MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING

A free webinar De-Escalation of Emotionally Charged Situations,

November 11th - 1 PM

A webinar exploring how to recognise signs of potentially threatening behaviour, understanding why emotionally charged situations may escalate, and how to utilise non-confrontational techniques and communication skills to de-escalate crisis situations. 

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The Mental Wellbeing Training

Up to 100 people per session

Living with the uncertainty of Lockdown

COVID-19 has forced many of us to change how and where we work and as we near the end of 2020 we are finding ourselves continuing to work remotely. The impact of being in limbo and constantly having to manage this uncertainty is exhausting. Many of us are struggling which is having a huge impact on our mental health.

To manage the current COVID situation we need psychological flexibility tools to help us tolerate feelings of uncertainty, anxiety and even despair at the restrictions to our freedom and ways of living and working.

Takeaways

  • Understand our own responses to the current COVID situation which can range from feelings of extreme anxiety to enjoyment
  • Identify and strengthen our psychological flexibility skills
  • Connect with colleagues over shared concerns and challenges they are experiencing

 

How it works:

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Capacity: Up to 100 people virtually
  • Facilitator: A clinical Psychologist
  • Logistics: You’ll be sent an exclusive link to the workshop, which will be streamed via Zoom
  • Available: Worldwide

Stress and anxiety workshop

 

Who is this for?

 

Negative thoughts are experienced by all of us at some time. If you are interested in this subject, suffer with these issues, or perhaps know someone who does, this webinar will give you an insight into how best to manage these situations.

 

What I will be learning?

 

We will look at the common symptoms of stress & anxiety, what they mean, why you struggle with them and some of the ways in which you can learn to control their effects

 

Takeaways

  • Typical causes of stress and anxiety
  • How to become familiar with triggers
  • Understanding how to manage the feelings of stress and anxiety
  • Selecting coping strategies that work

 How it works

Duration: 45 Mins with 15 minute Q and A Capacity: Up to 100 Virtually

Workshop Leader: Mental Health First Aid England Instructor & Workplace Wellbeing Consultant

Available: Worldwide

De-Escalation of Emotionally Charged Situations

A webinar exploring how to recognise signs of potentially threatening behaviour, understanding why emotionally charged situations may escalate, and how to utilise non-confrontational techniques and communication skills to de-escalate crisis situations.  Application within the workplace, over telephone or video communication and community-based settings.

Who is this for? 

Anyone working role who interacts with the general public. Suggested benefit for employees within Human Resources or line management, complaint resolution, customer services, retail, education, community groups or anyone who has a general interest in conflict management.  Suitable for beginners to advanced.

What I will be learning?

An introduction to non-confrontational de-escalation skills through listening and communication, awareness, behaviour management, personal safety and supporting an individual with mental ill health related crises.

Takeaways

  • Understand where challenging behaviour comes from
  • Crisis stress modelling
  • Enhanced awareness and personal safety in conflict management

How it works

Interactive presentation facilitated throughout the webinar delivery, polls and Q&A opportunities for the participants.

Duration: 45 Mins

Capacity: Up to 50 Virtually 

Available: Worldwide

Logistics: Delivered via Zoom 

Thriving as an MHFA

You cannot draw water from an empty well. Self-Care and looking after your own mental health is extremely important, especially if you are supporting others as an Mental Health First Aider. Join us on this 45 min Lunch and Learn to discover further tools and practices to support your wellbeing that will help you thrive as an MHFA. 

Who is this for?

Anyone who has completed MHFA training.  

Takeaways

Self-care strategies 

How to manage stress and build boundaries

How it works

Duration: 45 Mins

Capacity: Up to 50 Virtually 

Workshop Leader: Mental Health First Aid England Instructor & Workplace Wellbeing Consultant 

Available: Worldwide

Logistics: Delivered via Zoom 

Mental wellbeing whilst working from home

Who is this for?

Are you ‘WFH?’ It can be difficult for employees to adapt to a new work style if they’re used to a high level of interaction with their team every day. If a typical working day involves a bustling office atmosphere, calling consumers/clients or attending meetings, the new working from home policy can take its toll on employee’s mental health and wellbeing as this drastic change can cause a feeling of isolation.

What I will be learning?

We will look at the common symptoms of stress & anxiety, what they mean, why you struggle with them and some of the ways in which you can learn to control their effects

Takeaways

  • Typical causes of stress and anxiety
  • How to become familiar with triggers
  • Understanding how to manage the feelings of stress and anxiety
  • Selecting coping strategies that work

 

 How it works

Duration: 45 Mins with 15 minute Q and A Capacity: Up to 100 Virtually

Workshop Leader: Mental Health First Aid England Instructor & Workplace Wellbeing Consultant

Available: Worldwide

Logistics: Delivered virtually 

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Most people have an understanding of diversity and inclusion at work. They know what they should or shouldn’t say and most colleagues are on-board with knowing that a more diverse workforce equals higher productivity, profit and an enhanced and enriched experience at work.

What most people don’t understand is how to create an inclusive workplace. What measures can we all take to make sure that people can be authentic at work and bring their whole identity into the workspace, even in a virtual world. We take a look at all the things that have been in the headlines recently; unconscious bias, micro-behaviours and intersectionality – and find out why people think the way they do, what drives our actions and behaviours and most importantly, how we can change.

Takeaways

  • Understand what inclusive behaviours in the workplace looks like and the impact surrounding those
  • Gain insight into some of our natural behaviours 
  • Look at how we can identify our own biased behaviours and change our thinking
  • Shared experiences from others and hear how small changes can make huge differences

How It Works

Duration: 45 minutes
Capacity: Up to 100 people virtually
Facilitator: An experienced Diversity and Inclusion Practitioner
Logistics: Zoom workshop
Available: Worldwide

Men’s Mental Health

Who is this for?

A course designed specifically for Men who have experienced mental health issues or who would like to know more about men’s mental health.

What I will be learning?

You will learn the following: Risk factors for men’s mental health, protective factors and how to recognize and improve mental health. The statistics and data we have for men’s mental health, the trends and why men struggle and why they are more likely to reach a crisis. The resource available for men to access and where to find them.

Takeaways 

  • Self-care strategies 
  • Recognition of our own mental health
  • How to recognize mental health struggles in others
  • How to support and help someone
  • How to start the conversation
  • Where to signpost for help and what support is available

How it works

Duration: 45 Mins with 15 minute Q and A

Capacity: Up to 50 Virtually 

Workshop Leader: Mental Health First Aid England Instructor & Workplace Wellbeing Consultant 

Available: Worldwide

Logistics: Delivered via Zoom 

Thriving Under Pressure 

Drawing from scientific evidence on how to maintain mental health and improve resilience in today’s difficult circumstances

Who is this for?

Aimed at people who are employed, furloughed or feeling under pressure in these current circumstances

Takeaways

  • How to manage stress
  • The basics of wellbeing
  • How to improve happiness 
  • Managing our anxious thoughts

Duration: A 2-part series – each session 45mins

How it works

Duration: 45 Mins

Capacity: Up to 50 Virtually 

Workshop Leader: Mental Health First Aid England Instructor & Workplace Wellbeing Consultant 

Available: Worldwide

Logistics: Delivered via Zoom 

Nutrition & Mental Health

The food we eat as well as the nutritional supplements that we consume can play an important role in how we feel and can help in preventing and tackling mental health conditions. 

Our Nutrition & mental Health workshops workshops have been created to help improve the health and wellbeing of employees, leading to a healthier, happier and more productive workforce.

Led by an accredited nutritional therapist the various workshops will provide simple and effective tips and techniques that will help improve the health of your team and employees. 

Takeaways:

  • Workplace Wellness – Why It Is Important
  • Enhance Your Energy – How To Eat For Better Energy & Productivity Carbohydrates, Protein
  • Fat & Fibre – The Breakdown And Portion Sizes The Do’s & Don’ts Of Office Eating
  • Stimulants – Alcohol And Caffeine
  • Healthy Habit Take Away 

How it works:

  • Workshop leader: Nutritional Therapist
  • Duration: 45  minutes
  • Capacity: Up to 100 people virtually
  • Facilitator: A clinical Psychologist
  • Logistics: You’ll be sent an exclusive link to the workshop, which will be streamed via Zoom
  • Available: Worldwide

Introduction to Mindfulness

 

In today’s busy world many of us spend our lives distracted and pressured by future tasks or ruminating on past events, spending little time focusing on the here and now. We find ourselves consumed with thoughts about something that just happened or fretting about the future. And that can make us stressed, depressed or anxious. Mindfulness is the ability to be focused on the present moment, of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. Both science and experience demonstrate its positive benefits for our health, happiness, work, and relationships.

 

The session is for anyone who is interested in exploring mindfulness practices to manage wellbeing.

 

What I will be learning?

 

You will learn how stress and anxiety are normal human experiences, however high or persistent levels can affect our ability to function and can have an impact on our physical and mental health. We will explore how stress and anxiety effects our mind and body and how Mindfulness can reduce this response. You will have the opportunity to practice some simple Mindfulness techniques.

 

Takeaways


  • Understand how stress and anxiety affect the brain.
  • What it means to be mindful
  • Mindfulness practices to use for self-care.

 

How it works

 

Duration: 45 Mins

Capacity: Up to 50 Virtually 

Workshop Leader: Kerry Duffy (Mindfulness Now facilitator)

Available: Worldwide

Logistics: Delivered via Zoom – would need to have access to a quiet comfortable space.

Women’s mental health

Mental disorders can affect women and men differently. One in five women (19%) experience a Common Mental Disorder (such as anxiety or depression), compared with one in eight (12%) men. There are also certain types of disorders that are unique to women.

Who’s it for? 

A course designed specifically for women who have experienced mental health issues or who would like to know more about women’s mental health.  

What will I be learning? 

Statistics about women’s mental health

Common reasons and triggers

Symptoms and warning signs 

The resources and help that’s available to women

Takeaways

  • Self-care strategies 
  • Recognition of our own mental health
  • How to recognize mental health struggles in others
  • How to support and help someone
  • How to start the conversation
  • Where to signpost for help and what support is available

How it works

Duration: 45 Mins with 15 minute Q and A

Capacity: Up to 50 Virtually 

Workshop Leader: Mental Health First Aid England Instructor & Workplace Wellbeing Consultant 

Available: Worldwide

Logistics: Delivered via Zoom 

Menopause in the Workplace

Often viewed as a taboo subject, menopause presents many women with challenges as they continue to navigate their working lives.  Sadly, we know that one in four women experiencing menopause symptoms have considered resigning from their role and with more women in work over the age of 50 than ever before it is important to act.

This engaging workshop provides an opportunity for employees to learn more about the impact of the menopause and explores strategies for managing symptoms. 

Takeaways

  • Learn about the symptoms of the menopause
  • Explore a number of strategies and ideas to manage the impact of the menopause both at work and at home
  • Share experiences in a safe space
  • Learn about workplace adjustments and explore ideas for flexible working practices.

 

How it works

  • Capacity: 100 people
  • Length: 60 minutes
  • Your facilitator: A clinical psychologist
  • Logistics: You’ll be sent an exclusive link to the workshop, which will be streamed via Zoom

Also you can book on a public mental wellbeing training

EQUALITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

We take a look at all the things that have been in the headlines recently; unconscious bias, micro-behaviours and intersectionality – and find out why people think the way they do, what drives our actions and behaviours and most importantly, how small changes can make huge differences

EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE TRAINING

We will look at the common symptoms of stress & anxiety, what they mean, why you struggle with them and some of the ways in which you can learn to control their effects. The resilience webinar will help you to look after your own mental wellbeing and also help others. 

DE-ESCALATION OF EMOTIONALLY CHARGED SITUATIONS

An introduction to non-confrontational de-escalation skills through listening and communication, awareness, behaviour management, personal safety and supporting an individual with mental ill health related crises.

How to start mental wellbeing initiatives at the workplace?

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What is the mental wellbeing ‘Lunch & Learn’?

The main idea of ‘Lunch and Learn’ is to provide a high quality training and conversation at a time when employees might have fewer commitments, or around their lunch break . We have designed the mental wellbeing programme so that businesses and employers can support their staff during this time. The set of various training sessions is aimed to support employees’ mental health more generally, but specifically for the current era of uncertainty.  These training courses were designed by professionals who specialise in clinical psychology, mental health first aid, mindfulness, and diversity and inclusion.

We introduce and provide basics and awareness of different topics such as anxiety and depression, menopause in the workplace, equality diversity & inclusion,  thriving under pressure, resilience training, men’s mental health, women’s mental health, stress de-escalation methods,  just to mention a few. 

It can be difficult to spot signs and symptoms when someone is suffering with something internally, especially, during lockdown when employees are working from home or under different circumstances. These mental wellbeing training sessions will provide guidance for your own wellbeing as well as tips to support your colleagues and family.

It’s 12 bespoke training sessions tailored to every individual. Our ‘Lunch and Learn’ sessions will create a safe space for employees to share their thoughts and questions in the qualified support of one of our specialists. The suite of 12 online sessions comprise a learning and development toolkit which will help to build resilience, emotional fitness and improve wellbeing on a personal level and within the workplace.  

Why should your business improve mental health and wellbeing in the workplace?

Work-related stress, as defined by the WHO, is the response people may have when presented with demands and pressures that are not matched to their abilities, leading to an inability to cope, especially when employees feel they have little support from supervisors and little control over work processes. 

Staff wellbeing does not necessarily have to be expensive. In fact, investing in staff wellbeing is actually an investment for your organisation’s success.  A monthly wellbeing workshop for employees, for example, can result in very positive outcomes. 

Creating a mentally healthy workplace can benefit organisations in many different ways. A recent mental wellbeing report carried out by Deloitte revealed that investing in employee mental health and wellbeing has an average return of £5 for every £1 spent. Unlike many other investments, it is a risk not to invest in wellbeing, as it pays back significantly.

Promoting positive mental health in the workplace pays off not only in monetary value but organisations with healthy employees also see increased productivity, positivity and employee engagement as well as stronger relationships between teams.

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3 reasons why you should implement a wellbeing strategy/action plan? in the workplace:

Increases motivation and mindfulness in work – mentally healthy workplace environment allows the employees to feel confident in themselves and have positive self-esteem, live and work productively. 

Builds a stronger team –  building a sense of belonging and community in the workplace creates stronger relationships between team members. Mental wellbeing initiatives can help to  express a range of emotions,  build and maintain good relationships with others,  and feel engaged with the world in general. 

Reduce work-related stress –  Mental wellbeing activities at work allows us to cope with the stresses of daily life, including work-related stress , adapt and manage in times of change and uncertainty. 

It sounds ideal to have such an environment at your workplace. So how can you start to implement a mental wellbeing action plan at your workplace?

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How to get started with your health and wellbeing strategy at the workplace?

 A great way to introduce your employees with the mental wellbeing strategy is using the Siren Training mental wellbeing in the workplace calendar. The calendar considers intersecting identities,  age, race or gender – mental health training courses, resilience training, stress and anxiety workshop, diversity and inclusion etc.

Many organisations also provide mental wellbeing training for staff, mindfulness or meditation sessions, exercise and yoga activities. All of these initiatives help employers meet the mental health standards.  Employees become more productive, healthier and happier.

We also run Mental Health First Aid Training

Online mental health first aid training

2 day Mental Health First Aid training qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider. The 2 day MHFA course last 16 hours over 2 days. It is the most comprehensive course. You will receive the MHFA England certificate.

1 day mental health first aid training

1 day Mental Health First Aid Training lasts 8 hours. This MHFA Champion training is often recommended for managers. It covers the most common mental health topics as depression, anxiety etc.

Half day mental health first aid ONLINE training

Mental Health Aware Half Day course – This half day course is a basic introduction to mental health, and why it is important. It introduces some common mental health challenges and discusses how to spot them.

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