Mental health awareness webinars
At Red Umbrella, we take a hands-on approach, with the aim of de-stigmatising and tackling mental health concerns in the workplace by offering a fully-proven, solution-based system for industry-specific mental health concerns.
Whilst COVID-19 restrictions are slowly being eased, we recognise that we’re currently living through some of the most turbulent times many of us will ever have to face. Some more than others, may find that additional restrictions, working from home, being put on a furlough scheme, and having their hours reduced is becoming more and more challenging.
To try and tackle this, together with our team and clients, we’ve produced the most comprehensive and interactive mental health awareness webinars available.
Webinars we’ve delivered
We’ve tailored our webinar themes to keep them relevant to the current climate. Below is just a few of the types of webinars we’ve run over the last few months:
- General management workshop
- Mental health during a pandemic
- Leading in a crisis
- Circle of influence and control
- Impact of isolation
- Returning to work
- Managing fear and anxiety
- Social media
- Working from home
These online webinars last one hour, and include a Q&A discussion, and signposting to relevant employee assistance programmes. Employees of organisations who have purchased Care Coins will have access to immediate support following the webinar, should they need it.
Our current webinars cost from as little as £250 per webinar (unlimited access for all employees – we’ve had 8 people to over 3000 attend a webinar), but we’re also happy to develop webinars that are relevant to different organisations and their specific requirements, which would start at £300 per webinar. In addition to a bespoke webinar, we would also include a live recording in the price, so that all of your staff can access the material at a time that’s convenient to them.
Get in touch with us to find out more about our bespoke webinars, or discover more about the current webinars we run below.
General management workshop
In this webinar, you’ll gain an understanding of:
- What is mental health?
- How to spot the signs of poor mental health
- How to have conversations with members of staff
- Barriers and stigma
- Non-judgemental listening skills
- Legislation and regulations
Our general management workshop webinar is ideal for team leaders and managers, as it forms a vital link on how to effectively support someone who’s struggling.
Mental health during a pandemic
Many employees’ mental healths will naturally be affected during the pandemic, having faced a wave of difficult, challenging and unique times. In this webinar, we will look at:
- The three main areas that have the greatest impact during a pandemic: change, fear and anxiety, and isolation
- How a greater understanding helps you to put your thoughts and feelings into perspective
- How to effectively manage what you’re feeling
- Understanding the importance of taking the steps to communicate with others, connections, minimising changes of a routine where possible, and seeking help
This webinar is ideal for all employees as part of their support system during the pandemic.
Leading in a crisis
The three main objectives when leading others through a crisis is to gain perspective, value people, and the ability to encourage others. Therefore, our leading in a crisis management webinar will cover:
- Who is a leader?
- Being visible in a time of crisis
- Anxiety in times of uncertainty
- How to manage anxiety by remaining balanced, leading by example, and being flexible
- The importance of effective communication and active listening
- Empathy vs sympathy vs apathy
Everyone who has completed this webinar should have developed an awareness of what makes a leader visible and effective in leading others through a crisis.
Whilst we’d primarily recommend this webinar for team leaders, it would benefit all employees as part of their further development in regaining self-control, and accessing help in times of uncertainty.
Not everyone can define what resilience truly is, and what it precisely is not. We developed this webinar to help bring understanding by looking at the following:
- What do we mean by resilience?
- What resilience is not
- The five areas of resilience
- Understanding influence and control
- Using simple tools to cope (activity)
This webinar will benefit all employees in building resilience, which will improve their ability to cope more effectively in times of change.
Circle of influence and control
The circle of influence and control is a theoretical model developed by Stephen Covey, that looks at how we deal with various circumstances that might be impacted by being anxious, frustrated, or having concerns. In this webinar, we’ll look at:
- What is the circle of control and influence?
- Why is it helpful right now?
- A group activity to take away and complete
This webinar would be of benefit to all employees.
Impact of isolation
Technology means that we can now work from every corner of the globe – or from the comfort from our own living rooms. Whilst this brings a lot of exciting possibilities, it can also result in an increase in risks, particularly for those who’ve found themselves working in isolation. In this webinar, we’ll look at the following:
- Risks associated with loneliness and isolation
- How and why isolation affects us mentally and physically
- Useful tips on how to effectively manage oneself
At the end of the webinar, attendees should have a greater awareness of the impact of isolation, and is great for anyone who’s working remotely or from home. We’d also recommend line managers who have team members working in isolated environments to take part too.
Returning to work
Anyone who’s returning to work after a long period of time – for whatever reason – is likely to find it challenging. Not only that, but employees who have had to work in the office during the lockdown may find the transition of other colleagues returning to work a difficult period, albeit for different reasons. In this webinar, we will cover:
- The difficulties of returning to work after a period of time away
- The different challenges one faces
- How we can support ourselves or other people during the return to work
This webinar will be beneficial for anyone who’s had to take time away from work, whether that’s due to COVID-19, sickness, an injury or maternity leave; and is also a useful learning tool for line managers who may not be fully aware of how challenging returning to work can be.
Managing fear and anxiety
Anxiety is a natural, normal human emotion, and it’s also one of the most common mental health conditions. In this webinar, attendees will learn the following:
- How anxiety is experienced
- What causes it
- How we can manage it in ourselves and others
- Practical tips
All employees would benefit from this webinar, but it can be particularly helpful for those who are working in high stress roles where anxiety is increasingly common.
The use of social media – in both our personal and professional lives – is continually on the increase. Whilst this brings many benefits, it can also present us with a range of unique challenges. We cover the following in this webinar:
- The positive and negative impact of social media on a person’s mental wellbeing
- The nature of social media addiction
- How to mitigate some of these risks
Whilst this webinar will be useful to anyone who’s active on social media, we’d particularly recommend it to anyone who has to use social media for their job.
Working from home
Whilst technology means that we can work from anywhere in the world – including in our own homes – it brings about many challenges. Similar to our impact of isolation workshop, this webinar covers the following:
- The risks associated with loneliness and isolation
- How isolation and loneliness can affect us both physically and mentally
- Why it impacts us the way it does
By the end of the webinar, attendees should have a greater awareness of the impact of isolation, and be armed with useful tips on how to effectively manage their feelings of loneliness.
We’d recommend this webinar to anyone who’s working remotely or from home, as well as line managers who have team members that are working in these environments.
It is thought that around 20-30% of the UK population have some degree of neurodiversity. Most will be unaware of it and the different ways in which it affects them, but if we can increase our understanding of neurodiverse conditions like dyslexia, dyscalculia, and autism, we can remove some of the barriers that stop us from achieving our full potential. It can also help us to make the most of our colleagues’ unique skills and abilities that come with being neurodiverse. In this webinar we will be touching on:
- What neurodiversity is
- Some of the common signs of neurodiversity
- the most common types of neurodiversity, how they affect someone in work and the benefits they can bring
- How to support someone who might be neurodiverse
Menopause and Mental Health
Menopause is possibly the single largest taboo subject in the world. While this might seem like quite a statement, consider how common it is – almost every woman in the world will go through it, some 3.9 billion people, yet it is so rarely discussed and often misunderstood, particularly in the workplace. There are few subjects so widely experienced and so little discussed. In this webinar we will be discussing the impact menopause can have on people in the workplace, the perceptions and myths around it, and the things we can do in order to be able to best support people who might be experiencing symptoms of menopause in the workplace that might be affecting them and their mental health.
Identity and Mental Health
Identity is the essence of how we perceive ourselves and our place in the world. It is a complex mix of our values, beliefs, and core ideas, as well as the messages that comes from the world around us about how we “should” be, that come together and affect how we feel, think and act. Our identity can be how we see ourselves as a parent, partner, employee, sibling, child, or as member of society. It has the greatest potential to both positively and negatively affect our mental health. In this webinar we will be looking at how identity is formed, some of the ways it is shaped by, and sometimes comes into conflict with, societies views, and how this then affects our mental health. It will also be asking you to think of your own sense of identity and how this might impact your mental health, as well as how others might be similarly impacted, and the things we can do to protect our mental health when it comes to identity.
Gender Identity, Gender Roles and Mental Health
This is the second of three webinars that together look at the impact of identity on mental health and wellbeing.
Our mental health is intrinsically tied to our sense of identity, and the ways the world perceives our identity can also play a role in mental health. Gender identity is something that is becoming a more commonplace conversation in society, as more people are feeling comfortable exploring who they are. This inevitably brings up challenges and concerns, anxiety and in some instances depression. We cannot explore gender identity without focusing on the gender roles and stereotypes that still play a part in society
In this webinar we will be looking at the impact how gender is viewed and perceived can have on our mental health, the harmful gender role stereotypes that can damage mental health (“man up” being an example) and the ways in which we can start to have more productive conversations about gender roles and identities.
Sexuality and Mental health
This is the third webinar in our Mental health and Identity series. Sexuality makes up a fundamental part of our sense of self and how we fit into the world around us. This does not come without its difficulties, as prejudice and discrimination can often follow. This can invariably impact our mental health, and this, in turn, impacts our ability to be fully engaged with the world around us. Understanding sexuality can also be a minefield, with terminology that is fairly new to our social awareness, and this confusion can make having conversations and providing support difficult. In this session, we are going to be exploring some of the challenges facing those with different sexualities and how we can best support someone whose mental health might be affected.
All our webinars at a glance:
- Managing your mental health during the holiday season
Looking at the impact of the holiday season on our mental health, how we can take steps to reduce stress and manage our wellbeing, as well as support others
Understanding what resilience is, what it isn’t and how we can grow resiliency
- Supporting managers around mental health
Helping managers to understand the impact mental health has on managers, how managers can look after their own mental health, and how managers can support their teams with their mental health
Understanding boundaries, why they’re important, the challenges in holding boundaries and how broken boundaries can affect our mental wellbeing
- Dealing with technical difficulties and stress
How being so reliant on technology can cause us stress and anxiety, the different ways we can manage this and how to cope when issues do occur
- Fear, anxiety and isolation
Understanding the links between Covid, fear, anxiety and isolation, as well as ways in which we can manage these three key areas
- Stress and burnout
How do we understand stress and the impact this can have on us, how to measure stress, and ways to manage our stress levels
- Empathy vs Sympathy
What is the difference between sympathy and empathy, when are each useful and when empathy might be more important to use
Understanding what causes addiction, the kind of things we can become addicted to, what really causes addiction and how to support someone who might be struggling with addiction
- Bad habits in lockdown
Looking at the bad habits that can form in lockdown, how these might affect us and the ways in which we can change these habits to more positive ones
- The impact of workplace stress
How does stress from the workplace affect us, what can we do to limit the effects of workplace stress and how do we support others that are struggling with workplace stress
- It’s good to talk
Understanding the importance of talking, how talking to others can improve our wellbeing and how we start conversations with people about their mental health
- Social media
Looking at what impact social media has on our mental health, the different issues it can cause and how can we manage the effects it might have
- Grief and bereavement
Understanding how grief and bereavement affect us, emotionally, physically and mentally, looking at the different models of grief and how we support someone who is grieving
- Working from home
What are the issues facing us when we’re working from home, what steps can we take to mitigate those issues and how to support others who might be working from home
Understanding how change affects us, the reasons why we are biologically resistant to change and how we can ease the process of change
- Leading in a crisis
How do we step up as leaders during a time of crisis, what does good leadership look like and what skills do we need to use in order to effectively lead our teams during a crisis
- Resilience, control and influence
Looking at what resilience is, how we can cultivate resilience in our lives, and how this ties into the circle of control and influence
- Confidence and self esteem
What do we mean by confidence and self esteem, looking at our inner critic and how that can affect our self esteem, and developing and growing our confidence and self worth
- Addiction in lockdown
How has lockdown increased addictions, what factors cause addiction and how are these made worse during Covid, and what can we do to support ourselves and others who might be struggling
- Having conversations
Understanding what factors make talking about our mental health difficult, how we start the conversation and how to have regular ongoing conversations around mental health
Looking at what mindfulness is, the science of mindfulness and how it can have a positive impact on our wellbeing
Understanding the importance of relationships, both at home and in the workplace, how we develop relationships and our 8 relational needs, and what we can do to foster better, stronger and more rewarding relationships
- Returning to work
How does returning to the workplace affect our mental health, what are the challenges we face, and how can we overcome them to enable a smooth transition back into work
- Imposter syndrome
What is imposter syndrome, how does it affect us and what steps can we take to reduce the impact it has on us
understanding what anxiety is, how it affects people, the signs and symptoms of anxiety and how to support someone who is struggling with anxiety
What are the main signs and symptoms of depression, how does it affect someone and what steps we can take to support someone with depression
- Suicide awareness
Helping us to understand what suicide is, understanding the myths around suicide, and how we can talk to someone about suicide
Try our e-learning courses
For organisations who want their employees to take part in more than one webinar, our e-learning courses can be the ideal solution.
Our e-learning courses start off with a 60-minute mental health in the workplace course with certification, followed by five bite-sized courses that are relevant to the current COVID-19 crisis (and can also be purchased as standalone webinars):
- Returning to work
- Managing fear and anxiety
- Social media
- Working from home
The cost of our e-learning courses is dependent on your organisation’s size. Get in touch with us to find out more about our courses, and the pricing structure.
For organisations that have purchased Care Coins, we can coordinate monthly check-ins with any employees who want or need it. We can run this over Zoom, Skype or Teams (whichever is the most convenient for you), and consists of a small presentation by our staff, followed by a Q&A session with our staff and therapists.
Our therapists are also available for one-to-ones, and any of your employees can take advantage of this if needed. This includes freelancers, contractors and part-time members of staff, as well as employees’ family and friends.
Care Coins will never lose their value, and can be transferred to other members of staff, or used for any of our services – not just our monthly check-ins.
To put this into context, 10 Care Coins a month would cost your organisation £300, and covers one bespoke check-in a month; and 20 Care Coins would cost £600, and covers two check-ins. Our 12-month package is only 80 care coins, and this works out at £200 per month for your bespoke check-ins.
For more information about our employee assistance programme, head on over to our sister company’s website.
You’re in safe hands with our qualified team
Our team is made up of highly qualified trainers, counsellors and therapists, who have a personal understanding with individuals who are struggling and are in need of support. Between them, they can speak five different languages, so we can reach anyone who’s in need of help.
We’re passionate about measuring the benefits of mental health support, and monitor wellbeing and productivity with all of our clients. Following our webinars, our aim is to plan, set goals, monitor, assess and improve our services, to ensure that your employees get the most out of their workshops; whilst raising awareness of mental health issues throughout the process.