Mental Health, Resilience and Covid-19
Covid-19 has had a major impact on how we all work but have we taken the time to reflect on how it has impacted our own mental health and wellbeing, as well as that of our colleagues, employees and students?
And with many organisations now starting to plan for a return to the workplace, how can we integrate wellbeing plans, manage phased returns, improve communication and deal with the social anxiety that may be experienced from being around people again?
This online training session will consider all of these points and provide advice, hints and tips about best practice in business for managing mental health as well as ways we can develop our own resilience.
The full agenda can be found below.
The online training session will take 1 hour 30 minutes and will be conducted using the Zoom platform. All attendees will be provided with a certificate of attendance, training materials which will be yours to keep and a link to the recording. The training materials will include all topic areas discussed during the session, as well as additional resources for self-reading.
Presenter: Hayley Broughton-McKinna
Born and raised in Manchester, Hayley holds a degree in Psychology. She has substantial experience in the field of mental health, both in a personal and professional capacity. Her professional experience stems from paid and voluntary roles over the past 8 years. Such roles have included; working in psychiatric hospitals, with adults, children, those with eating disorders and managing a crisis support line for adult survivors of childhood abuse. Hayley currently works in police custody settings assessing the mental health of detainees. She has also worked in community settings as well as undertaking a mental health placement in Sri Lanka.
Full agenda and learning outcomes:
Pressures of Covid-19
We will discuss some of the impacts of Covid-19 on mental health and wellbeing caused by:
- The loss of predictability, certainty, routine and future plans.
- Lack of social contact and how this can lead to a sense of loneliness
- Social anxiety from mixing with people again.
- Grief and the unique challenges that come with grieving during a pandemic
Managing self-working from home
This session will cover many of the difficulties experienced from working at home:
- The impact of having to be more self-sufficient and organising time and resources in a different way.
- Difference in management styles – have your line managers been in regular contact and heavily involved or adopted a more distant approach?
- Working in isolation
You will learn some techniques to keep you motivated and avoid procrastination whilst exploring the importance of work / home separation.
Stress associated with online teaching
This session will specifically explore the struggles of teaching online:
- barriers to rapport
- ability to monitor individual students’ progress
- the role of distractions
- the impact of being a source of emotional support for students
Best practice in business
This session will cover some best practice examples for managing mental health in the workplace post pandemic. It will also cover:
- wellbeing plans,
- phased returns,
- communication tools to improve team solidarity
The session will conclude by looking at resilience as a protective factor against mental illness and ways in which we can become more resilient. In particular, the importance of adaptability and hope will be discussed.
This training session is being conducted by PMAC. PMAC are a leading provider of workplace mental health and wellbeing training. They believe that employees in all industries are entitled to training that will give them the tools they need to manage their own health and wellbeing, and allow them to be the best, most productive version of themselves.
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