This month, we welcomed our largest number of attendees since beginning our free monthly e-clinics almost a year ago.
Sally Bromley, our Assistant Wellbeing Manager, reflected on the session afterwards:
“It was wonderful to see a mix of both new and familiar faces joining us for what was such an important discussion.
“Wellbeing Manager Kerry Mitchell began by highlighting the shift in recent years from physical health awareness in the workplace to the paramount importance of mental health. She went further by sharing that ‘empathy not sympathy’ is an essential element of becoming a thoughtful leader.
“We were delighted to be joined by experienced HR Professional Paul Owen, who reminded us that mental health is not a barrier to success and when we are hired to manage people with very different needs, it’s most important to get to know your staff and put your people first. He encouraged us all to understand our own triggers and coping mechanisms and simply be open, honest and support each other.
“Felicity Wingrove – Psycholinguist and Managing Director of Zen Communications, shared some amazing insight into the ‘psychological safety’ of employees, how each member of staff should know it’s absolutely ok not to be ok and to feel secure enough to ask for help at any time. Expanding on this, Fliss discussed how implementing and encouraging an empowered safe space in the workplace not only improves morale and wellbeing, but productivity and loyalty from your staff, something that has proven to be hugely successful at Zen, with the business thriving and growing through the pandemic and beyond.
“It was a hugely positive gathering with so much engagement, and the feedback from the attendees was excellent, thanking the speakers for inspiring and motivating them towards better mental health practices, and highlighting the ‘great ideas and practical solutions’ they were able to take away from the session.”
Due to the popularity of the session, we are thrilled to be offering a follow up E-Clinic, where Paul and Felicity will once again be in attendance, on Monday 6th September at 11am-12pm.
Click here to book your place – it looks like the second session will be just as popular so we’d advise booking early to avoid disappointment! 🙌💻 Or if you’d like to find out more about the range of workplace training we offer, you can visit the dedicated Mental Health First Aid training section of our website.