It is widely recognised that mentally healthy workplaces experience less absence, increased productivity and greater customer satisfaction. Yet right now, one in six workers is experiencing depression, anxiety or stress. 

Workplace Wellbeing Guernsey has a proactive approach to optimising mental wellbeing at work.  We work with you to develop a bespoke workplace action plan to increase mental health awareness, reduce stigma around seeking help and introduce simple and effective management tools to help employees stay at work and return to work.

 

Support, advice and training

We offer local businesses support, advice and training to manage the mental health of employees at work. We can provide guidance and help to develop simple, strategic and practical tools which focus on adopting a mentally supportive workplace culture and enable businesses to manage mental health at work proactively.

Options include adopting policies on managing mental health at work, providing training to build confidence and skills for managers when supporting staff with mental health concerns, and encouraging staff to have an informed approach to managing their own stress levels and knowing when and how to ask for help.

 

Workplace Training for Managers

Since the beginning of 2012 we have trained over 400 managers and business leaders with our bespoke 'Managing Mental Health in the Workplace' training.  The course consists of one 3 hour session for up to 15 members of staff.

What you will learn:

 

Mental Health Awareness Training

We offer awareness sessions about mental health for up to 50 members of staff. These sessions generally last about 1 hour. We can cover particular subjects for you or give a general introduction to mental health in Guernsey including how to recognise symptoms in ourselves and others, some practical tools to help develop positive wellbeing, and guidance as to help available in the Bailiwick.

 

Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.

MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but just like physical first aid, it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis. Adult MHFA courses are for everyone aged 16 upwards.

Every MHFA course is delivered by a quality assured instructor who has attended an Instructor Training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health, and is trained to keep people safe and supported while they learn.

Research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA course:

Learning takes place through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions. What you learn will depend on the length of course you attend.

 

Two Day - Mental Health First Aiders

A practical skills and awareness course designed to give you:

 

One Day - MHFA Champions

An awareness and skills course which will teach you to:

 

Half Day – Mental Health Aware

An introductory course designed to increase mental health awareness and give an understanding of how to look after wellbeing and challenge stigma.

For more information contact Jo Cottell on Jo.Cottell@guernseymind.org.gg or Louisa Mace on Louisa.Mace@guernseymind.org.gg or call the Mind Centre on 722959.

 

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Testimonials

Workplace Training

“Highlighting how to spot any potential signs that a colleague needs help can only ever be a good thing.  Making sure mental health issues are not a taboo subject in and out of the workplace is important and huge thanks to Guernsey Mind for this brilliant initiative!”

ABN AMRO (CI) Limited

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MHFA 2-Day Course

"Absolutely brilliant, informative, emotive and has provided me with a toolkit with which I hope to be able to use as and when needed."

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 MHFA Instructor Member Badge Green