Stress and anxiety, particularly in the workplace, are fast becoming leading global health problems. The UK Mental Health Foundation recently reported that 74 per cent of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. And a 2017 report from the Centre for Economic and Business Research found that workplace absence was costing the UK economy £18 bn in lost productivity, with a predicted increase to £21 bn in 2020 and £26 bn in 2030. I’m sure you agree that doesn’t sound good for employers or the working population.
So poor mental health is bad for business. But taking care of your staff isn’t just about reducing the cost of staff turnover. With only 58% of employees believing their boss cares about their wellbeing, it’s part of your company’s culture too.
If you are an employer, manager or a front-line worker who understands the need for good mental health and wellbeing at work and who wants to introduce the agenda of mental health into your organisation but not sure how, Mindful Community can.
WHAT WE DO
Neuroscientists, psychologists, business leaders, HR and Health and Safety Professionals, to name but a few, are already convinced of the benefits of mindfulness. There is a growing body of evidence from leading scientific research institutes across the globe that prove mindfulness techniques help calm the mind, strengthen emotional intelligence and increase self-awareness – resulting in individuals making wiser choices and enhancing their way of living to become healthier, happier, calmer and more compassionate.
Specialist workplace mindfulness training gives individuals the ability to notice what is happening in the moment without getting swept up by difficult thoughts, emotions or feelings. It gives the ability to respond wisely to stress, reducing unpleasant symptoms.
It is an opportunity to rest the mind from its continuous internal chatter which can be challenging and tiring. Ultimately, it’s about feeling calmer and happier.
Check out this video by Dan Harris who gives an excellent explanation:
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING PROGRAMMES
Promoting and managing positive mental health and wellbeing at work is vital for healthy employees and a healthy sustainable business.
At Mindful Community we deliver Mental Health First Aid and the i-act programmes.
i-act workplace mental health and wellbeing training (CPD accredited) : i-act is the UK’s leading evidence-based and accredited mental health and wellbeing programme for understanding and managing mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. This is a preventative model of wellbeing. One day training for employees/front line workers or managers.
Mental Health First Aid: Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England training courses teach people to spot the signs of mental health issues, offer initial help and guide a person towards support. We don’t teach people to be therapists, but we do teach people to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.
If you are experiencing anxiety, low mood or stress at work, Wellness Coaching or Counselling Psychotherapy can help cultivate self-awareness, better understand behaviours and reactions, learn how to cope better under pressure, improve general wellbeing, increase levels of confidence and self-esteem. With coaching or therapy you can learn to free your mind from burden. You live a happier life.
At Mindful Community we have highly qualified and experienced therapists and coaches who can support you through difficult times at work and at home.
CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
The team at Mindful Community frequently talk at events and conferences of all sizes on mental health & wellbeing, mindfulness and stress management.
Up and coming events include:
- DoTerra Dexto event on 29th March, Richmond
- Surrey Police Wellbeing Event on 3rd April, Guildford
- BOHS (The Charter Society for Worker Health Protection) on 4th April, Brighton
- Castrol (British Petroleum), Mindfulness Day on 15th May, Pangbourne
- Surrey HR Forum, Guildford on 9th May: Mental Health – more than just a tick box
- Welsh Universities Conference, Gregynog, Wales on 13th July: Mental Health and Wellbeing (i-act)
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