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.
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.