This training is provided to any voluntary and community group by the ICS Staff Support Hub and is free to access.
Many people find it challenging to talk about mental health at work. Frontline staff may feel embarrassed about their suffering, while managers may not know what to say. Unfortunately, this can contribute to a vicious cycle as no one talks about it and the stigma and isolation grow.
In this workshop series, managers and supervisors will discover how to notice suffering in their team and start conversations safely. Through a straightforward four-step process, attendees will learn how to :
- Notice suffering in their colleagues
- Identify and overcome the barriers to engaging team members
- Cultivate empathy for their distress
- Respond appropriately and effectively to alleviate their concerns
There are two sessions in the series, of two hours duration each.
- Session One:How to notice suffering in the workplace and start conversations with your staff.
- Session Two: How to overcome barriers to compassion, build empathy and alleviate suffering.
Upon registering for Session 1, delegates will automatically receive an invite for Session 2 in that series. The series of workshops will run twice each month:
Fri 3 December 10-12pm (Session 1); Fri 10 Dec 10-12pm (Session 2)
You can learn more about the free support you can access from the Hub by checking out their website