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  1. 1. Mental Wellbeing Rachel Weiss @Rowan_Rachel Rachel.weiss@rowan-consultancy.co.uk www.facebook.com/RowanConsultancy
  2. 2. Workshop purpose: After this training, you will • Appreciate the difference between mental health and mental wellbeing • Be familiar with the concept of Wellbeing Champions • Know of the HSE Management Standards • Distinguish between Depression, Anxiety & Stress and know ways to mitigate them.
  3. 3. CIPD definition of well-being Creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows an employee to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and their organisation 5 components: Physical, Mental, Social, Spiritual, Intellectual
  4. 4. Mental Health
  5. 5. Physical Health
  6. 6. Mental Health vs Mental Illness • Everyone has mental health all the time: it varies from good to poor • Some people have mental illnesses, temporary or ongoing. These are clinically diagnosed eg depression, anxiety, eating disorders, schizophrenia.
  7. 7. http://wmhp.cmhaontario.ca/workplace-mental-health-core-concepts-issues/what-is-mental-health- and-mental-illness
  8. 8. In Scotland: • 1 in 4 people experiences a mental health problem at some point in their lifetime. • at any one time 1 in 6 people has a mental health problem. Mental Health Foundation 2016
  9. 9. Legal, business and moral cases
  10. 10. Depression “It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope. That very deadened feeling, which is so very different from feeling sad.” J.K. Rowling
  11. 11. Depression Thoughts: • I am no good • Life is no good • Nothing will ever get better Feelings Hopeless, helpless, no pleasure in anything Tired and withdrawn
  12. 12. What can help depression? • Exercise • Anti-depressants • Being outside • Social support • Knowledge • Identifying unhelpful thinking habits
  13. 13. Anxiety “You know that feeling when you’re rocking on the back legs of your chair and suddenly for just a split second you think you’re about to fall? Imagine that feeling being frozen in time and lodged in your chest for hours or days, and imagine with it a sense of doom and dread sticking around too, but sometimes you don’t even know why.”
  14. 14. Our natural alarm system
  15. 15. Anxiety Thoughts • Something bad’s going to happen • I’m going to pass out Feelings Fear or panic On edge Worry dizzy, nausea Behaviour: Talking fast, restless
  16. 16. What can help anxiety? • Breathing • Relaxation • Medication • Reality checks • Identifying unhelpful thinking habits
  17. 17. STOP
  18. 18. What is Stress? Stress occurs…. ….when the perceived demands on us exceed our perceived resources
  19. 19. Stress and Burnout • Perfectionist, conscientious people • People who live to serve others What helps? • Learning to look after yourself • Exercise, relaxing, friends, walks, solitude • Recover, then learn new habits
  20. 20. Stress Busting Tools Physical Emotional Cognitive Behavioural Relaxation Exercise Breathe Acknowledge Accept your emotion Tell somebody Reality check Self-talk Positive thinking Assertiveness Negotiation Lower Demands Increased support
  21. 21. Supporting colleagues • Ask once, ask twice • Take it seriously • Listen and reflect • Ask questions • Don't try and fix it • Build your knowledge
  22. 22. Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) Counselling Service Financial advice Legal advice 24/7 helpline
  23. 23. Healthy working lives 0800 019 221 Advice line on workplace health issues www.healthyworkinglives.com
  24. 24. When Bill returns to work, people say “Good to see you back!” and ask how he is.
  25. 25. Ways to promote mental health and wellbeing at work • Good employment practice • Effective return-to-work and rehabilitation strategies • A line manager who cares • Proactive employee well-being support
  26. 26. Reducing Pressure at Work • take short breaks • give clear briefs when delegating (clear, capable & motivated) • avoid passing stress on to others by taking time to relax following exposure to pressure • Lead by example
  27. 27. HSE Management Standards • Demand • Control • Support • Roles • Relationships http://www.hse.gov.uk/stress/standards/
  28. 28. Demonstrate senior level buy-in Raise awareness about mental health Update and implement policies to address mental health problems in the workplace Ask staff to share personal experiences of mental health problems Equip line managers to have conversations about mental health Provide information about mental health and signpost to support services Demonstrate accountability and recruit Employee Champions Action plan: seven key principles
  29. 29. Mental Wellbeing Champions • Time to Change Employer pledge • Wellbeing Champions • Mental Health First Aiders
  30. 30. Shared responsibility for our health Our employer has some responsibility and so do we. To work well we need to: • Take responsibility for own wellbeing • Monitor our own mental and physical health • Seek support when needed
  31. 31. Caring for my mental wellbeing
  32. 32. How do you look after your mental health?
  33. 33. Rowan courses Manager as Coach Perth, March 25th Managing Mental Health Perth, May 13th or online June 11th 2 hours Mediation Skills Perth, Sept 24 and 25
  34. 34. Join the Rowan conversations www.facebook.com/RowanConsultancy @Rowan_Rachel

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  • My physical symptoms and Garrys
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • How much, of what, by when?
  • As a Champion you will raise awareness of mental health and help to break down stigma in the workplacChampions have a leading role in ending stigma and the culture of silence