Developing Positive Mental Health for Performance

Healthier and happier workplaces tend to be more engaged and productive.

However, if you don’t know how to manage it, chronic stress can take a toll on your health and mental well-being.

Our interactive seminars bring together elements of positive psychology, resilience, stress management and mental health awareness for teams who would like to assess their current levels of performance and consider practical actions to improve – before we hit pressure points!

In house Workshops on Workplace Stress

Despite much discussion concerning the nature of workplace stress, our jobs are getting more and not less stressful. While stress certainly isn’t unique to any one profession, working in a fast-moving environment does throw up a number of situations that can be unique to any particular sector.

The demands of the business environment, ever increasing governance requirements and rapid global change all add to the feeling that we are far from in control. Identifying those things that we can control and those that we cannot could help to prevent daily hassles from becoming major problems; but we may not be able to do it on our own.

Stress with its specific combination of cognitive, emotional, physical and behavioural response has positive and negative impacts. A result of a stressful experience can be a loss of health, but we can also feel more powerful, resilient and compassionate.

Stress management strategies are important protective factor for a successful and satisfying workplace.

Workshop topics may include:

  • Understanding dynamics and characteristics of stress
  • Identifying our own “stress signature”- and that of others
  • Role of thoughts, feelings, body and behaviour in stress response
  • Exploring our internal world in stressful conditions – understanding “my patterns”
  • Holistic stress management approach
  • Mindfulness: building self-awareness and frustration tolerance in stressful conditions
  • How to stay calm in difficult situations: noticing, accepting and letting go of negative thoughts
  • Practicing breathing and self-awareness techniques
  • Building sustainable stress management capabilities for team members, including direct reports
  • Supporting team members when dealing with change, stressful events and the fast pace of the working world
  • Using self-reflection as a protective factor
  • Maintaining newly learned skills in stress management
  • Personal action planning
  • Action plan for the team

While we do work to a general structure – of what we know works well! – there is scope for each individual session to be tailored to the level of staff attending, the issues of your specific sector and any areas of difficulty being experienced at the time of the workshop.

Mental Health First Aid Courses - for the Workplace

Wellbeing is good for business

Healthy people are happier, more engaged and more productive. Employers across the UK are acting now to support the wellbeing of their people and create mentally healthy businesses.

Stress, anxiety and depression are the biggest cause of sickness absence in our society. Mental ill health is responsible for 91 million working days lost every year.

Diagram adapted from Centre for Mental Health, 2017: Mental health at work: The business costs ten years on

1-day Adult Mental Health course – Workplace Focus  – to become a  Mental Health Champion in the Workplace

By skilling your organisation in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) you can:
  • Give your people the tools to keep themselves and their colleagues healthy
  • Encourage them to access support when it’s needed, for a faster recovery
  • Empower people with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive in work
  • Stop preventable health issues arising by building a supportive culture around mental health
  • Help to embed positive, long term cultural change across your organisation

Contact us for costs for an in house one day course at hello@Ed4Health.co.uk.

We look forward to welcoming you to the course!

Jane Nathan and Education4Health have provided a welcome contribution to our Wellbeing Agenda at Chessington World of Adventures.  I believe that Jane has the attributes and skills to add tremendous value to the Wellbeing Strategy at the Resort.

Jane recently facilitated 2 Stress Awareness and Resilience Workshops for a number of our Managers and Team Leaders.  We found her to have a highly engaging, interactive and inclusive style.

Pre workshop stress audit questionnaires have proven to be an excellent precursor to the session and have offered a valuable insight to areas of potential stress.

Medical Services ManagerChessington World of Adventures

Pre workshop stress audit questionnaires have proven to be an excellent precursor to the session and have offered a valuable insight to areas of potential stress.

A survey, following the workshop, shows that 100% of responses either agreed or strongly agreed that the workshop content was useful, with one candidate commenting that they “the practical focus of the training and the focus upon the responsibility of all parties, including the employee and employer, was extremely useful.”

Jane’s approach appears both knowledgeable and credible with 100% of the attendees highly recommending this workshop to a friend or colleague

Specific feedback included comments that :-

  • All managers should attend the course
  • The course was very insightful into work and personal stress

Another candidate commented that Jane was, “very knowledgeable, shared personal experiences and kept the session fun and interactive.”We will certainly be using Jane’s services again and would highly recommend this workshop to other organisations.

Medical Services ManagerChessington World of Adventures

Specific feedback included comments that :-

  • All managers should attend the course
  • The course was very insightful into work and personal stress

Another candidate commented that Jane was, “very knowledgeable, shared personal experiences and kept the session fun and interactive.”We will certainly be using Jane’s services again and would highly recommend this workshop to other organisations”.

Medical Services ManagerChessington World of Adventures

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