Wellbeing pack

As our valued employees, much of our company’s strength and success depends on YOU. That’s why we want to make sure that our workplace helps you maintain or even improve your mental health and wellbeing. To ensure we are all doing our utmost to ensure our work environment positively contributes to your well being, we have a company Mental Wellbeing and Mental Health Policy. This is supported by our Agenda for Wellbeing Meetings which can be called for by either an employee or the Company.

Most of the actions regarding wellbeing and mental health need to be initiated by the individual themselves. Sometimes you need help to know what to do so we share a selection of useful information ranging from improving your overall happiness right through to managing a specific situation. We hope you find all this information useful. Please remember though that we are here to help so will try our best to support specific situations. You just need to talk to us.  

Happiness

10 Keys to Happiness

A great little Guidebook to help you understand the 10 keys to happier living.

Action for Happiness

Want to learn how to boost your wellbeing and create more happiness in the world?

Spread the Happiness

Shonette Bason Wood is an early years Educator who is not only funny but can help you in everyday life bring a little happiness.

My Whole Self

My Whole Self us a new campaign from Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England. We want to empower employees to bring their whole self to work. Bringing your whole self to work is a mindset that is better for wellbeing and better for business.

How come you're always so cheerful?

Jaz is a resilience ninja!. Having seen her speak live at the Gloucestershire ACE's Conference (June 2021) she is truly inspiring. Watch her, follow her, learn from her. 🙂

Headspace - Happiness Video

A lovely short video that simplifies our 'search for happiness'!

Managing Stress

Your Stress Container

Watch Neil Laybourn describe your stress container and how to manage it

Stress busting Tips

Hear Neil Laybourn's stress busting tips

Address your stress

MHFA England has some great Selfcare tips Self Care Poster Sources of stress Poster
Wellbeing weekly Checklist

Self Care

Every Mind Matters

Really useful links including links to apps and and action plan

Mental Health Workbooks.
How to... guides

look after your mental health

Look After Your Mental Health

It’s important to take care of yourself and get the most from life. In this booklet are 10 practical ways to look after your mental health. Making simple changes to how you live doesn’t need to cost a fortune or take up loads of time. Anyone can follow this advice. Why not start today?

metal health at work

Supporting Mental Health at Work

For many of us, work is a major part of our lives. It is where we spend much of our time, where we get our income and often where we make our friends. Having a fulfilling job can be good for your mental health and general wellbeing.

manage and reduce stress

Managing and Reduce Stress

Here, we would like to start, by giving you an introduction to what stress is, what the signs of stress are, what simple steps you can take when feeling stressed and provide practical advice for preventing it, to show why we are passionate about moving towards a less stressed nation.

overcome fear and anxiety

Overcoming Fear and Anxiety

Some people become overwhelmed by fear and want to avoid situations that might make them frightened or anxious. It can be hard to break this cycle, but there are lots of ways to do it. You can learn to feel less fearful and to cope with fear so that it doesn’t stop you from living.

mindfulness

Mindfulness

Mindfulness can be used as a tool to manage your wellbeing and mental health

exercise

Exercise

There are many reasons why physical activity is good for your body – having a healthy heart and improving your joints and bones are just two, but did you know that physical activity is also beneficial for your mental health and wellbeing?

sleep better

Sleep Better

Good sleep doesn’t just mean lots of sleep: it means the right kind of sleep. Sleep affects our ability to use language, sustain attention, understand what we are reading, and summarise what we are hearing; if we compromise on our sleep, we compromise on our performance, our mood, and our interpersonal relationships.

later life

Later Life

One in five older people living in the community experience depression or poor mental health. Research shows that there are five key issues that can have an impact on the mental wellbeing of older people

self harm

Truth About Self Harm

This booklet aims to help you understand more about self-harm and what to do if you are worried about yourself or someone else. It explains what self-harm is, what to do if you or someone you know is self-harming, and how to get help

Signposting you to help

Samaritans

Telephone: 116 123 (24 hours a day, free to call) Email: jo@samaritans.org Website: https://www.samaritans.org Provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.

MIND Infoline

Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (9am-6pm Monday to Friday) or text 86463 Email: info@mind.org.uk Website: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helplines Mind provides confidential mental health information services. With support and understanding, Mind enables people to make informed choices. The Infoline gives information on types of mental health problems, where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies and advocacy. Mind works in partnership with around 140 local Minds providing local mental health services.

Rethink Mental Illness

Telephone: 0300 5000 927 (9.30am - 4pm Monday to Friday) Email: advice@rethink.org Website: http://www.rethink.org/about-us/our-mental-health-advice Provides expert advice and information to people with mental health problems and those who care for them, as well as giving help to health professionals, employers and staff. Rethink also runs Rethink services and groups across England.

Harmless

Support for those that self-harm http://www.harmless.org.uk/

Hub of Hope

The Hub of Hope is the UK’s leading mental health support database. It is provided by national mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma, and brings local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHS mental health support and services together in one place for the first time.

CALM

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide.

SANE

Saneline Telephone: 0300 304 7000 (4:30pm-10:30pm) Website: www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/support/helpline Saneline is a national mental health helpline providing information and support to people with mental health problems and those who support them.