Taunton Chamber members are being given the first opportunity to attend this brand new half day workshop launched in Mental Health Awareness Week. Join us on Tuesday 19th May!
Q: Who is the workshop aimed at? Sole traders, Microproviders, SME owners.
Q: Why is an understanding of mental health important to my business? As business owners we spend the majority of our time at work, this is a major part of our lives, running your own business can be fulfilling but it can also feel overwhelming. This can lead to poor mental health we tend to power through even when not feeling our best. Some of us may have employees and its important to know and understand how to support them with their mental health. It is also our legal duty of care to do so. When you understand mental health you start to feel confident in how to respond and where to signpost for services and support. This workshop will equip you with the tools you need to do this.
Q: What will I learn? You will leave this workshop with an essential toolkit containing:
- What is mental health?
- What is stress?
- Tips and techniques to stay well at work
- Factors that affect mental health stigma and the impact
- Types of mental health conditions spotting the signs
- Useful statistics and resources to access, Mental Health First Aid overview
You will also receive essential resources to use and distribute within your business, understand the practical steps to provide assistance to others and have a toolkit of support for you and your employees.
Q: How will I be able to apply what I learn in my workplace? The training will put you in the right mindset. There’s a big difference between absorbing information and putting what you’ve learned into practice. Without doing the latter, the training you’ve received will go to waste, so it’s important to have a strategy for implementing your learning. We will start to develop an action plan. we will have time to think through what these steps might look like and how we can break the silent culture that prevails in SMEs.
Taunton Chamber of Commerce member Becky Wright is an award-winning mental health trainer, psychotherapist and coach facilitating high-quality, intuitive wellbeing sessions for heart-centred businesses and individuals looking to make meaningful change. Since establishing New Leaf Life Design in 1992, Becky has delivered countless unique counselling, coaching and training sessions which have encouraged clients to lead lives that they love and achieve long-lasting fulfilment. New Leaf is a ‘next stage’ organisation which means it follows forward-thinking principles to reconfigure the traditional, fixed structure of the workplace and transform the way we view self-management. By similarly empowering clients to step into their intuition and embrace their creative imagination, Becky’s inclusive approach equips participants with the tools they need to navigate challenges and develop emotional resilience.
During the course of her career, she has received esteemed recognition and celebrated many achievements along the way. In terms of accolades, Becky has won both the Pavilion Publishing Innovation in Training Award and the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship Award. She was also a finalist of both the Taunton Deane Business Award and the Cosmopolitan and House of Fraser Woman of Achievement in Education Award. Becky is a published researcher, holding an MSc in Counselling Research and a postgraduate diploma in Counselling, and her work has been featured in Cosmopolitan and Psychology Magazine. She draws upon her long-standing industry experience, partnerships with initiatives like Mindful Employer, and her qualifications, such as her role as an MHFA Mental Health First Aid Instructor, to instigate powerful conversations that allow others to acknowledge their growth and turn over their very own new leaf.