Today (Monday 10 May) marks the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week, an annual event when there is an opportunity for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving good mental health. Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, it’s now in its 21st year and runs from 10-16 May.
This year the theme is Nature and how connecting with the natural world can support good mental health. Across the country, people will be celebrating the benefits of being around nature in their local community in a range of digital and creative ways. You can find some top tips on how you can connect with nature from the Mental Health Foundation’s website.
On our website, we also have a range of resources that can help support you with your wellbeing or that of your employees. Full details are below.
Mental health and wellbeing recorded webinars
This webinar explores the definition of mental health and wellbeing, what happens in our brain when we experience significant change and some of the common signs of low mental wellbeing. It will look at tools and resources that can improve mental wellbeing during times of extreme change.
When it comes to enhancing wellbeing, building resilience will help you and your teams to flourish. It is about having energy, passion, self-esteem, improved physical health, supportive relationships and being successful in our endeavours. This online session with Michelle Mook will provide you with tools and techniques to build resilience and increase positivity and the wellbeing of your team.
Download the Mental Health & Wellbeing Toolkit and answer your questions about workplace wellbeing, and access practical resources that you can use for yourself and your employees.
In the guide you’ll learn:
- what is meant by mental health
- your legal responsibilities around mental health
- what do to if you are worried about a staff member
- how to avoid mental health problems in the workplace
- how to manage your own mental health.
Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW)
If you would like additional training for you and your employees on mental health in the workplace, you can access fully funded courses through Skills Support for the Workforce. For example, the Awareness of Mental Health Problems programme is designed for anyone who wants to increase their knowledge of mental health, and covers the best ways to recognise and help someone in distress. Upon completion, you will also gain a nationally recognised certificate.
This course can be completed entirely online, meaning that you can choose when and where to study. If you’re interested in finding out more about this, or if you would like the SSW team to conduct a skills needs assessment on your business, get in touch via their website to find out how they can help.
Creativity in business can come in many forms. From fresh content production to dynamic problem solving – allowing your ideas and innovations to materialise is such an important part of growing a successful business. Whether its time or money or team dynamics or a global pandemic, barriers to creativity in business can come from all
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Resilience is needed now more than ever for business owners, leaders, and managers during our current ever-changing circumstances. Learn how to adapt, evolve, and lead through adversity with this webinar.
30th September 202110:00 am - 11:00 amFREE
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Looking to start a business? Watch our video to find out what you should think about and download our handy resource pack that includes planning resources, finance templates and a check list to get you started.
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