Build a more resilient workplace with our Mental Wellbeing Training

Build a more resilient workplace with our Mental Wellbeing Training

Do you want to optimise performance and create a healthier and happier workplace?

B6 Learning offers mental health training including Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) which helps reduce absenteeism and increase employee engagement and performance.

Mental wellbeing in the workplace is, at last, on the health & safety agenda, and with good reason!

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Did you know, 1 in 4 of us experience a mental health problem in any given year

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1 in 6 workers is currently experiencing a mental health problem such as depression & anxiety

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Work related stress & associated mental health issues are the biggest cause of days lost to ill health

As a responsible employer you recognise that your organisation needs to understand the impact of poor mental health in the workplace.

But maybe you need to convince others in your organisation or you just don’t know where to start.  

The business case to care about employee mental health is now well and truly established

£3.1 billion

Retain skills by reducing staff turnover

£3.1 billion wasted

£21.2 billion

Reduce presenteeism

£21.2 billion lost on underperformance

£10.6 billion

Cut sickness absence

£10.6 billion lost in sickness absence

££££

Comply with the law 

reduce grievance & discrimination claims

Source – Mental health at work: The business costs ten years on 2017

This recent report presents new estimates of the costs to UK employers of mental health problems at work, updating figures published by Centre for Mental Health ten years ago. The new figures relate to the financial year 2016/17 and estimate that equates to

over £34.9 billion

each year! That’s an average of

£1,300 

per employee in the UK workforce!

But where do you start?

You know it’s the right thing to do and important not just from a company point of view, but for the people you care about.

But you’re already feeling the pressure with all the work from your day job piling up.

And now you’re overwhelmed with the amount of information available and the responsibility of the task in hand and you just don’t know where to begin!

This is where I come in…

I’m Emma and I love a good read and have done the research, so I can help you navigate all the data, build your strategy and select the right training options for your business.

The GOOD NEWS is that you don’t have to revolutionise workplace practices. Raising awareness of mental health throughout your organisation can take some simple inexpensive steps and I can show you how.

The key is a willingness to move towards a more open culture though honest conversations.

The Business in the Community (BITC) ‘Mental health toolkit’ for employers recommends Mental health First Aid (MHFA) training as part of a business strategy to tackle mental health in the workplace, I’m qualified to deliver this recently updated training, enabling participants to become Mental Health First Aiders.

Of course, there’s no ‘one size fits all’ – I’ve learned that from spending over 25 years in a wonderful range of diverse business settings at both the sharp end and behind-the-scenes including stations, call centres, depots, client offices, head offices etc.

How I help

My extensive learning and development experience and understanding of the challenges faced by teams and individuals alike, drives me to focus on practical solutions accessible to everyone. I can guide you to select the right options for you.

Wherever your employers and managers are based, and whatever the setting, I have developed a range of mental health workshops and services:

"Mental Health First Aid"

WORKSHOP

Qualify participants as Mental Health First Aiders so they can  support colleagues, friends or family members, by providing help on a first aid basis and effectively guide someone to the right support services. Learn the important message of self-care.

"We all have mental health"

WORKSHOP

Raise mental health awareness across the workplace and inspire your teams to find ways to start those conversations and reduce stigma.

Lunch and Learn option also available.

"Mental health - what managers need to know"

WORKSHOP

Upskill managers to recognise the signs to look out for, and how to support someone with mental health issues, either at work, during their absence or back into work through enhanced listening skills and a flexible approach.

"Customer service and mental health"

WORKSHOP

Training for front-line teams interacting by phone or in person, with customers who may demonstrate behaviours linked with mental health issues.

Developing a mental wellbeing strategy

CONSULTATION

Mental health training is a key priority for business, but isn’t a stand-alone concept! Supported by a step-by-step approach, you can further build a culture of openess by embedding mental wellbeing throughout the employee life cycle for the long term success of your business.

One-to-One

As well as working with businesses, it’s always a privilege to support individuals one-to-one, to become more self-aware, build resilience and find the courage to take the next step. If you are surviving when you could be thriving (the theme of mental health awareness week – May 2017) then why not think about exploring ways to improve your wellbeing and resilience.my coaching approach

Workshops to further embed mental wellbeing and create a more resilient, emotionally intelligent team

Emotional intelligence is at the heart of all the workshops I deliver, on a range of topics such as resilience & managing stress, handling conflict and customer service excellence. I can help you understand the needs of your organisation and find and create learning solutions to match.

"you get back commitment in spades (compared to) what you give if you support your staff…for us there is a real link between caring for people and their wellbeing, customer satisfaction and profit"

Head of People Services at Rowlinson Knitwear

source BITC mental health toolkit

Who I work with

Testimonials

Here’s what others have said about working with me.

Emma’s commitment, flexibility and non-judgemental attitude, along with her listening and coaching skills have been a real asset in her volunteer facilitator role for our depression support groups. She’s also a founder member of our Linking Minds initiative, with the mission to raise awareness of mental health and our support facilities, reduce stigma and develop learning and fundraising initiatives to local businesses and the wider community. We’re delighted to be working in partnership with her.

Dan Curtis

CEO, CornerHouse

Emma is a very motivated, lively knowledgeable and dedicated consultant. Her energetic and professional approach to all aspects of her role were greatly appreciated by me, together with her honest input and insight in the way we reshaped the HR function at Eurostar. I highly recommend Emma.

Gerard Jacques

Director of People , Eurostar International Ltd

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