Wellbeing Workshops and Programmes for Staff
· Employers have seen a significant rise in recent years in the numbers of staff with mental health problems; up 41% over the last 5 years, (according to the CIPD’s Absence Management 2016 survey).
· Nearly 1 in 5 people experience a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year. However, the vast majority of people experiencing some mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD, don't seek medical attention.
· Mental illness impacts upon all demographics; young and old, from high-powered executives to factory workers, and from full-time employees to part-time volunteers. Employers and organisations need to recognize this and make mental health and wellbeing of their workforce a major priority.
· Around one in three families currently includes someone who is mentally ill.
· 10% of the UK adult population experience symptoms of depression in any given week. Prescriptions of anti-depressants have increased by over 500% in the last 25 years. (ONS)
Staff wellbeing is a key determinant of an organisation’s performance. Yet, as the above statistics suggest the Mental Health and Wellbeing of staff needs to be a priority for any organisation. Neglecting to budget for staff wellbeing programmes could be having a significant detrimental effect on your organisation in terms of recruitment, absence, and reduced productivity.
At brightcore consultancy we have the skills, experience and qualifications to deliver a range of offers to ensure you are highly effective in providing for the Mental Health and Wellbeing needs of your staff.
We offer a range of staff wellbeing programmes from standalone workshops to long term wellbeing courses.
Staff Mindfulness Courses:
- Promoting Wellbeing & Work-Life Balance
- Stress Management & Relaxation Techniques
- Developing Staff Mental Health Action Groups
We run 9-week on-site Mindfulness courses. We start with a taster session followed by 8 consecutive weekly sessions of 1.5 hours each. These can run after work one night each week and often serve as highly effective CPD and are incredibly popular with the course participants. We can accommodate up to 30 participants on each course.
Considerable academic research has been conducted by institutions such as Oxford, Harvard, Bangor and Exeter Universities into the benefits of mindfulness practice in both adults and children. To read more about the evidence, please click here. But in essence, the evidence shows that regular Mindfulness practice leads, amongst other things, to a reduction in stress, burnout and anxiety, better mental health, greater wellbeing, self-confidence, self-efficacy, self- compassion and sense of personal growth, an improved ability to manage thoughts and behaviour, an increase in coping skills, increased kindness and compassion to others, greater tolerance, forgiveness and patience, less anger and hostility, increased cognitive performance, including the ability to pay attention and focus, make decisions and respond flexibly to challenges, enhanced job performance, including better classroom management and organisation, greater ability to prioritise, to see the whole picture, to be more self- motivated and autonomous, to show greater attunement to the needs of others, and to achieve more supportive relationships.