Workplace Health & Wellbeing Programmes

The programmes have been specifically developed for people working in a high pressure environment. They have significantly increased awareness about mental health issues and provided managers with the knowledge to identify early warning signs of stress, anxiety and depression. Please click here to read a case study, which details these improvements.

The Connecting with People workplace training programmes are all between 1 and 2 hours in duration to minimise the disruption to the business operation.

Two of our principal Trainers also advise both the coalition government and the shadow government on mental health policy.

All of the Health and Wellbeing programmes shown in the table below would include information about your organisation’s wellbeing provision. We work with your HR and Occupational Health people to make sure that our training would support and promote the internal resources.

 

ProductDuration
Mental Health Awareness for Line Managers2 hours
Senior Manager Briefing on Mental Health1 hour
Bite Sized Mental Health Briefing1 hour
Mental Health Awareness in Organisations2 hours
Resilience Development Training2 hours
Emotional Resourcefulness Training2 hours
Peer to Peer Support Networks8 week programme, 2 hours per week
Get Well Fitness Health ManagerSoftware package 20 minute online self-assessment survey with
Physical and Emotional Wellbeing Measures

 

We also offer bespoke programmes to meet the needs of your organisation.

Mental Health Awareness for Line Managers (2 hours)

A training session that is designed for Line Managers in group sizes of either 12 or 24 people per session.

Aims
This workshop aims to provide Line Managers with:

  • A greater awareness of emotional wellbeing issues in the workplace
  • A clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities in relation to members of their team who experience emotional distress
  • Knowledge to support members of their team with emotional wellbeing issues.

Objectives
By the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Have a better understanding of the truth behind the myths and stigma associated with emotional wellbeing
  • Understand why emotional wellbeing matters and the impact of work on mental health
  • Understand your legal obligations as a line manager and employer
  • To understand the prevalence of emotional distress and common health problems
  • Understand the early warning signs of emotional distress and how to take action
  • Learn how to talk to someone experiencing emotional distress
  • Understand where to seek help internally and externally

Business case
The workshop changes workplace culture and attitudes toward stress and emotional wellbeing, thereby delivering increased productivity, reduced costs and employee engagement:

  • Increasing resilience
  • Managing sickness absence
  • Reducing “presenteeism” or low productivity while at work
  • Reducing staff turnover
  • Increasing employee engagement - team morale and loyalty
  • Increased flexibility to change management

The training provides a practical toolkit to managing stress.  It is an experiential and practical approach for line managers and key personnel.  It improves productivity and resilience.  Please see the case study for this programme

 

 

Senior Manager Briefing on Mental Health (1 hour)

This briefing is designed to ensure that Senior Managers have an understanding of the business case for managing health and wellbeing in the workplace. They will be briefed on the content of the Mental Heath Awareness for Line Manager training that their colleagues in the business will attend. These sessions are suitable for group sizes of either 12 or 24 people per session.

Aims
This workshop aims to provide Line Managers with:

  • A greater awareness of the business case for managing emotional wellbeing issues in the workplace
  • An understanding of the objectives and content of the Mental Health Awareness Line Manager training sessions

Objectives
By the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Have a better understanding of the truth behind the myths and stigma associated with emotional wellbeing
  • Understand why emotional wellbeing matters and the impact of work on mental health
  • Understand your legal obligations as a line manager and employer
  • To understand the prevalence of emotional distress and common health problems

The briefing ensures that senior managers will support their colleagues in managing health and wellbeing issues in the workplace and be equipped to challenge attitudes towards stress and health and wellbeing.

 

Bite-Sized Mental Health Briefing (1 hour)

The purpose of the bite-sized briefing sessions is to engage people in the topic of emotional wellbeing and the impact that poor wellbeing can have on workplace productivity.  The session provides an opportunity to speak to someone who has personal experience of managing their own mental health issues in the workplace.  Someone from the Group HR function closes the session by providing a briefing on the in-house wellbeing programme and resources available.

Outcomes

  • Aware of the stigma associated with mental health
  • Encouraged to do something about it
  • Knowledge of how to identify employees who have mental health problems
  • Advice and guidance on managing our own mental health
  • Keep talking about mental health

 

 

Mental Health Awareness in Organisations (2 hours)

This session aims to develop empathy and challenge stigma by helping participants develop their understanding of why people experience stress anxiety and depression and how the pressures of life events can lead to mental health issues.

Aims

  • To reduce stigma about mental health
  • To increase participants’ understanding of stress, anxiety and depression

Objectives
By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Have discussed the myths associated with mental health and suicide and barriers to seeking help
  • Understand the causes of stress, anxiety and depression
  • Understand the causes of stress, anxiety and depression
  • Understand the early warning signs of stress, anxiety and depression
  • Learn how to talk to someone experiencing emotional distress
  • Understand where to seek support for someone internally and externally



Resilience Development Training (2 hours)

Aim

  • To increase participants’ ability to cope with emotional distress or stressful life events and support colleagues to do the same

Objectives
By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Be able to define emotional resilience and how to develop it
  • Understand the relationship between stress tolerance and resilience
  • Understand the myths associated with mental health and how to overcome the barriers to seeking help and support
  • Know the factors that influence emotional resilience
  • Have developed a plan to build their own emotional resilience at work
  • Have developed a plan to maintain their resilience when under pressure

 

 

Emotional Resourcefulness Training

Aims

  • To increase participants’ understanding about the importance of emotional wellbeing
  • To increase participants’ awareness of the key components of emotional resilience
  • For each participant to develop a plan to improve their emotional resourcefulness

Objectives
By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Understand the definition of emotional wellbeing and emotional resilience
  • Understand how stressors can have impact on emotional wellbeing
  • Understand Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
  • Have written down what they need to do to maintain their 5 a week for emotional wellbeing
  • Developed a plan to improve their emotional resourcefulness
  • Write down their resourcefulness plan

 

 

GetFit Health Manager Online Programme

GetFit Health Manager is an award winning health assessment and engagement service and an excellent first step in providing a supportive environment that encourages healthy behaviours.

Developed by leading health professionals using a strong evidence base and stringent health guidelines, GetFit Health Manager helps individuals to identify and reduce health risks and manage chronic conditions through better lifestyle choices.

Powerful management reporting features allow stakeholders to assess participation, behaviour change and health outcomes across their populations over time and identify health risks that may require attention.

Unlike standard health assessment tools, GetFit Health Manager has a number of unique and powerful features designed to improve participation and health improvement within a population. Some of these features include:

  • A holistic overall assessment of an individual's health including medical, lifestyle, professional and psychological wellbeing
  • Context driven communication using an individual's personal situation (lifestyle and health outcomes) to make connections between areas of concern within their health report thus providing relevant and timely support
  • Clear communication of health risk and the interdependencies between health factors together with reinforcement of positive health behaviours
  • Disease risk assessment and condition management programmes as standard
  • Goal setting, reassessment and progress reporting for every participant
  • Seamless integration of award winning intervention programmes from the individual's health report to help them take the next step (optional)


GetFit Health Manager is designed to:

  • Assess and report on health risks within a population, allowing action to be taken before illness can manifest and impact on profitability and productivity
  • Give a holistic overall assessment of the user's health, including medical, lifestyle, professional, and psychological wellbeing
  • Encourage users who have positive behaviours to continue positive lifestyle choices
  • Give clear guidance on areas that can be improved, explaining the benefits of change to the user based on the user's personal profile characteristics
  • Illustrate how different areas of health and lifestyle interact to produce ill health and reduced wellbeing (a joined up solution)
  • Give clear risk assessment of the user's future health and communicate this to facilitate personal behaviour change
  • Support and enhance the services of our healthcare partners to better manage the health of their client populations

 

Peer to Peer Support Networks

Our Peer to Peer support networks are designed to increase resilience and improve recovery.  They are designed for both people who have personal experience of mental health problems and those that have provided support as a carer for someone who has experienced mental health problems.  A programme of Peer to Peer support will comprise of 8 x 2 hour sessions for up to 20 people, with one session per week over an eight week period. 

The eight week programme covers both employment and recovery themes.  Please see the table below for an overview of the programme.

 

WeekRecovery ThemeEmployment Theme
1Introduction:  Employment Recovery
  • Sharing our experiences
  • Positive personal stories of recovery
 
2Self:  Illness and Identity
  • Stigma and finding one’s voice
  • Reframing illness within one’s life
  • Self-management; goal setting
 
3 Supportive Employment:
  • Stories of success from the workplace and your relationship with your boss (A manager with experience of supporting an employee with mental health problems will attend the session)
4Medics and Care:  Professional Resources
  • Talking therapy
  • Medication
  • Exercise
  • Nutrition
  • Alternative therapies
  • Service-user choice
 
5 Working with the Employer:
  • Constructive negotiations
  • Best practice at work
  • Reasonable adjustments
    (An in-house colleague from HR should attend this session)
6Support Network:  Friends, Family and Carers 
7  The Role of Occupational Health:
  • Self-management
  • Confidentiality and disclosure within the workplace
    (An in-house colleague from HR/Occupational Health should attend this session)
8Moving on from the Workshops and Doing It For Yourself:
  • Reflections, experiences and lessons learned from the workshops
  • Self-efficacy and acceptance
 


 


Programme

Number of Sessions Per
Day at a single location

Fee (excluding VAT)
for up to 12 delegates
(1 Trainer)

Fee (excluding VAT)
for up to 24 delegates
(2 Trainers)

Mental Health Awareness for Line Managers

1 Session

2 Sessions

3 Sessions

£1800

£2500

£3000

£2500

£3500

£4000

Senior Manager Briefing on Mental Health

1 Session

2 Sessions

3 Sessions

4 Sessions

5 Sessions

£1500

£2000

£2500

£2800

£3000

£2500

£3000

£3500

£4000

£4500

 Bite Sized Mental Health Briefing

1 Session

2 Sessions

3 Sessions

4 Sessions

£1500

£2000

£2500

£2800

£3500

£3000

£3500

£4000

Mental Health Awareness for Organisations

1 Session

2 Sessions

3 Sessions

£1800

£2500

£3000

£2500

£3500

£4000

Resilience Development
 

1 Session

2 Sessions

3 Sessions

£1800

£2500

£3000

£2500

£3500

£4000

Emotional Resourcefulness
 

1 Session

2 Sessions

3 Sessions

£1800

£2500

£3000

£2500

£3500

£4000


Programme

Number of Sessions at a single locationFee (excluding VAT)
Peer to Peer Support Networks (8 weeks programme)1 Session per day * 8 weeks£9600
GetFit Health Managern/a

£20 per head
(minimum 500 people)