Supporting Your Wellbeing
Mental Health First Aider Training
7 - 9 December part online teaching and self led learning
The Mental Health First Aider course has been designed to train you to support people who are experiencing mental health issues as well as try to prevent, or help during a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aid training gives you structure and strategies to utilise if you encounter someone who experiences depression, distress, psychosis, and other psychological conditions. After the course you will be able to better identify symptoms including depression, anxiety, suicidal behavior, eating disorders, self- harm and psychosis. You will be able to react in a supportive way, ask the right questions, with a view to de-escalating the situation. It is a very handy ‘toolkit’ to have.
The course itself is interesting and interactive. The delegates participate in various role play scenarios and case studies. This course is delivered by MHFA England and a certificate will be issued on completion.
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 – 9.00 – 11.00 live session 3 followed by home-learning.
DAY 3 – 14.00 – 16.00 live session 4 (finish)
Wellbeing in Winter
17.00 - 18.00 Tuesday 8 December
As the winter months and shorter days approach, it is the time of year that many of us feel like we want to hibernate. This period can be accompanied by feeling mentally and physically drained with an impact on mood. This is known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), often also described as ‘Winter Depression’ or ‘Winter Blues’. For some, it is just a mild impact, while for others it can have a significant impact on day to day life.
During this webinar developed and delivered by a leading mental health psychologist, you can expect to:
- Recognise the signs and symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
- Understand the biological origins of SAD
- Explore evidence-based psychological and behavioural strategies to manage the mental and emotional challenges associated with shorter daylight hours
- Develop skills in self-care and self compassion
- Take home a toolkit of tips and strategies to help boost mood and maintain good mental health during the winter months
* For this workshop you can book more than your usual allocated three spaces. Book here
Anatome Sleep Better Masterclass
Thursday 10 December 10.00 - 11.00
Join us for a virtual sleep master class with anatomē’s in-house sleep expert Winder Ton Msc and anatomē founder Brendan Murdock. Discover how to set yourself up for better sleep and learn how essential oils can transform how you sleep. Ahead of the class we will send you an essential oil sleep kit ahead and show you how to blend your very own bespoke sleep oil plus how and where to apply them to your body to support maximum relaxation and aid a fantastic night’s sleep! Places are bookable in advance so we can ensure delivery of your sleep kit ahead of the class.
Explore the BakerStreetQ Lights
18.00 - 20.00 Thursday 17 December
Explore our four site-specific light installations with this guided tour. Each of the innovative installations tells a story, inspired by people and places of the Quarter, which includes the famous ‘Baker Street Bazaar’ attraction, iconic ‘Marylebone Pleasure Garden’, Lady Montagu’s ‘Blue Stocking Parties’ and of course the most well-known name in the area, Sherlock Holmes. Make an evening out of it and shop in the beautiful streets of Marylebone and enjoy a warm drink in one of the Quarter’s many exceptional cafes, restaurants and hotels. With Blue Badge Guide Mark Conroy.
Book a place here
Mindfulness for Everyday Awareness
17.00 - 17.40 13 January - 3 February (four week course)
Perhaps you’re struggling to keep focus in your work or you’re in need of a more reflective time in an otherwise hectic day. Do you sometimes feel like you need to improve your relation with what’s going on in these turbulent times: with your thoughts; with colleagues, family, and friends; or, with so much more working in the virtual world? Yusuf (University of Westminster) will share with you his inclusive approach of mindfulness for everyday awareness, which he has developed over many years to meet to the challenges of today in his work with corporate professionals, academics and students.
Mental Health for Managers
10.00 - 12.00 Wednesday 13 January
Senior management and line managers play an integral part in the normalising the conversation around mental health. In this workshop, managers will be equipped with the skills and confidence to recognise signs and symptoms of mental health issues and effectively guide a person towards support. This 90 minute workshop for line managers and senior team members will cover:
- Causes, signs and symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression
- Culture factor, promoting openness, listening & trust
- Getting comfortable with mental health conversations
- Offering appropriate first-line support in the workplace
- Tackling stigmas and unconscious bias
- Taking care of your own mental wellbeing so you can support others