This edition of our quarterly workplace wellbeing newsletter includes:
- Details of 2 new courses that we’ve recently added to our repertoire, plus news of the recently updated course for Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAiders®) from MHFA England
- Links to recent blog articles, we also reveal our most read article of 2022
- A wellbeing tip with suggestions for looking after our mental health this winter
- Our latest Ask the Expert with trainer Dot Gourlay focusing on aspects of what you can gain from attending a psychological resilience training course
Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAiders®) now benefit from extra resources and support
MHFA England launched their updated course for MHFAiders® last autumn. The new course includes more opportunities to practise having mental health conversations to help learners build their knowledge and confidence to support people with mental health issues in their workplace.
MHFAiders® and those who complete the suggested 3 yearly refresher training, now also benefit from 3 years’ access to the new MHFAider Support App® which offers digital support and training resources to help them stay effective, confident and motivated long after they have completed their course.
NEW courses added to our training course repertoire for 2023
Understanding Vicarious Trauma
A 2-hour workshop which explores the impact on staff who support others with psychological trauma. It will help learners understand the negative effects of vicarious trauma, recognise the signs, and increase awareness of what steps they can take to build resilience and strengthen boundaries to protect their own wellbeing.
Performance and Development Conversations
Learners will discover how to approach conversations, encourage dialogue and feedback, use influencing styles to achieve outcomes, along with skills to handle potentially difficult situations.
Recent articles added to our blog
Suggested resources to help improve listening skills
Listening is rarely taught and thus a skill many of us never truly develop, we have collated a short selection of resources to help improve listening skills.
Dr David Mason Brown – a valued colleague remembered We pay tribute to this remarkable man whose wellbeing workshops were described as ‘life changing‘ by many who attended them.
Our workplace wellbeing training courses & simple booking process
An overview of the areas we can deliver training to enhance workplace wellbeing, together with details of our simple 5-step booking process.
Education : The value of Stress Management Training for School Leaders & Business Managers
We highlight the areas some recent learners felt were of particular value, the practical tools they will take away, and the importance they expressed of attending such training.
Revealed … our most read blog article of 2022
Our look at Microbreaks and the role they play in resetting our brains back in June was the most read post that we created last year. If you missed it and would like to read our articles as they’re published this year, please follow us on social media.
5 tips to help look after our mental health this winter
During the winter months, decreased exposure to sunlight can leave us with low mood, poor motivation and less energy. We suggest 5 practical tips to help look after our mental health this winter.
Ask The Expert
In the latest of our Ask the Expert series, trainer Dot Gourlay discusses psychological resilience training. Learn about its value, including how to say ‘no’ more positively, a common ‘lightbulb‘ moment experienced during courses and how we can keep the momentum going after attending training.
In her latest column for our workplace wellbeing newsletter, Amanda looks to others for inspiration on a topic which appears to be wearing a bit thin …
5 Helpful Workplace Wellbeing Resources
Our latest round up of external workplace wellbeing resources includes:
- A summary of 2021/22 workplace health and safety statistics compiled by the HSE
- The findings from a new Inclusion at Work 2022 report by the CIPD in partnership with Reed
- A report into accent bias which includes suggestions for employers to tackle this important diversity issue
- A conscious language guide from Healthline with inclusive language suggestions to help make the difference between the words we choose to use making people feel included rather than excluded
- A quiz to provide insight into how we respond to expectations from ourselves and others
“When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.”
Alexander Den Heijer, Inspirational speaker & trainer
“Maybe we all need to slow down, to look at our world with fresh eyes and remind ourselves of the wonder of this landscape, before we let what we have slip through our fingers.”
Raynor Winn, Long distance walker and writer
(from her book Landlines)
Other short reads which may be of interest
• Four-day week trial ends and some firms make it permanent
• How to get better at asking for help at work
• Speaking up: Challenging microaggressions in the workplace
• The wellbeing challenges facing HR in 2023
• Who benefits from a commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace?
… and finally …
We’ve probably all experienced the benefit we feel when we help someone out. So, we end with an article which suggests 52 acts of kindness for us to try this year with hopefully something included for everyone … apart from anything else it’s good to be reminded of how much kindness is actually quietly going on all around us.
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