Stress Management & Mental Resilience

Why Invest in Resilience for your Staff?

Stress is a small word with a huge impact upon the performance of your staff and the organisation as a whole – In 2019/20, 17.9 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, anxiety or depression.

Without support during demanding times, people become less productive. Their judgement and decision-making can be poorer, meaning mistakes happen, accident rates go up and less work gets done. They are more likely be irritable and communicate less well with colleagues and customers. Sickness absence rates increase as employees begin to feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope.

As well as the personal cost to individuals, these factors place a burden on businesses to provide sick pay and find alternative resources to cover any absence.

Businesses thrive when their people are happy and healthy. Resilience is the ability for a person to adapt and grow during adversity, plus being able to bounce back more easily afterwards.

Resilient people are…

  • Happier colleagues
  • More engaged
  • Great ambassadors for your company
  • Less likely to be unwell
  • Significantly more productive

… So it makes perfect business sense!

Below we have listed some examples of our Wellbeing Workshops that have tangible, immediate benefits that reduce the risk of stress affecting your business.

The workshops listed aren’t all that we do – If you don’t see a solution that fits your needs then drop us a line – We can offer any form of education with run times of as little as 1 hour, to full days, depending on your requirements.

We’re Not Just Trainers

Each of our resilience experts hold one (or more) of the following distinctions; Qualified Psychotherapist, Counsellor or Psychologist.  You can be assured of the highest levels of quality, training and experience and depth of knowledge that means we can be reactive and flexible to the needs of each group.

Stress Management and Resilience Training (SMART)

This course is currently being offered to all Siemens Plc employees (~14,000 people) across the UK and has been delivered at Rolls Royce, Dudley Citizen’s Advice and ThermoFisher Scientific.

We’ve had over 5,000 people attend to date and several hundred people have taken the time to provide online feedback, from which we can see it is highly acclaimed!

  • 90% of those who attended felt better equipped to manage stress and maintain their resilience following the training
  • 97% would recommend the workshop to a colleague

Learning Outcomes –

  • Improve understanding and destigmatise the issues surrounding mental health – specifically the “big three”; stress, anxiety and depression
  • Help individuals recognise behavioural changes in themselves as they begin to feel stressed
  • Educate individuals on what energy and resilience are and help them create a personal plan on how to optimise them
  • Increase personal confidence in how staff look after themselves or support a colleague
  • Help individuals to work more effectively with their colleagues and teams when the pressure is on
  • Give a firm grounding in resilience techniques, including a practical exercise using Mindfulness and the impact of Mindfulness on thoughts, emotions and behaviour
  • Advise on other ways to strengthen resilience, such as good sleep hygiene, the use of technology and how physical exercise can play an important role in maintaining good mental health

Resilience Toolkit

This workshop helps everyone to build their own practical, personal plan for maintaining resilience.  Attendees will understand the link between mind, body and balance in managing stress.

It will train managers and employees to:

  • Recognise the types of thinking that leads to stress and to challenge the beliefs that hold them back
  • Understand how stress causes us to eat and drink the wrong things at the wrong times and what to do instead
  • Cultivate eating for consistent blood sugar
  • Reflect on the value of exercise
  • Learn what relaxation really means
  • Take control of the balance between life and work

Dialogue and Difference

Build deeper and more productive working relationships through working with difference and dialogue.

  • Learn about how to appreciate and use different thinking styles
  • Equip managers with the skills not only to listen better, communicate much more effectively and to deal with crunchy issues, if and when they appear, but also have the essential relationship skills that are essential to a resilient and high-performing culture.
  • Drive up engagement during times of change
  • Some theory and lots of time to practise
  • Delivered by business psychologists and professional actors

Dealing with Friction and Conflict

This masterclass looks at conflict and how to deal with the inevitable frictions that are part of working like.  Working again in small groups of no more than 16 people, we look in depth at:

  • How conflict arises
  • How our views of ourselves and others can create friction
  • What conflict looks and feels like at a psychological level
  • How personalities change under pressure
  • How to diffuse conflict
  • How to repair broken relationships

Life Coaching Surgeries

Life Coaching is an incredibly effective method to identify areas in your life where you need to make changes or achieve balance in order to be happier and healthier.

Our life coaches can also help you with –

  • Greater motivation, focus and fulfilment, a sense of purpose and enhanced self-awareness
  • Improved confidence, positivity, self-belief
  • Better balance between work and personal life
  • Improved organisation and time management
  • Greater creativity and decision making ability
  • Better relationships and communication
  • Increased health and wellbeing, reduced stress

Drop us a line to learn how we can help you

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We can tailor a program that suits the needs of your business and will inspire your colleagues to achieve their potential!

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