'To increase confidence - by investing in mental
health awareness training for line managers and other staff'
Investing in mental health awareness training demonstrates that you, as an employer, support your staff in this area of concern, and will also enhance the delivery of your business and the service you provide. Workways, which runs MINDFUL EMPLOYER, offers practical, competitively-priced workshops, designed to increase awareness of mental health among your managers and staff. Our workshops are led by facilitators who will help equip your employees with the tools and knowledge to confidently address workplace issues. We charge by group not per participant and find that a maximum of 15 people per workshop provides the best learning experience. These workshops can be adapted to suit your requirements and are delivered at your premises. Do please contact us to discuss.
Being a Mindful Manager - Mental Health Awareness for Managers
Duration: 3 hours
Outline: This workshop focuses on stress, anxiety, depression and bi-polar disorder, the impact on the workplace, having conversations with staff, supporting presence and managing absence. Download more details and why not take a look at our film about having conversations at work too.
Suitable for: Focusing on practice not policies, this workshop is specifically for line managers, especially those with little or no knowledge of mental health issues. Directors, HR, Occupational Health, Union and other staff representatives may also find it helpful.
This workshop will also be delivered at Workways in Exeter on 7 December 2017 - use our online booking form to secure your place.
'Very informative session, will certainly support me as a line manager in supporting staff.'
'We all really appreciate such a fantastic course. Its great to hear everyone today talking about it in such a positive way..."
'A bit cynical prior to the session, but it was fantastic, interactive and relatable'
Being Aware - Mental Health Awareness for Staff
Duration: 3 hours
Outline: An in-depth look at common mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety and more severe ones such as psychosis, schizophrenia, personality disorder and bi-polar disorder. The half-day workshop also considers causes, coping mechanisms and helping people in distress.
Suitable for: It is especially suitable for frontline staff or anyone with little or no knowledge of mental health conditions.
'The best mental health awareness training I have had. I've been to several and none have covered the subject as well as today'
Keeping Well at Work
Duration: 3 hours
Outline: This interactive workshop introduces practical tools, including the internationally acknowledged Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) approach, mindfulness and 5 Ways to Wellbeing. Looking from both organisational and individual perspectives, this half-day session covers how to help people maintain their wellbeing, identify if that level of wellbeing drops and what can be done to help. Keeping Well at Work develops the themes first introduced in our Being Resilient workshop.
Suitable for: All employees. This workshop could stand alone, be an 'add-on' to one of our other workshops or a session on a Team Day, for example.
This workshop will also be delivered at Workways in Exeter on 7 December 2017 - use our online booking form to secure your place
'Really useful session. Put across in easy to understand language and good thoughts about putting into action. Thank you!'
'Really knowledgeable and engaging presenters - thank you, I learnt a lot.'
'This was a great session and I would recommend it to others'
Duration: 1¼ hours
Outline: Being Resilient aims to give an introduction to the topic of resilience. It covers the basics of how to build up personal resilience and managing wellbeing and includes a brief overview of practical approaches such as WRAP, mindfulness and 5 Ways to Wellbeing.
Suitable for: All employees. This workshop could stand alone, be an 'add-on' to one of our other workshops or a session on a Team Day, for example. This workshop would not be suitable for anyone who has already attended our Keeping Well at Work session.
All the above workshops can be delivered at your premises and we can also provide bespoke sessions of different content or duration to suit your organisation - please contact us to discuss.
We have delivered workshops and bespoke sessions to groups of managers and staff at...
(*Indicates that we have received repeat requests for workshops or delivered more than one)
A E Rodda & Sons Ltd (Redruth)*
Allied Bakeries (West Bromwich)*
Aspire (Stanmore, Middlesex)
Association of Teachers & Lecturers*
Barnfield College (Luton)*
Barnwood Trust (Cheltenham)*
Bath & North East Somerset Council
Bath Spa University*
Bicton College (Devon)
Big Lottery Fund*
Birmingham & Sandwell Hospitals NHS Trust*
Bristol City Council*
Bristol Drugs Project*
Cambridgeshire University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
CCA International (Ringwood)*
Chard Independent School
Cheshire East Council
Christies Care (Saxmundham)
CHS Group (Cambridge)*
City College Plymouth
Cobham Microwave (Chichester)
Community Clean (Wimborne, Dorset)
Connect Assist (Cardiff)
Contact Associates (Taunton)
Dartmoor National Park Authority*
DeLonghi Group (inc Kenwood & Braun) (Havant)*
Devon & Cornwall Police
Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service
Devon Partnership NHS Trust *
Dorset Healthcare NHS Trust
Dorset Wildlife Trust*
East Devon Council*
East Surrey College*
European Tyre Enterprise Ltd (Kwik-Fit) (Letchworth)
Exeter Central Library*
Exeter City Council
Exeter Community Initiatives
Exeter Council for Voluntary Service
Exmoor National Park Authority*
Firesec North West Ltd
Frimley Park Hospital NHS Trust (Surrey)
GE Oil & Gas (Nailsea, Bristol)*
Gloucestershire County Council
Golding Homes (Maidstone)*
Hastings Direct (Leicester)*
Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Huddersfield New College
Icon Films (Bristol)
Isle of Anglesey Council*
Leicestershire County Council*
Living Options, Devon
Meda Pharmaceuticals (Hatfield)
Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency*
Mid Devon District Council
Minstead Trust (Hampshire)*
Morley College (London)*
Muir Housing (Burnley, Chester & Huntingdon)*
National Institute for Biological Standards and Control*
North Devon Homes
North Hertfordshire College
On The Waterfront (Exeter)
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust (London)*
Peterborough Regional College
Radian (Windsor, Eastleigh & Petersfield)*
Richmond Fellowship Wiltshire
Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Shire Leasing (Tamworth)*
St Albans Primary Headteachers Conference
St Loye's Foundation (Exeter & Barnstaple)*
Small House Homes (Plymouth)
Social Care Institute for Excellence (London)
South Hams District Council
South West Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust*
South West Water*
Stroud District Council
Surrey Heath Borough Council
The Care Forum (Bristol)*
The Voice Union (Derby)
Thomson Reuters (Exeter)*
UK Youth (New Forest)
University of Brighton*
University of Brighton Students Union*
University of Chichester*
University of Exeter
University of St Mark & St John (Plymouth)*
Weaver Vale Housing Trust* (Northwich, Cheshire)
Westward Housing (Exmouth, Devon)
And individual employees from the following organisations have attended open access sessions run by Workways...
Action for Children
Devon Referral Support Service
Landmark Information Group
South Devon College
... plus self-employed counsellors, occupational health advisors, occupational therapy students