Mental health awareness and creating a wellbeing action plan
Wellbeing action plans are an evidence-based approach to promoting good mental health
We all have mental health in the same way we all have physical health. Wellbeing action plans are an evidence-based approach to promoting wellbeing and this webinar will help you to support your own mental health (both inside and outside of work), and if you are a manager, help you to support the mental health of your team members.
This webinar will give an overview of the different elements of a wellbeing action plan and some clear pointers for developing an effective plan, by reflecting on and understanding the triggers which may cause you stress or affect your mental wellbeing. Here you can learn practical ways to help address these triggers and help you clarify your thoughts and actions, whether it’s your own wellbeing that you’re looking to promote or if you’re supporting a colleague. This process can also help managers to open up a dialogue and conversation around mental health and wellbeing at work, to ultimately better support wellbeing and mental health.
You will learn:
- What we mean by mental health and the importance of looking after our mental health
- Creating a wellbeing action plan
- Looking at how stress can affect our health and techniques to build and enhance wellbeing
- Things that support your wellbeing
- Things to avoid when you're feeling low
- Triggers, challenges and early warning signs
- Steps to help manage stress or poor mental health at work
- Getting extra help and support
Delivering webinar on behalf of the CWT, introduction of the charity and speaker Gemma Fieldsend.
An opportunity to stop, pause and think about how you are and things that you can do, including creating a wellbeing action plan. Our training is positive, proven and practical.
When we talk about mental health it can evoke strong emotions, so be mindful of your own wellbeing whilst listening to the webinar.
Mental health and wellbeing at work,
This will include an overview of the Charlie Waller framework, what this means and what it looks like.
What we will cover
- What we mean by mental health and the importance of looking after our mental health.
- The benefits of creating a Wellbeing Action Plan and looking at stress.
- Further resources and support.
8 minutes 36 seconds
What is mental health
We all have mental health in the same way we all have physical health. Mental health is on a continuum.
We can move along this continuum. At different times in our life, 25% of us will experience a mental health difficulty.
12 minutes 12 seconds
The mental health continuum
We will learn the guiding principles, but there are no absolutes when it comes to mental health. An important thing to highlight is that someone can have a diagnosed mental health condition and have good mental health. Mental health is unique to the individual.
15 minutes 40 seconds
Please look at the NHS website for more details
Common mental health difficulties including anxiety and depression.
Stress is not a mental health condition but can affect our mental health.
16 minutes 30 seconds
- Thinking about stress for self and team.
- What stress is and how it is linked to mental health.
- Chronic or persistent stress can lead to mental ill health.
- Stress can make existing problems worse.
- Having a mental health problem can be stressful.
18 minutes 40 seconds
The stress curve
What this is and what it means. We all need a certain amount of stress to reach our optimum performance but when the level of pressure increases it can lead itself to strain and burnout
The stress container
We all have a stress container based on our vulnerabilities and protective factors. Our stress container is unique to us.
Gemma guides you through the stress container exercise and then you can think about what is in your stress container and what strategies you use to manage your stress container.
26 minutes 15 seconds
Creating a wellbeing action plan
Why to develop a wellbeing action plan; how it helps you to think about and record your feelings and thoughts.
- What helps you stay well?
- What contributes to becoming unwell?
- What are the early warning signs to look out for?
- What actions do I need to take if I am struggling?
- Helpful tips and strategies.
30 minutes 15 seconds
CWT wellbeing action plan/s link
Tips and strategies
- Plan regular breaks.
- Don’t feel guilty about taking time off if you need to.
- Pause your email inbox.
36 minutes 7 seconds
3 positives of the day and the importance of breathing
37 minutes 25 seconds
If things start to go wrong...
Resources and links shared internally and externally
40 minutes 47 seconds
Contact the workplace team.
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