In business mental health is everyone’s business
1 in 6 British workers is experiencing depression, anxiety or stress
SUF Mental Health Awareness Workshops – see below for further details.
Time to Change are a national organisation with a lot of resources for employers on their website
Suffolk Wellbeing Service – offer a range of support to help you make changes in your life to improve your wellbeing and help you cope with stress, anxiety and depression.
Workplace wellbeing tool – this is a Government tool to help employers to work out the costs of poor employee health to their organisation and create a business case for taking action.
Self Harm Information Leaflet – This leaflet provides information about self-harm and is for anyone who is harming themselves, or feels that they might. We hope it will also be helpful for their friends and families. Self-harm information leaflet
How to talk to your GP about your mental health – The first step to getting support if you feel you are having difficulties is usually to visit your GP. You may find it helpful just to know there is someone you can talk to about the feelings you are having, and your doctor will be able to offer advice and (where appropriate) medication to help you better understand and manage your feelings. Your GP may also refer you to more specialist services for additional support if he or she feels this will help. How to talk to your GP leaflet
Alcohol Tool Kit ideas – In this document you will find useful prompts for thinking about your drinking habits. It starts with a short self assessment test then a table to think about your drinking in terms of good and bad things, reasons for drinking and ending with goals and rewards. Alcohol Tool kit ideas
NSFT Recovery College – The Recovery College provides a range of courses and workshops to service users, carers and members of staff to develop their skills, understand mental health, identify goals and support their access to opportunities.
Mental Health Awareness Workshops – run by Suffolk User Forum
Suffolk User Forum have developed workshops that can be delivered in your workplace, for your staff and managers.
These workshops introduce the benefits of maintaining a mentally healthy workplace. They look at the steps anyone can take to look out for others at work and a short DVD is shown to provide examples of early warning signs. The focus of the workshop is discussion around the knowledge of mental ill health already existing with staff and how these “Hidden Talents” can be used to benefit the whole company. The workshops are tailored to each organisation and are designed to be the first step towards creating and maintaining mental wellbeing in the workplace. They can run from an hour to a half day dependent on areas to cover and objectives required.
- Increase confidence when communicating with staff around mental health
- Reduce stigma of mental ill health
- Provide suggestions and next steps to wellbeing in the workplace
- Look out for early signs and the benefits of openness around mental health
Course Prerequisites: None
Overall Aim: For delegates to appreciate the importance of early intervention to prevent mental ill health escalating. By breaking down the prejudices and fears often surrounding mental illness to make it easier to have discussions and find ways to provide suitable support in the work place.
- To understand the importance of mental health awareness in the workplace
- To display empathy towards mental ill health
- To demonstrate communication skills to start conversations around mental health
- To appreciate the importance of staffs own lived experience around mental health
Suffolk User Forum have developed workshops that can be delivered in your workplace, for your staff and managers. Our workshops concentrate on two areas:
- Why is good mental health important?
Our sessions provide examples of potential early signs, the implications of what could result if these are ignored and the impact mental ill health can have on people’s lives.
- What can I do to give my support?
We need to have the confidence to take one of the most effective means of support – “TALK”. Our sessions break down the barriers that often exist in starting such a conversation. We include a simple action plan that can be considered that will demonstrate that most of us can develop a talent to help in this way.
Contact us for prices per workshop call 01473 907087