We have created a suite of online training courses aimed at promoting mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. Drawing on expertise from within the Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub – Keeping Well NCL – each Mini Course delivers rich and in-depth learning experiences, with a clear, practical focus on the most pressing challenges and development needs facing organisations today.
Each of the courses run continuously, so you can sign up at any time. They each offer five hours of self-directed learning which you can undertake at a time and pace that suits you. There are no specific requirements or assessments for any of the courses: they are free-to-access and open to everyone who works within health and social care in NCL.
Working Towards Wellbeing: Maintaining Hope in Uncertain Times presents practical ways for you and your colleagues to maintain hope during times of uncertainty. With a clear, contemporary focus, the course examines what uncertainty means for us as human-beings, and how we can learn to manage it through self-compassion, mindfulness and storytelling – all in the context of our ever-changing work environment.
By the end of the course, you’ll have gathered the tools needed to build a more hopeful, compassionate culture within your workplace, engaging in a process that can help you to make sense of challenging experiences, develop stronger relationships, and promote mental health and wellbeing at an individual, team and organisational level.
Who is this course for? This course is ideal for anyone interested in exploring mental health in the workplace, whether for the purposes of supporting their own wellbeing or in order to support others.
Course Lead and Contributors: Angela Bagum and Lucia Helena Abdalla.
Working Towards Wellbeing: The Resilient Workplace explores how individual and organisational resilience can be understood and developed, in order to support mental health and wellbeing and facilitate more effective teamwork, particularly in times of stress or change.
Combining key theoretical ideas with practical examples and guidance, the course provides a clear and accessible framework for understanding organisational mental health, while also supporting you in developing your own capacity for reflection and resilience when faced with challenging group dynamics.
Who is this course for? This course is ideal for anyone interested in developing a healthier, more resilient workplace.
Course Lead and Contributors: Lydia Hartland-Rowe, Angela Bagum, Dr Dominic O’Ryan
Working Towards Wellbeing: Trauma, Self-Care and Caring for Others provides an accessible introduction to trauma in the context of the workplace. You’ll learn how and why traumatic responses are generated in the brain and body, and how different responses to trauma may look and feel, in order to promote greater understanding and foster a more supportive and protective working environment.
By the end of the course, you will be better equipped to notice when someone may be suffering from the impact of emotional or psychological trauma, and able to create a more ‘trauma-informed’ workplace, particularly in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Who is this course for? This course is ideal for anyone interested in the impact of trauma in the workplace, and in developing a trauma-informed workplace.
Course Lead and Contributors: Lydia Hartland-Rowe, Mary Robertson and Dr Jo Stubley.
Working Towards Wellbeing: Leadership, Followership and Mental Health introduces the concepts of ‘leadership’ and ‘followership’ in the context of the modern workplace – outlining how positive leader-follower relationships can be used to strengthen emotional and psychological wellbeing.
At the heart of the course is the idea of mental health as a ‘continuum’ on which we all live. The course makes frequent links between the theories discussed and your own experiences in the workplace, in order to help promote your awareness and apply your understanding.
By the end of the course, you will have gained a deeper recognition of your own leadership and followership capacities, as well as the skills and confidence needed to create and sustain a supportive workplace for yourself and others.
Who is this course for? This course is ideal for anyone interested in how attitudes towards ‘leadership’ and ‘followership’ can support better emotional and psychological wellbeing in a workplace context.
Course Lead and Contributors: Lydia Hartland-Rowe and Farha Choudhary.
If you are within a health and social care organisation in North Central London, you can register for free at https://train.keepingwellncl.nhs.uk, or for more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.