Communications is a fast-moving and high-pressure environment which makes it rewarding and exciting. However, working in such an industry can also bring challenges too. In the UK today, 1 in 6 of us has a diagnosable mental illness with only half of PR professionals comfortable to talk to their manager. The latest research from the PRCA and PRWeek stated that 60% of respondents had suffered from or been diagnosed with mental ill health. Society is thankfully making progress in breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health and more specifically, mental ill health. This is positive momentum from a moral and ethical perspective but, it also makes business sense. Happy, well and engaged staff perform better so let’s think of mental wellness as a strategic enabler!
Event Type: Classroom
Address: PRCA, London, SE1 0BE
Places available: 8
Places remaining: 8
Trainer: Jane Fordham MPRCA
A positive way to approach this subject is to view our mental wellbeing in much the same way that we have been approaching our physical wellbeing in recent years. With a proactive mindset, building ‘good health’, adopting life styles and working practices to optimise our good health to make us more resilient to the challenges we may face. This half-day workshop will provide an introduction to mental wellbeing in the workplace. Armed with greater understanding and self-awareness of your own stressors and positive wellbeing enablers, will prepare you to better face the challenges of daily life personally and, to be a better corporate citizen.
Learn about the:
- Definition of stress
- How and when excessive stress might lead to ill health
- Tips and tricks for managing life to avoid excessive or damaging stress including; the bucket analogy; & five ways to wellbeing
- Ideas on how at an organisational level individuals can collectively support each other
- Be given guidance and recommendations to enable further learning in the areas that resonate most
Who should attend:
This course is open to anyone or any level. We all bring our whole selves to work and we are all subject to the curved balls that life throws at us.