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Top up your wellbeing at work

Work is an essential and integral part of our lives – almost all of us spend more time at work with our colleagues and team members than we do with our family.  Therefore it is vital to look after yourself at work and take ownership for your own emotional wellbeing.  Organisations are also keen to ensure their employees stay well and healthy.  At Mind in Harrow, our Head for Work project delivers tailor made training sessions to organisations.  The focus is on mental health awareness, building resilience, managing stress and looking after your emotional wellbeing. 

Mind in Harrow’s Chief Executive Mark Gillham said:  “Mind’s research shows that a culture of fear and silence around mental health is costly to employers: one in five people take a day off work due to stress. One in ten people have resigned from their job due to stress, while one in four have thought about it.”

During the past two years, our Head for Work Project has delivered 68 workshops with 1,052 employees across the public/business/voluntary sectors achieving 92-95% satisfaction ratings. The unique part of our training sessions are our trainers sharing their lived experience about their own mental health journey through personal testimonies. It is a great way to start a conversation about mental health and wellbeing.

If you would like to find out more about how to create a mentally healthy workplace and stay well at work, please contact Hanlie Burger on 0208 515 7861 or e-mail [email protected]

Could you be a SWiSH Helpline Volunteer?

    Mind in Harrow is currently recruiting volunteers for our helpline, a service that offers mental health support, signposting and referral over the phone.

    The helpline is also part of the Support & Wellbeing Information Service Harrow (SWiSH), providing help to anyone in Harrow aged 18 or over who needs information about keeping safe and well.

    This includes information and advice about a wide range of local services, including where to keep fit and well, manage finances, join social groups, look for work, start a course, access help with housing or welfare benefits or apply for a personal budget.

    We welcome applications from people of any age (18+), cultural background and life experience. We ask that you commit half a day per week (Mon-Fri) for a year.

    Training will be offered over three days subject to a successful interview: the 20th, 23rd and 27th of September 2019. It will take place at The Mind in Harrow meeting room, 132-134 College Road, Harrow, HA1 1BQ.

    If you are interested, please contact Leah Robertson on 020 8515 7862 or email [email protected]. You can find out more about the helpline on the SWiSH webpage and download an application form via our volunteering opportunities page.