…Talking about a proactive mental health and wellbeing programme which delivers first responder steps, is accredited, delivers 3CPD points is available in 11 different languages – why would employers choose anything less?
No, I don’t know the answer!
Do they think other programmes deliver more? Have they done a comparison? What is their goal in rolling out mental health and well being training – just a tick in the box? or do they want to really make a difference to their employees and business?
Without answering these questions, the wrong choice will be made.
Early this morning, I had the pleasure to work with delegates based at diverse locations from the same global employer on their journey to become in-house #I-Act instructors. At the end of our session, all became accredited in the manager version of I-act and continue their Instructor training.
I-Act Managing and Promoting Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing can be delivered to global employees at the same time. No need for country licences. All get a uniform experience enhanced by learning what is going on in different countries within their business from peers.
There is a non-managers version available for those who do not manage others – delivering the same critical steps. Understanding and Promoting Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing delivers accreditation as an I-Act Practitioner.
Delivering the lifelong knowledge of how to instigate personal, non-negotiable pro active self-care into hectic schedules across different cultures along with the critical first responder steps of how to start, manage and end conversations with team members who may be experiencing challenging emotional thoughts whilst setting personal boundaries to stay safe was interactive and inspiring.
Employers looking to secure an effective training programme in this critical field of workplace psychological safety – checkout how I-act can benefit you, your employees and business.
I’ve been delivering both @Iact_training courses – Managing and Promoting Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing for those managing others & Understanding and Promoting Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing for non-managers across diverse industries within the UK and globally for a little over two years.
Diverse industries commissioning this training include higher education, engineering companies, corporates, facilities management companies and community groups.
Following collaboration with a client a little over a year ago, I introduced a couple of tools for the client to see any change in knowledge and outlook from where they were before the course compared to after. These took the form of a scale of the importance of proactive self-care and the scale of confidence in starting a conversation with someone who could be struggling with their emotions as key elements of their evaluation. In, addition a generic multi choice before and after poll is carried out.
Over the past couple of days, it struck me how powerful if could be to put the before and after scales scores into a graph to give a strong visual on change delivered. A lot of increased knowledge was revealed.
Below are the resulting scales from one higher education client based in the UK with international students over the past year. Students – all levels, academic staff, operational staff and FM team members and management have collaborated on the powerful tools and learning of @Iact_training.
The rare instances of no movement below illustrate people who hold senior posts in the mental health and wellbeing sector. Although, they did indicate new learning on their evaluations forms with the new way to look at, introduce and action proactive self-care (fun) windows into really tight personal schedules!
In these trying times, it’s even more critical organisations spend their money wisely and confidently see results.
Deloitte’s UK Mental Health Report 2022 states for every £1 invested in workplace mental health and wellbeing, £5.30 is returned.
A question I’d be asking is what’s the cost if that investment is not made?
Meet the latest accredited Practitioners in the global I-act Understanding and Promoting Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing course.
With over 50 tools to use on themselves and those around them – at home and work – coupled with the steps to consider in having a conversation on emotional pain – and how to compose boundary statements to always stay safe – all are now empowered to recognise a change in someone, start a conversation, enabling them to get the help they need and deserve whilst ensuring personal safety.
Delivered in four hours virtually – the course is ideal for any work environment across any industry.
In these economically critical times, investment in the right training is crucial. Selecting a training programme that meets your employees needs’ to maintain their optimum wellbeing levels is clearly a ‘no brainer both for them and your business’.
But how do you know the training you’ve invested in meets the desired goals?
Well, first you have got to ask your delegates to give their robust and anonymous evaluations, but as delegates, we have got to tell our employers and instructors what we thought – even when we aren’t asked . It’s the only way, training will be effective.
Next time you are on a training course, don’t wait to be asked your thoughts on the content, tools and instructor……
An amazing, energised webinar this morning arranged and hosted by Linzi and Carolyn of Military Coworking Network to introduce Military Reboot.
This awesome organisation set-up for and run by partners of serving armed forces personnel to empower them to have independent professional lives alongside their military life.
Military Reboot aligns well with this mission. Collaborating together on a week long journey of workshops including finance, wellbeing, nutrition, communication, assertiveness, and the accredited, global @ Iact_training course. Coupled with robust manuals for onward learning, Military Reboot’s goal is to empower, reveal and release that hidden, sometimes invisible talent all partners have..
Lots of interaction from the audience, especially Lucy and Vikki.
Our inaugural programme commences 16 January 2023.
Deadline for applications is 2.1.2023. If you are a partner of someone serving in our Armed Forces – why not take up this free opportunity?
After a full-on orientation with Lee and Lily on Growing Talent 31 they ended this stage of their journey by completing the global, accredited, workplace designed Managing and Promoting Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing course.
The orientation chapter of Growing Talent’s 31st programme is now completed and a new chapter begins – their mutual test drive with their respective employers to see if the permanent role ring fenced for them is a great fit for both parties.
Check back to see how both get on with #Honeywell and #ISS.
Unusually the office was pretty oppressive. The blinds and curtains had been drawn to reduce the pressure on the air con system in the current heatwave.
Mindful of the fact we can only control ourselves, we decided to hold our finance workshop outside in the shade!
Of course we followed this up with a wellbeing window of sketching a piece of the London skyline!
After a week of full-on learning and qualification in Managing Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing, Luiz, Manny and Haajarah have a free day today to relax and reflect before going to their respective employer sites for the in-role training section of Growing Talent.
Haarajah joins Pedro and the team at Pertemps in Holborn
Luiz joins Aiste and the team at Portico across their London sites
Manny joins Michael and his team at ISS Facilities Services in London
We wish them all a fabulous time of growth and connection ahead.
Yesterday saw the final delivery of @I-act Managing and Promoting Positive Mental Health & Wellbeing of the year!
Now the team of managers have tools and knowledge to enable them to increase their own self-care and those around them in the workplace – ‘I can and I will’ is the new mantra!
Designed specifically for the workplace, I-act Managing & Promoting Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing is proactive and accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. It teaches over 50 tools for self-care that can be used in supporting those around them as well. Proactive – early intervention leads to a quicker recovering. Learning when to start a conversation, how to prepare for it, techniques to ensure the individual feels validated and supported to identify their own solution, setting personal boundaries, assessing levels of interventions including suicide builds confidence in the workplace leading to a much more positive workplace.