling stigma and attitudes in the workplace
  • Promote helpful communication techniques
  • Provide a positive framework for understanding mental health
  • Promote psychological benefits of exercise and activity at an individual and organisational level
  • Behaviour change to a healthy mindset
  • Provide practical advice, resources and links to help
  • Improve well being, reduce absence at work and improve engagement

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