Mental Health and Wellbeing
Working from Home Tips
West1 Physio * – For many of us, this will be a completely different way of working, so we’ve teamed up with leading physiotherapist, West1 Physio for tips on how to set up your work space .
Knight Frank * – How do you work from home? Knight Frank Strategic Consulting on Baker Street, whose team of consultants offer strategic help to office occupiers and landlords, invite you to take part in a short survey to help us all understand the effects of the huge change many of us are facing as whole businesses work from home on a prolonged basis.
Even for those who are used to doing a significant part of their job remotely, we are all newly discovering the joys, challenges and unexpected pitfalls of working from home whether that be alone, alongside family, flatmates or even furry friends 24/7.
The results of the ten-minute survey, which will be shared with you all in a few weeks’ time, will help us understand how you feel working from home is affecting you, your ability to get your work done, sense of connection to others, as well as the more practical aspects of uprooting the workplace to your home space. Please follow this link to complete the survey, which is anonymous.
Mental Health Foundation – Tips on how to look after your mental health when home and remote working.
The Stylist – A great blog covering everything from how to take a conference call, the best music to listen to and words of wisdom from people that always work from home.
Available: online now
Fitness Classes from Our Local Businesses
BXR *– To help keep us moving, member BXR London have put together a series of workouts that can be completed anywhere, without any equipment.
DW Fitness First * – Be an active role model for the children by getting them involved in your workout. Join the DWFF fitness family Lucy, George and Ophelia as they show you some moves.
KOBOX* – Strength, cardio and core workouts with brilliant personal trainers.
Whilst you work from home you can top up your skills online with the following courses:
Mental Health First Aid – Three Day Course 14, 15 and 16 September
Led by a MHFA England certified trainer, this three day online course qualifies you to be a mental health first aider. You will gain an understanding of common mental health illnesses, be given the confidence to promote mental health awareness and the ability to spot signs of mental ill health. This course is suitable for those who want to gain a greater awareness of workplace mental health, to detect early symptoms of common mental health illnesses and gain the skills to support your own and others well-being.
Breakdown of course times:
DAY 1 – 9.00 – 10:45 live session 1, followed by home-learning in the afternoon
DAY 2 – 9.00 – 11:30 live session 2, followed by home-learning in the afternoon
DAY 3 – 9 – 11 live session 3, followed by home-learning.
DAY 3 – 2 – 16:00 live session 4 (finish)
This course is delivered by the quality assured Siren Training and accredited certificates are issued once the course is successfully completed.
This course is offered for FREE as part of your membership and will save your business £200 per person. To book email [email protected]
ACT Awareness e-Learning Guidance
The insight gained from this interactive ACT Awareness e-Learning course will benefit all employees, and would ideally be used as part of a new employee staff induction. Starting with an introduction to terrorism, the course then covers guidance to help employees identify and respond to security vulnerabilities, suspicious behaviour, bomb threats and weapons attack. You can register and view the FAQs here.
Free 12 Week Course: Improving Workplace Cyber Security
We are working with the Police Security Digital Centre (PDSC) in collaboration with the Metropolitan Police to deliver a free 12-week course supporting your business to enhance it’s cyber security. Addressing this issue during the current situation would be beneficial to any company as so many of us are working from home.
We will post new resources every week, find the course here
First Aid Refresher Course
St Johns Ambulance are offering existing first aiders free access to its e-learning Annual refresher course.
If you are a first aiders, this course will keep you on top of your first aid skills. The interactive modules refresh knowledge of the five key life saving techniques:
• Chest pains
• Severe bleeding
• Recovery position
• Basic life support & AED (CPR)
A certificate of completion will be available to download once all five modules are finished.
Please note the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced a 12-week extension to all First aid at work and Emergency first aid at Work certificates that would have expired after 16 March.
Available until 1 June 2020 Register for the online course here
Food and Drink
Fire and Spice *– Enjoy the taste of exceptional Indian food with this Aloo Tiki recipe by Fire and Spice’s Corporate Chef, Nikhil Patil.
Natural Kitchen * – Make Natural Kitchen’s famous and delicious Greek style lamb burgers at home.
The Grazing Goat *– Are sharing some of their favourite recipes, tips on how to preserve food (and yourself!) and teaching you some cocktail skills to show off with.
Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill *– Enjoy the creative cocktail recipes from the team behind the award-winning The Churchill Bar & Terrace
Creative cocktail recipes to make at home from the team behind the award-winning The Churchill Bar & Terrace and try an easy-to-follow collection of handpicked recipes, curated by The Montagu Kitchen’s Executive Head Chef, Roger Olsson. You can also send in your recipe requests from the menu.
When: available online now The Montagu Kitchen
Home House * – The G&T is the quintessentially British drink to end all others. But what is the magic formula for the perfect one? Home House’s Head of Bars Nikolett’ reveals the secret of how to create the nation’s favourite drink at home.
Carousel *– From tasty food and delicious drink to resources, tips and tricks, Carousel have gathered a few of their favourites ideas for you to browse.
Everyman Cinema * – Join the Everyman House Party and enjoy the cinematic experience from the comfort of your sofa. Watch a film on your favourite streaming device with hundreds of Everyman fans every Saturday – don’t forget your snacks!
When: Every Saturday at 8.30pm, follow on Instagram @everymancinema
Marylebone Music Festival – See performances from local artists that will be sure to pull your heart strings!
When: Available to view on Instagram @marylebonemusicfestival
The Wallace Collection * – Enjoy their weekly themed blog which is packed with activities you can enjoy from home and take a look at their cracking social media for fun snippets of information.
When: Daily stories and posts on Instagram @wallacemuseum
The Royal Parks – Regent’s Park – Are bringing a little bit of their parks to you. Visit their website for resources to enjoy indoors, storytelling and more.
When: Available now online