Mental Health Training & Support

“Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.” – World Health Organisation

Being mentally healthy doesn’t just mean that you don’t have a mental health problem.

If you’re in good mental health, you can:

  • make the most of your potential
  • cope with life
  • play a full part in your family, workplace, community and among friends.

Some people call mental health ‘emotional health’ or ‘well-being’ and it’s just as important as good physical health.

Mental health is everyone’s business. We all have times when we feel down or stressed or frightened. Most of the time those feelings pass. But sometimes they develop into a more serious problem and that could happen to any one of us.

Everyone is different. You may bounce back from a setback while someone else may feel weighed down by it for a long time.

Your mental health doesn’t always stay the same. It can change as circumstances change and as you move through different stages of your life.

There are many different mental health problems. Some of them have similar symptoms, so you may experience the symptoms of more than one mental health problem or be given several diagnoses at once. Or you might not have any particular diagnosis, but still be finding things very difficult. Everyone’s experience is different and can change at different times.

Mental Health Training & Support

Mental Health at Work

In 2017, the UK government commissioned Lord Stevenson and Paul Farmer (Chief Executive of Mind) to independently review the role employers can play to better support individuals with mental health conditions in the workplace.

The ‘Thriving at Work’ report sets out a framework of actions – called ‘Core Standards’ – that the reviewers recommend employers of all sizes can and should put in place. The core standards have been designed to help employers improve the mental health of their workplace and enable individuals with mental health conditions to thrive.

By taking action on work-related stress, either through using the HSE Management Standards or an equivalent approach, employers will meet parts of the core standards framework, as they will:

  • form part of a mental health at work plan
  • promote communications and open conversations, by raising awareness and reducing stigma
  • provide a mechanism for monitoring actions and outcomes

The Mental Health Core Standards are as:

  • Produce, implement and communicate a mental health at work plan
  • Develop mental health awareness among employees
  • Encourage open conversations about mental health and the support available when employees are struggling
  • Provide employees with good working conditions and ensure they have a healthy work life balance and opportunities for development
  • Promote effective people management through line managers and supervisors
  • Routinely monitor employee mental health and wellbeing

A series of more ambitious ‘enhanced’ standards for employers who can and should do more to lead the way, building on the mental health core standards these are:

  • Increase transparency and accountability through internal and external reporting
  • Demonstrate accountability
  • Improve the disclosure process
  • Ensure provision of tailored in-house mental health support and signposting to clinical help

Arcadia Alive Mental Health Training & Support

We offer a number of training and support options to suit your individual, team or organisational needs:

  • Cognitive & Psychological Screening for mental health issues
  • Health & Wellbeing Programmes
  • Wellbeing policy and strategy
  • Individual and Group Coaching
  • Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Mental Health Awareness Programmes
  • Mental Health (England) First Aid courses
  • Leadership & Management Programmes
  • Trauma Management Workshops
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Therapy
  • Resilience and working to strengths
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