What is Workplace Wellbeing?
Responsible employers recognise that they need to understand the impact of poor mental health in the workplace, particularly as we transition from the pandemic. According to a recent Deloitte study, the impact of poor mental health and stress for UK employers is costing £45 billion per year.
Does any of this sound familiar…?
Team members stressed out, feeling unsupported, fearful of judgement?
Managers feeling like the ‘squeezed middle’, lacking in confidence, frustrated even overcompensating with micro-managing?
You’ve run a few ‘light touch’ wellbeing initiatives but too nervous to open the can of worms in case it increases absence for over-stretched teams or promotes a disclosure culture without boundaries? However that can of worms can easily be opened through staff absenteeism, presenteeism, staff turnover and potential trouble from ill-handling of situations by often well-meaning yet untrained managers. Good news…for every £1 spent by employers on mental health interventions, you get £5 back!
Who is it for and What is included?
A range of customised and accredited workshops and sessions; face-to face and online for leaders/managers, employees and front-line teams including:
Accredited Mental Health First Aid to qualify participants as Mental Health First Aiders by learning how to spot the signs of distress, approach, listen and respond on a first aid basis to a colleague or anyone experiencing mental health problems, including a crisis such as a panic attack or concerns over thoughts of suicide.
i-act Managing and Promoting Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing accredited by Royal College of Psychiatrists: This international programme is workplace specific and promotes positive wellbeing to help build resilience, as well as a framework for mental health and wellbeing conversations.
Customised workshops (half/one day) or Bite-size sessions eg. 60-90 minutes Lunch & Learns. A great way to raise awareness, inspire teams to take responsibility for their wellbeing and start to have conversations on uncomfortable topics in a safe way.
- Mental health, stress, resilience and wellbeing conversations.
- Managing wellbeing in a hybrid working world.
- Mental health manager/leadership essentials.
- From conflict to calm – essential steps.
- A focus on a specific area eg. anxiety, self-harm, teenagers, carers, the recovery journey (according to your employee needs).
- Specialist HR and Health and Safety areas for managers eg. supporting team members off sick or recovering and back at work (inc. reasonable adjustments)
When it comes to workplace wellbeing, knowing where to start can be daunting! However when an organisation is given the tools to successfully implement a mentally healthy workplace, managers and teams feel...
Calmer, more supported and able to understand what’s in their control.
Empowered to speak out and less fearful of stigma/discrimination.
Confident to approach manager and manager feels confident to support appropriately.
Able to build trust, and ok to make and learn from mistakes.
Able to address physical and psychological symptoms of distress.
Implementing a workplace wellbeing programme will enable your business to build sustainable long-term change and enable teams to thrive and perform. Effectively laying the foundations of psychological safety! All of which will help you meet your legal obligations.
Emma (an associate of CgSafety) is a qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructor and licenced to deliver the workplace specific i-act international program for Managing and Promoting Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing.
A Learning and Development professional with 25 years of experience delivering training in a range of diverse business settings and understands there is no ‘one size fits all’ and customises training accordingly.
What drove me to specialise in this area was my own rollercoaster journey supporting a daughter through mental health challenges and a need to share evidence-based and strategies so we find our unique pathway and build resilience in an ever-changing noisy world.
Emma's Lunch & Learn was informative and friendly. Emma skillfully engaged the team and lead us through exercises that have paved the way for future conversations about mental health in the workplace. A fantastic icebreaker! Thank you, Emma!