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Mental wellbeing workshops

Our workshops are all being delivered virtually so you can join in from wherever you are. For more information, contact wellbeingevents@vitality.co.uk

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Workshops for mental wellbeing

They are interactive seminars designed to engage and inspire your employees to improve their health. With a combination of learning and participation, your employees can leave the workshop with new skills. 

Bookings must be made at least six weeks in advance by email. Please include three dates with your request. Prices start at £250 + VAT. Contact the team at wellbeingevents@vitality.co.uk for individual prices.

How to de-stress in the office

Length of workshop: 60 minutes

Work-related stress, anxiety and depression account for over half of work days lost due to illness in the UK. Technology meaning we’re always connected. The boundaries between work and home are blurring. We’re in even greater need of practices that will help us de-stress.

This workshop teaches how to restore the body to a state of calm using a few discreet desk stretches. Participants will gain a toolkit of five practical techniques to reduce stress and increase wellbeing.

Making the most of your time

Length of workshop: 60 minutes

Time management is the holy grail of our busy lives. With so many competing demands, how can we get everything done? This workshop explores some powerful techniques to identify what’s important and how to prioritise it. It teaches effective tools to help overcome common obstacles such as procrastination.

You learn how to notice the patterns that help and hinder you to create better, lasting habits. Participants will leave the workshop with a new sense of focus. They will feel empowered to become more productive and energised. The approach of this workshop is very much experiential. It requires active participation and interaction amongst the group and self-reflection.

Mastering your inbox

Length of workshop: 60 minutes

We are living in an age of digitisation, immediacy and constant distraction. This can sometimes result in feelings of anxiety and burn-out. So much of work today involves our inbox and emails. Are you creating more hassle, less productivity and more stress through bad habits?

This workshop teaches how to build and maintain good habits with your email. Learn to become the master of your inbox instead of the servant. Find the joy in work once again. Participants will leave feeling empowered with a toolkit of strategies to regain control. The approach of this workshop is very much experiential. It requires active participation and interaction amongst the group and self-reflection.

Well Woman

Length of workshop: 60 minutes

Women's bodies go through intense change throughout their lives. Hormonal fluctuations during teenage years, pregnancy and menopause have a profound effect on women's health and wellbeing. There's often conflicting information on how to manage changes in the body.

A specialist physiotherapist will lead the workshop. He or she will take participants through the role of hormones in female health throughout the years. It explores how to strengthen pelvic muscles after pregnancy. How to maintain fitness levels through whatever changes the body is going through. The workshop takes a closer look at female bone health. The benefits of tailored exercise on improving bone density during menopause. This workshop is suitable for all ages. Men can attend to learn how they can better support the women in their lives. Participants will feel empowered with the knowledge of how to take care of their body.

Understanding menopause

Length of workshop: 60 minutes

Menopause can cause anxiety and distress for many women. The physical changes accompany mood swings and loss of confidence. Menopause is a natural stage of life that every woman will experience at some point. It’s a normal biological transition that occurs around the ages of 45-55. A healthy lifestyle can minimise the effects of the menopause. There are so many ways that the right nutrition can help to support a healthy menopause.

This interactive one-hour session will arm you with facts and practical tips to give your body the easiest ride. We discuss best diet practices, natural remedies, exercise, relaxation techniques and positive psychology. Men are welcome to attend and learn how you can be better able to support the women in your life during this process.

Supporting working parents

Length of workshop: 60 minutes

Sleeplessness, chaos, noise, overstimulation, thwarted will and a juggling act often characterise parenting. But there's also deep abiding love, meaning, purpose, connection and joy.

This workshop is relevant for Mums and Dads of kids of all ages. Participants learn a framework of self-care that allows nourishment of ourselves. They leave with tips and tools to help them cope and boost resilience. This includes strategies to support sleep and relaxation and nutrition and lifestyle hacks. These strategies take little time, energy or expense. They canhelp parents manage the unique stresses they face.

Financial wellbeing

Length of workshop: 60 minutes

Our perception of debt is often influenced by our upbringing and for many, money is a way to manage emotions. Being in debt is more common than you may realise. In 2017 the Financial Conduct Authority found that 3.3 million of us are in the red. Our society also encourages debt. Credit cards are available whether we can afford one or not. We get into debt because we want to be, look and feel better.

Long-term debt can be beneficial because it teaches you better ways of living. Join us for this workshop that will help you to confront debt. It will reframe your mindset and identify strategies to get debt in check.

Making sense of mental health

Length of Workshop: 60 minutes or 90 minutes* 
        
This informative bite-size session aims to build awareness and understanding of mental health and wellbeing. Providing a safe space to talk about and break down the stigma surrounding mental health, alongside an introduction to the mental health continuum. Empowering participants to identify, build and maintain positive mental wellbeing.

What you will gain from this workshop:
  • Understand what mental wellbeing is
  • Introduction to common mental health challenges
  • How to spot the signs of poor mental health in yourself and others
  • Tips on promoting positive mental wellbeing
  • How to start supportive conversations*
*90-minute interactive workshop includes an in-depth 'How to Start Supportive Conversations' with participants split into small groups of three to practice. Limit of 24. This workshop can be adapted to suit People Managers.

Positive wellbeing strategies: Managing stress and anxiety

Length of Workshop: 60 minutes         
 
This workshop aims to provide participants with the knowledge to understand the differences between stress and anxiety. Participants will learn about the science behind what happens in our brains and bodies when faced with stress and will be equipped with the tools to respond in a more positive way when faced with challenging situations.

What you will gain from this workshop:
  • Understand why we respond the way we do to stress and anxiety
  • Recognising the signs and reducing stress and anxiety
  • How to slow things down and develop greater clarity of mind
  • Positive strategies and tools to help reframe unhelpful thoughts and increase wellbeing.

Developing resilience: From surviving to thriving

Length of Workshop: 60 minutes
         
We’ve all heard the buzzword ‘Resilience’ for some time now, but do any of us really know what it is? Join us in this interactive workshop where we explore resilience from a scientific perspective and discover its impact on our wellbeing. We all have resilience, some of us have more than others. Participants will be shown techniques to discover what replenishes their resilience and what diminishes it, along with how to cultivate resilience.
 
What you will gain from this workshop:
  • Understand what resilience is 
  • Tools and techniques to help you grow resilience
  • Strategies to help you face and get through challenging times
  • Identifying your locus of control and developing a growth mindset.

Small steps to success: Motivation and goal setting

Length of Workshop: 60 minutes 
         
We all have goals or outcomes we’d like to achieve, and even with all the tools and techniques out there we can easily get lost in this pursuit. In this interactive workshop, participants will be armed with a coaching framework taking them on a journey to identify a goal consistent with their inner motivations, recognising hurdles which could hold them back, and identifying skills and capabilities they have within and around them. 

What you will gain from this workshop:
  • A framework which can be used with any goal
  • Understand the role of motivation and finding your why
  • How to set effective goals making you more likely to achieve them
  • Understand the impact of tiny habits and how to build your own
  • How to identify practical and psychological hurdles to success.
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