Mental Health Awareness Week 10th – 16th May 2021 


Mental Health Awareness Week
April 20, 2021 / Posted by Cheryl Brunwin / in Uncategorised / 327 Views

If ever there was a time to invest in your team’s motivation, development & mental stimulation it’s now. The world is increasingly moving into an online space. Whilst it might be a great shift for workplace efficiency, there’s a risk of it harming workplace wellness. Working from home can not only create distance within a team but can lead to employees feeling disconnected from themselves too. Mental Health Awareness Week takes place between the 10th to the 16th May 2021 and we’ve put together some fantastic ways that you can get involved.  

Virtual Mindfulness & Meditation Workshops: 

Yoga: With the focus on being not just on the body but also the mind, relaxation techniques are incorporated throughout the session.  

Mindfulness & Meditation: we lead you through several techniques to become present and fully engaged with whatever you’re doing in the moment. 

Breathwork: Breathing to promote feelings of calm to help you in moments of stress, providing increased energy levels when you’re feeling tired and lethargic.  

Trouble Sleeping: Working from home? Night shifts? These are just some of the topics in this session which can be covered to make your business more productive.  

Gong Bath Meditation: A virtual gong bath meditation guides you through a journey of sound as you cycle through various brainwave states. 

Optimum physical and mental health increase the energy levels, productivity of individuals and increase the effectiveness of teams. During these virtual nutrition workshops, we will encourage and promote health and well-being through cooking.  Inspire your team to adopt a healthy lifestyle with some simple techniques for nutritious eating whilst having a lot of fun together virtually.  

 

Health & Wellbeing: 

Health and Wellbeing Cookery: Inspire your team to adopt a healthy lifestyle with some simple techniques for nutritious eating whilst having a lot of fun together whilst incorporating cookery skills to protect our world.  

Healthy Heart Cookery: Our healthy heart workshop is the perfect way to relieve stress, focus on a positive mindset and learn what nutrition our body needs.  

Sushi Making: This is a great activity if you want to give your team a unique virtual cooking experience whilst learning new skills.  We will deliver Sushi making kits to the guest homes.  

Smoothie Making: Tuning into different aspects of wellness, it offers the opportunity to both learn and engage in different ways of tuning into both the mind and body. 

Making things by hand is a powerful tool that can shift our mindsets, overcome fear, encourage growth, become present, build community, reduce stress, improve mental health, and inspire self-care. Our workshops connect business and art through experiences not just things. When we are immersed in experiential learning, we move beyond passive concepts and lofty ideas to generate true change and long-term impact. 

 

Sensory:  

Masterpiece: Masterpiece is the original giant painting challenge, where the whole group has to work as one, to create ultimate Masterpiece. Paint images from home, ready to bring together when the office reopens.  

Flower Arranging: Focusing on learning the art of flower arranging, our workshop focuses on both learning the skill associated with this but also provides a welcome break from the office.  

Perfume Making:  You’ll get the chance to put your nose to the test while sampling blends before creating your very own bespoke fragrance which will never be found on the shelves. 

 These sessions are designed primarily to develop team working skills via self-awareness, understanding others, the dynamics of what makes a high performing team, and the habits to adopt when being part of a team.  

 

Mind Management: 

Insights Discovery: At the heart this lies the Insights Discovery personal profile and colour model of behaviours.  

Belbin: Belbin Team Roles is the language of teams, enabling individuals to be able to project and talk about their behavioural strengths in a productive, safe and non-confrontational way.  

Strength Deployment: SDI explores people’s basic need to better understand themselves and those around them.  

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator:  The Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator is a self-report inventory designed to identify a person’s personality type, strengths, and preference. 

The theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is Nature. The evidence is clear that access to nature is crucial for our mental health and millions of people re-discovered that during lockdowns this year. We would like to introduce you to our very own nature guru Ian Banyard. In 2014 Ian started his own nature-based, wellness walks in the English Cotswolds and would like to share more information with you about his online Natural Mindfulness mini-retreat where you will:  

  • Discover a deeper connection with nature and your true nature using Natural Mindfulness.
  • Benefit from the healing power of nature connection.
  • Journey closer to a deep relationship with nature and your true nature.

 

If you would like further information about Ian’s retreat or any of the virtual activities mentioned above please contact one of our amazing superheroes on 01242 243475 or email theteam@firstchoice-ce.co.uk