Support. Prevention. Understanding
The Wellbeing Affect delivers Workplace Mental Health and Wellbeing programs to many organisations, and aids at being complementary to their current strategies, programs, and initiatives. However, in some cases, it is the start of an organisational shift towards a cultural change that catapults wellbeing into the limelight.
We understand the need to have a corporate culture of proactive, preventative management of workplace wellbeing, and this requires organisations to recognise the intrinsic value of what wellbeing really means.
Almost half of all Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. We know that mental illness affects not only mortality, but also people’s social and emotional wellbeing. It influences and affects people’s ability to lead a functioning life through personal, social, and economic factors. And where do people spend the majority of their week? Well, working adults spend more time at work – approximately one-third of their day, than in any other setting. This gives employers unrivalled opportunities to influence and therefore benefit the health and wellbeing of their workers.
So, how do we support staff to feel connected, have meaningful working relationships, contribute to their communities, and have meaningful skills to increase self-confidence and therefore efficacy in the workplace?
Now is the time to invest in our Workplace Mental Health First Aid and Wellbeing courses for your staff.
✓ Two Hour Course
✓ Groups of up to 25 employees
✓ Interactive, Experiential, Engaging
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
✓ Blended online mode of delivery (12 participants)
✓ face-to-face delivery (up to 22 participants)
✓ Accredited staff, MHFA Officers
✓ Quarterly Reviews With Wellbeing Champion
✓ Implementation Procedure
✓ Long Term Sustainability
✓ Refresher Training For Staff
MENTAL HEALTH AND
✓ Tailored workshops to meet the needs/wants of your workplace
✓ Online or face-to-face delivery
✓ Time to be confirmed by you – 90 minute to full day workshops available
Mental Health & Wellbeing Workshops
Our Mental Health & Wellbeing workshops, upskill staff by delivering key messages about how to best support the mental health and wellbeing of your staff in the workplace. Our team work extremely hard to ensure that every training program that we run, has been tailored to meet the needs/wants of the workplace we are presenting too. This provides participants with connection to the content, but more importantly, it enables us to be able to deliver key messages to staff about support systems that are in place, like EAPs, which is essential in creating a safe and healthy workplace.
Having the right facilitator to deliver our workshops is crucial to how your staff will engage with it and get the most from it. We know the evidence – trainers need to be adaptable, competent, have great interpersonal skills and be able to stimulate and entertain – at the same time as being incredibly knowledgeable, flexible, empathic and fun! It’s a lot to ask – but it is central to our success.
We are looking forward to working with you to promote key messages for employees to take action for their own mental health, and for managers and colleagues to be able to support their teams and individuals in the workplace.
We hope that mental health and wellbeing takes a prominent role in your organisation, and that it becomes a major strand of your corporate social responsibility. We know that collective action in this space with employees, employers and the community will see increased positive outcomes for your organisation, and we recognise the importance of your workplace being able to demonstrate mental wellbeing credentials through this Initiative.
“Kim was amazing! She was calm and succinct with her instructions and provided an invaluable experience, one that I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone. this course should be integral to all sectors of the workforce in our community”
Green Life Group Participant
“Kim was fantastic. She was engaging, informative, easy to understand, approachable and clearly very passionate and experienced in mental health”
Thales Group Participant
The course was beneficial. The leadership group will benefit from tailored training to support the management of employees with mental health.
HR, Credit Corp
“Kim Huckerby was amazing! She was so engaging and made the content so easy to understand, even when dealing with such complex and difficult issues. I really enjoyed the course and feel like I have real and practical skills when dealing with people with mental health first aid needs. Kim was sensitive not just to the course materials but understood how each individual might react to the information she was giving. This meant a tailored, empathetic approach, putting our feelings first, before delivering the program. I think this course should be taught everywhere and for all walks of life, as we are all touched by these mental health issues at some point in our lives.
“Kim was amazing! The course was extremely engaging, and I felt comfortable talking about relatable topics with the group. I wish it was longer – there were so many discussions that could have gone on for the house! I would definitely recommend this course to others”
Phocas Software Participant