As a leading provider of Mental Health First Aid and building on our 'Embedding Mental Health Best Practice' conferences, we will be hosting three free webinars encompassing this year's Mental Health Awareness Week's theme of kindness. Each session will focus on how we can all be kind and support others in the workplace.

Each webinar aims to offer debate, inspiration, and best practice guidance to help organisations in the new working environment. Join us to share new ideas to enhance and support your company’s mental health initiatives, now and in the post-COVID-19 workplace

New ideas to enhance and support mental health initiatives: Now and in the post-COVID-19 working environment

Overview

Now is the time to find new ways to work which prioritises good workforce mental health and well-being. COVID-19 is presenting new and unique challenges to organisations with so many employees working remotely for the first time, isolated from co-workers, friends and family. The disruption is causing added physical, mental and financial strain for everyone. It is completely natural for this disruption and uncertainty to lead mental health challenges. This webinar will focus on:

  • What do we really mean by mental health – re-thinking what it means emotionally, practically and in the workplace
  • Influencing leaders to re-prioritise kindness and better understand the root causes of distress
  • Practical tips for connecting peer to peer groups and engaging staff across the business
  • How are managers and HR professionals responding to staff working remotely
  • Creating a kinder workplace as a positive community
  • Extending the role of wellbeing initiatives post COVID-19: integration and communication
  • Better signposting both internal and external wellbeing resources and partnerships

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Recognising poor mental health: Self-harming, depression, anxiety – Practical communication and supporting strategies

Overview

As a manager it is now even more important to get to know your team and understand what they need and when they need a little extra support during this time. Understanding some of the signs of poor mental health does not mean you should make assumptions about what mental health problems your employees may have. Instead, use them as a way of noticing when you should check in and start a conversation about how your employee is coping right now. This webinar offers practical tips on how to take care of your employees’ mental health and well-being, and to recognise signs for early intervention and support.  This session will focus on:

  • What are the psychological effects of working from home during COVID-19?
  • Understand different types and signs of mental health challenges
  • Recognising those in need of extra support whilst working remotely
  • What kinds of tools are available to help employees remain at work: self-care, mindfulness, sleep therapy and exercise
  • Setting up team-building sessions focused on mental health – promoting early detection and support

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Enabling and supporting line managers and leaders to champion mental health initiatives: Now and in the post-COVID-19 working environment

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As we live through this lockdown and pandemic, the main question for all managers and businesses are ‘how do we respond to and recover from COVID-19 stress and experiences during lockdown?’  One of the key ways in which managers and leaders can help will be how quickly they respond to the inevitable increased need for mental health and wellbeing resources. You may already have a Mental Health First Aider and Champions network, but extending wellbeing to be championed by line managers themselves is a vital way of building mental health awareness and responsibility across your organisation. Hear from experts with experience of mental health first aid networks, covering:

  • What will the new normal workplace look like: future predictions, harnessing existing policies and bringing new COVID-19 initiatives to the fore
  • Training line managers and Mental Health Champions - providing access to wellbeing resources and skills
  • Cost efficient ways to implement mental health best practices across SMEs and large organisations
  • Putting in place internal and external support for line managers to become Mental Health Champions
  • Practical tips to create an open culture where mental health and wellbeing is discussed openly

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