Empower a team of supportive mental health advocates
Course length: 24 Hours
How many people: 8-15
Location: Your Workplace
Why Businesses Need More than Mental Health First Aid.
Mental Health First Aiders are a worthy presence in any business and can send out a message that “it is okay to be not okay”. However, empowering staff to have the courage to come and open up about their mental health struggles in a working environment can be tough.
The ethical and therapeutic underpinnings of our work ensure that Wellbeing Champions are primarily able to monitor their own mental health state. We recognise that an emotionally supportive role often means that we absorb lots of heavy feeling from others and therefore making sure that our own positive energies are constantly reviewed and topped up is paramount.
The areas of self-care and self-awareness are core to Wellbeing Champions training. As the saying goes, “you can’t pour from an empty cup”, so our message is that your mental health advocates can only give to others if they have given enough to themselves.
Wellbeing champions adopt a role that encourages and promotes a psychologically safe working environment throughout the year. Our training will provide an understanding of how wellbeing champions can undertake a number of activities that help people feel good about coming to work, helping manage risks to the mental health of staff and encouraging and supporting mentally unwell staff. Wellbeing Champions ensure that there is a zero-tolerance to mental health discrimination at work.
A core part of this training is understanding how mentally unwell staff can be encouraged to feel confident in having a conversation about their concerns, and how wellbeing champions can make a real difference by creating a safe environment and using specific communication skills that help manage a sensitive and fragile discussion. There will be an opportunity to practice the use of core counselling skills, non-threatening and open questions. Three-day course delivered at your workplace. Course sections can be split and delivered in a way that meets your business needs and the time-availability of your staff.
"Just what I needed to kickstart my wellbeing journey. I feel much more in control of my stressors and know how to reduce them.”
HR & OD Consultant
Justine Mooney HR & OD Consulting
"Thank you for the report. It was a very interesting presentation and aims at a real gap in the market in terms of need"
Stephen Sheard Owner / Business Consultant
"Thank you for such an engaging session! It was a very interesting presentation and aims at a real gap in the market in terms of need. I look forward to working with you in the future"
Zoe Popple Events Coordinator
Chartered Institute of Building
"The points about meditation and how to relax your mind were very interesting. I was doing some things beforehand but now I know how to do them better. I think that helped a lot and it has helped other staff members here as well."
Health & Wellbeing Champion
“Completely different to other mental health workshops. Not typical videos/exercises.”
West Midlands Trains
"Phenomenally good. I think it would be amazing for the whole of the IoD to experience this learning!"
Natalie Sykes Regional Director
Institute of Directors
"Just what I needed to kickstart my wellbeing journey. I feel much more in control of my stressors and know how to reduce them."
Integral Financial Planning
"I really enjoyed your presentation. I was particularly impressed with the emphasis on the science behind the way the body and mind react to stress and its tendency to propagate it rather than control it."
"I have been reflecting more and reducing stereotypes"
Tim Waite Framework Manager
Morrison Utility Services
"The courses are engaging and constructive that will help people understand how to deal with stress, how to develop mental resilience, it is about building strength.”
"The presentation was absolutely fantastic.. People do not have to put up with any mistreatment from work, whatsoever. If Zainah could deliver this message to my Exec team, I would be extremely delighted"
David Clarkson COO
Rushlift / Doosan
"I feel we have a stronger support network at work now"