Stress and mental health issues are among the most important reasons for low productivity and lack of employee engagement. Almost 1 in 4 of us are affected by mental health issues1 and the cost of mental health problems to UK employers is estimated at £26 billion a year2.
The good news is that organisations can save 30% or more of the costs associated with mental illness by supporting a proactive prevention strategy. Enabling employees to improve their mental resilience and wellbeing can help prevent mental health issues and increase productivity at the same time.
This one day course, delivered by two practitioners, is grounded in the science of positive psychology which concerns itself with the empirical study of what is right with people, with the intention of promoting high well-being. We have reaped great reward from the study of illness, and through formal research and practical intervention we are now gaining benefit from the study of well-being – enabling the possibility that mental health can to go beyond simply the absence of illness, to the point of flourishing.
The course aims to build resilience and well-being in the workplace – going beyond what has been described as zero, the absence of illness, proving approaches to help employees head towards the point of flourishing at +5, building resilience and reserve to help counter the inevitable challenges that modern life and work present.
Building resilience and well-being in the workplace may be considered an important tool in an organisation’s approach to the prevention of mental illness, providing a hands-on approach that employees can use every day.
The course is based on four core elements:
- Understanding and harnessing emotion
- Resilience and stress
- Work engagement and strengths
- Social capital and relationships
Proving an introduction to skills including:
- Use of strengths at work
- Creativity approach
- Stress recovery & prevention
- Proactive mind-sets and approach
- Relationship building
- Role crafting
To learn more about how this course could benefit your organisation, do get in touch.
- McManus S, Meltzer H, Brugha T et al. (2009) Adult Psychiatric Morbidity in England, 2007: Results of a household survey. Leeds: NHS Information Centre for Health and Social Care.
- The sainsbury Centre for Mental Health. (2007). Mental Health at Work : Developing the business case. Mental Health at Work: Developing the business case (Vol. Policy Pap). London.