Mental Wellbeing: Livestream Showcase 2.30 pm BST / 9.30 am EDT 14 July 2021


build your wellbeing: a free livestream event showcasing experiential training on mental wellbeing

“Very innovative and insightful way of considering mental health and wellbeing.” National Grid Ventures training participant

Public conversations about mental wellbeing have probably never been so widespread. From high profile celebrity stories, through to the traumatic pandemic experiences of frontline health workers, and the lockdown lives we’ve all been living, the topic of mental wellbeing is now part of modern life.

And yet, we shouldn’t kid ourselves we’ve reached the point where everybody knows how to look after themselves, let alone what to do when those around us at home or in the workplace are struggling. We’re a long way from a world where no one gets left behind.

That’s why we were so excited when our award-winning colleague (PDF), Stuart Clack, Health and Wellbeing Lead at National Grid Ventures, came to us to create an experiential, drama-based livestream training programme to move the mental wellbeing conversation inside the company, on both sides of the Atlantic, from well-meaning supportiveness to active commitment to making a positive difference.

This is your chance to learn all about it and experience its impact for yourself.

the programme

On Wednesday 14 July 2021, we’re offering a complimentary (no charge) opportunity for a limited number of companies who share the mental wellbeing ambitions of businesses like National Grid Ventures to join us online to experience content from the livestream programme we ran for their UK and US employees throughout May 2021.

In addition to watching dramatised scenes, delivered by a mixed UK and US team of professional actors, you will get to participate in exercises (no role play, honest) and discussions used in the sessions, as well as hearing from Stuart Clack, Health and Wellbeing Lead at National Grid Ventures, about the contribution this innovative programme has made to their mental wellbeing training objectives:

  • Build employees confidence to have open conversations around mental health
  • Encourage people to access support early when needed, for faster recovery
  • Promotes a mentally healthy environment, stopping preventable issues and allowing people to thrive
  • Embeds positive culture across the organisation, where employees recognise their mental health

Please note, this isn’t a full training session. It’s an opportunity primarily for Human Resources, Wellbeing, and Learning & Development professionals to try out elements of a bespoke training programme, learn more about our experiential, drama-based approach, and to consider whether it’s something they would be interested to try in their organisation.

We’ll also cover:

  • Tools of the trade– introducing a selection of innovative and experiential, drama-based training tools and techniques
  • User feedback– sharing evaluation results, client and user perspectives on this alternative approach to training and learning development

what learners say

“GREAT, GREAT, course.”
“It helped me understand my own mental health challenges as they relate to work, and also how to identify and help others to feel recognized and supported at work.”
“Well worth the time to reflect on an important and often hidden subject.”
“Provided useful tools to be able to address mental health issues with others at work.”
“It was useful to be able to work with the actors and learn honestly without risk of offending, which is the worry in real life.”
“It made me feel more comfortable talking about mental health.”

book your place

The event will run from 2.30pm to 4.00pm BST / 9.30am to 11am EDT on Wednesday 23 June 2021 via livestream. Places are limited to 20 in total and no more than two per organisation.

Click on the ‘Save me a place’ button and enter your details to book your place now.

Save me a place

You can check out which other organisations are attending here.

Any questions at all, feel free to contact Peter Allen via email or call +44 (0)1484 310234.

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