Mental Health Workshops

Are you effectively managing stress?
Good news, Thrive can help.

For many people our webinars prompt further questions, and more answers are needed. Thrive also deliver Mental Health Workshops aimed at a more interactive audience. Our workshops cover different areas of mental health training, while having the same end goal – educating and improving people’s lives.
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Stress Management Anxiety Reduction Mental Health and You Mental Health and Working From Home Mental Health Policies and Procedures Mental Health and Support Redundancy Resilience - Employee Redundancy Resilience - Employer

Stress Management Workshop

Stress is called many things – pressure, fatigue, or burnout for example. We all know what it’s like to feel stressed or be under pressure. It’s a perfectly normal part of life.

However, becoming overwhelmed by stress can lead to mental health problems. Or it can make existing mental health problems worse.

Our ‘stress managed’ workshop will provide you with a greater understanding of what stress is. It will help you identify stress triggers, and how stress can be effectively managed. Being aware of pressures and stresses and knowing how to deal with them is a great starting point to help reduce mental ill health.

What the workshop covers:

  • What is stress?
  • Sources of stress.
  • What is anxiety?
  • What are anxiety disorders?
  • Stress containers.
  • Helpful coping strategies.
  • Tips, tricks, and tools to leading a healthier ‘stress managed’ life.

What are the benefits?

  • Understand what stress is.
  • Identify stress triggers (signatures).
  • Learn self-help techniques.
  • Reduce mental ill health in the workplace and at home.
  • Increased understanding of your own stress.
  • Increased empathy towards those around you.
  • Allows you to lead a more balanced existence.
This workshop is packed full of great information, real life experiences, meaningful exercises, and coping strategies to help live a more stress and pressure free life.

Anxiety Reduction Workshop

People often clump together stress and anxiety. Somebody under extreme stress can experience mental and physical symptoms such as anger, irritability, muscle aches and sleep problems.

Anxiety is a persistent feeling of worry that won’t go away, and it may arise as a result of stress. It’s important to understand the difference between anxiety and stress, and to know the origins of both.

Our Anxiety Reduction Workshop shows how to help lessen any feelings of excessive anxiety you, a friend, or family member may be experiencing. We examine the science behind why we get anxious in the first place, look at different types of anxiety disorder, and spend time examining thought disorders and techniques to overcome anxious feelings.

What the workshop covers:

  • What is anxiety?
  • What are anxiety disorders?
  • Why do we get anxious?
  • What are cognitive distortions?
  • Helpful coping strategies.
  • Tips, tricks, and tools to leading a healthier ‘anxiety reduced’ lifestyle.

What are the benefits?

  • Understand what anxiety is.
  • Identify why and when we get anxious.
  • Learn self-help techniques.
  • Reduce mental ill health in the workplace and at home.
  • Increased understanding of your own anxiety.
  • Increased empathy towards those around you.
  • Allows you to lead a more balanced existence.
This workshop is packed full of great information, real life experiences, meaningful exercises, and coping strategies to help live a more anxious free life.

Mental Health and You

Who is the most important person in your world?

You may have said a partner, a child, or a parent. But the actual answer should be you.

We often struggle to put our own oxygen mask on first and to help ourselves because we are too busy helping other people. This workshop allows you to step back and take stock of your own mental health. It encourages you to think differently towards mental ill health.

What the workshop covers:

  • What is mental health, and why it needs to have parity with physical health.
  • Why having good mental health is vital, and what that means to us as individuals.
  • How to improve mental resilience.
  • Perceptions of mental health in the wider world. How has stigma and discrimination changed over time?
  • Reinforcing mental strength, and developing effective coping strategies.
  • It’s OK not to be OK – why this is so important.
  • Tips, tricks, and tools to leading a healthier, mentally aware life.

What are the benefits?

  • Understanding the difference between good and poor mental health.
  • Identify stigma and discrimination.
  • Learn self-help techniques for looking after our own mental health .
  • Reduce mental ill health in the workplace and at home.
  • Increased understanding of your own coping mechanisms.
  • Increased empathy towards those around you.

Mental Health and Working From Home

This workshop has been designed for anyone who spends time working from home. It includes a worksheet to be completed during the workshop, and an activity sheet for personal use.

We focus on the stress and anxiety which sadly has started to become common when working from home. We explore why we experience stress and anxiety in the first place, and importantly, what can we do to help ourselves and support others. We also consider what team managers can do to help their employees with a transition to home working.

What the workshop covers:

  • What are the causes of stress?
  • What is anxiety and how can we influence our thoughts and feelings?
  • Managing our stress and anxiety levels to help improve our mental health.
  • What’s the best WFH environment to help us flourish?
  • Working from home checklist to success .
  • Tools and tips for self-care and recognising stress symptoms in others.

Mental Health Policies and Procedures – Where do we start?

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) “Mental health policy defines the vision for the future mental health of the population, specifying the framework which will be put in place to manage and prevent priority mental and neurological disorders.”

But what does this mean to us as a team leaders or business owners?

Around one in four people in the UK suffer from a mental health problem each year. The NHS has set out that it wants to achieve “parity of esteem” between mental and physical health.

What the workshop covers:

  • Where do we start as an organisation?
  • What should a wellbeing program look like?
  • What resources do I need? The three P’s:
    • People
    • Process
    • Policy
  • What are the core standards to follow?
  • Applying risk checklists to real life examples.
  • Mental Health and wellbeing gap analysis.
  • Helpful resources.
This Workshop is designed to start the conversation for examining the business case for mental health and wellbeing policy creation and enablement.

Mental Health and Support

What can I do to help?

A frequently asked question across all Mental Health Training courses. In order to support others, we must first recognise in ourselves what support we can offer. Am I mentally resilient or mentally strong to assist with someone who might need support? What options can I discuss with them?

This workshop is intended as a broad brush look at what support options are available. It’s most effective when used as a follow up workshop to any previous Thrive Mental Health Workshop.

What the workshop covers:

  • How to recognise in ourselves when we need support.
  • Why is early support critical for supporting mental health problems?
  • What professional help is available and how to access it?
  • What is signposting and how does this work?
  • Building out a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP).
  • Online support tools, websites and apps.
  • Further training and support opportunities.

What are the benefits?

  • Understanding the difference between good and poor mental health.
  • Understand stigma and discrimination.
  • Learn self-help techniques for looking after our own mental health.
  • Reduce mental ill health in the workplace and at home.
  • Increased understanding of support networks available.
  • Checking your mental resilience level.
  • Gateway to Mental Health First Aid Training.

Redundancy Resilience - Employee

Why me? And why now? As life impacts go, being made redundant or the process of redundancy consultation, is up there amongst the most stressful and worrying times we can experience.

Our redundancy resilience workshop runs in two parts – employee and employer. We aim to provide support and help for individuals on both sides of the process. And we examine what life looks like after redundancy, for those who have left and those who are left behind in the workplace.

What the workshop covers:

  • Hearing the news.
  • Five stages of redundancy grief unravelled.
  • What professional help is available and how to access it?
  • Mental health and life impacts.
  • Moving forward and next steps.
  • Online tools, websites and apps.
  • Further training and support opportunities.

What are the benefits?

  • How to build mental resilience to counter life impacts.
  • Understand stigma and discrimination associated with redundancy.
  • Learn self-help techniques for looking after our own mental health throughout the redundancy process.
  • Reduce mental ill health in the workplace and at home.
  • Increased understanding of support networks available.
  • Checking your mental resilience level.
  • Understanding our thoughts and feelings better.
  • How can you prepare for redundancy?

Redundancy Resilience - Employer

Why me? And why now? As life impacts go, being made redundant or the process of redundancy consultation, is up there amongst the most stressful and worrying times we can experience.

Our redundancy resilience workshop runs in two parts – employee and employer. We aim to provide support and help for individuals on both sides of the process. And we examine what life looks like after redundancy, for those who have left and those who are left behind in the workplace.

What the workshop covers:

  • Consultation and breaking news.
  • Five stages of redundancy grief unravelled.
  • How to support and be supported by the organisation.
  • Mental health and working with those employees that are at risk of redundancy.
  • Stress risk assessment.
  • Online tools, websites and apps.
  • Further training and support opportunities.

What are the benefits?

  • How to build mental resilience to counter life impacts.
  • Understand stigma and discrimination associated with redundancy.
  • Learn self-help techniques for looking after our own mental health throughout the redundancy process.
  • Reduce mental ill health in the workplace and at home.
  • Increased understanding of support networks available.
  • Checking your mental resilience level.
  • Understanding our thoughts and feelings better.
  • How can you prepare for redundancy?

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