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
  • Resilience
  • 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
  • Signposting

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.

Resilience

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.

Social media

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.

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
  • Resilience
    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
  • Boundaries
    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
  • Addiction
    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
  • Change
    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
  • Mindfulness
    Looking at what mindfulness is, the science of mindfulness and how it can have a positive impact on our wellbeing
  • Relationships
    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
  • Anxiety
    understanding what anxiety is, how it affects people, the signs and symptoms of anxiety and how to support someone who is struggling with anxiety
  • Depression
    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
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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
  • Isolation
  • 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.

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Subscription check-ins

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.

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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.