Making Sense of Mental Health
Aims to make participants better informed and more comfortable in addressing mental health and ill-health, and looks at what we can all do to help ourselves and others
Mental health has moved centre stage in many areas of our lives including the workplace for very good reasons. There are huge costs at personal, performance and financial levels. There also persists a lot of misunderstanding, misinformation and lack of opportunity to have honest dialogue around this complex subject.
This introductory workshop, suitable for all staff, aims to breakdown some of the common misconceptions about what mental health actually is, seeking to make it safe to talk about mental health and ill-health. It shares facts and figures to demystify and move beyond blame, shame and unhelpful attitudes.
The workshop moves on to explore some of the common underlying factors which contribute to mental ill health, the role stress and burnout, and what to do if in distress. Participants will leave with an understanding of stigma, discrimination and prejudice and what we can do to eradicate them - how we can all take better care of ourselves and others and stay well.
The workshop is grounded in science and evidence, led by leading Work Well Being Associate a medical doctor with a background in psychiatry and herself an ‘expert by experience’.
- Empowers participants to feel more comfortable discussing mental health
- Provides solid evidence grounded in science to demystify preconceptions
- Supports participants to better relate to others
- Enables participants to become more aware of their own mental health and provides the confidence to share when experiencing difficulty
- Shares strategies for staying well and promoting positive mental wellbeing