Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of your teams during Coronavirus
Right now we know things are difficult for a lot of businesses, and tough on their people too.
We want to help.
So we’ve worked with the brilliant Clinical Psychologist Dr Shelley Kerr on a couple of short exercises to help manage feelings of stress or anxiety - check them out below.
Please note, the information in these videos is not intended to act as therapy. If you are in need of support, please contact your doctor or a mental health provider. Also, a little reminder that when it comes to our mental health there's no one size fits all approach. Whilst mindfulness and breathing exercises can be helpful techniques for many, if you don’t feel comfortable doing them or they're not beneficial to you then that’s okay.
Thoughts have a huge influence on our emotions, but if we can learn to step back from them and observe, rather than get caught up in the content we can start to tone down their power.
Part 1 is a short introduction, and part 2 takes you through a simple mindfulness exercise.
One of the most powerful techniques in taming our minds is deliberately slowing our breath and shifting to an open, friendly body posture. This is proven to activate our parasympathetic nervous system (which acts a bit like our bodies natural brake), and slow down our minds.
Part 1 is a short introduction, and part 2 takes you through a simple breathing exercise.
We’ve also tailored some specific stuff we think could play a part in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of you and your teams as this ever-changing situation unfolds - and moved it all online so you can access it from home.
Take a look at what we offer, and get in touch if you’d like to chat more.
This is uncharted territory for everyone, and we know a lot of you are worried about the mental health and wellbeing of your teams and how to support them through this time.
We’ve teamed up with one of our mental health and wellbeing strategists to offer online consultancy sessions for senior management teams and business owners to discuss ways to navigate this tricky time that can work for your teams and your culture.
It’s as simple as:
1. Telling us what’s up
We’ll ask you to fill out a short form online to understand where you’re at, and arrange an intro call so we can all get to know each other better.
2. Making a plan
Depending on what you need help with, 1 x session, 3 x sessions or 5 x sessions will be arranged to troubleshoot, brainstorm and create a short, mid and long term action plan to support your team’s mental health.
We know some questions might come up once your plan begins rolling out, so we’ll arrange a follow-up call where we can hear how you’re doing and talk through wins and challenges.
Are We There Yet?
Virtual workshops / online training / webinars … we’re not sure what we’re meant to call them but whichever you prefer, we have a selection of workshops that we love to deliver in person, but are thrilled to share online too.
Alongside those, we’ve also created two new online workshops for this time, in collaboration with one of our Clinical Psychologists:
Rational Thinking In Irrational Times
A 60 minute interactive session for teams to get a greater understanding of why they may be thinking or feeling a certain way at the moment.
A chance to explore resilience and how to cultivate it, with tools and techniques rooted in scientific evidence to help your team reduce anxiety and gain control over their thinking.
Are We There Yet?
A 60 minute interactive session focused on helping your team members navigate their way through the unusual ways of living and working as they continue on and any novelty has quickly worn off!
Looking at the importance of balance, connection and acceptance the session will offer participants a better understanding of what motivates them, how to maintain focus and practical tools and tips to keep motivated and productive while working from home.
We collaborate with an incredible group of Clinical Psychologists who can be here to support you on a one-to-one basis. Many of them currently have some availability and are offering their talking therapies online.