Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work

Thrive and Well specialises in workplace mental health and wellbeing training and consultancy.  We help organisations to nurture staff mental health, encourage self-care and create healthier, more productive workplaces. 

MHFA England training helps organisations to prioritise mental health at work to the same level as physical health. Training helps to increase productivity and wellbeing and reduce sickness absence and staff turnover.

We offer a collection of bite-sized workshops to support wellbeing at work and encourage staff to care for their own mental and physical health. We also create bespoke workshops tailored to meet your individual business needs. 

Consultancy

We help you to develop and embed mental health and wellbeing strategies to support your staff.  This includes ongoing support and upskilling for your mental health trained staff.

Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England Training

 

Why Mental Health First Aid

Mental ill-health is responsible for 91 million working days lost every year.  Stress, anxiety and depression are the biggest causes of sickness absence in the UK.  Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England training helps to create a safe, healthy workplace where employees' mental health and physical health are valued equally. ​​

Benefits of training

 

Training equips people with the tools to spot the signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions. It encourages staff to care for their own mental health and that of their colleagues and access timely professional support and resources.  Training also reduces stigma and absenteeism and increases productivity.

Independent research and evaluation show that Mental Health First Aid England courses:

  • raise awareness and mental health literacy

  • reduce stigma around mental ill-health

  • boost knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues

  • encourage people to start a conversation with a person who may be experiencing a mental health issue

  • promote early intervention which enables recovery

Training options

There are four training options to suit different timescales and budgets, from basic mental health awareness sessions to a full Mental Health First Aider qualification.

 

Sessions are designed to benefit employees, line managers, HR professionals, OH professionals and senior leaders alike. MHFA training is evidence-based and taught in over 25 countries across all sectors. 

 

Training is delivered as open or in-house courses. 

Mental Health First Aid England Courses

Adult Mental Health First Aid 2-Day 

(in-house/open)

This course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider. You will learn to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill-health and provide support on a first aid basis. You will also learn about the importance of self-care for positive mental health, how to challenge stigma and how promote awareness.

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Adult Mental Health First Aid Champions 1 Day

(in-house/open)

This mental health awareness and skills course qualifies you as an MHFA Champion. You will gain an understanding of common mental health issues, knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness and the ability to spot signs of mental ill health.

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Adult Mental Health First Aid Half Day Aware

(in-house)

This session provides you with a basic understanding of common mental health issues.  You will also learn about self-care, promoting mental health awareness and challenging stigma.  This course is ideal for time-pressed senior leaders wishing to learn more about mental health first aid.

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Adult Mental Health First Aid 1/2 Day Refresher

(in-house)

This half day refresher course is for Mental Health First Aiders and MHFA Champions to maintain and update their skills.  The training equips staff to continue performing their role safely and effectively.

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Wellbeing Workshops

We offer a collection of bite-sized workshops to support wellbeing at work and encourage staff to care for their own mental and physical health. We also create bespoke workshops tailored to meet your individual business needs. 

 

To find out about in-house courses, contact esther@thriveandwell.co.uk

Stress is a major contributor to mental and physical ill health and sickness absence. You will gain an understanding of what is meant by stress, the causes of stress and how to develop your resilience and reduce your vulnerability to stress.

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Bespoke Wellbeing Days and Workshops

(in-house)

We deliver tailored learning sessions and wellbeing days to foster good health at work and encourage staff to support their  mental and physical wellbeing.  

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Anxiety and depression are two of the leading causes of sickness absence in the UK.  Attendees will gain an understanding of each illness and learn to recognised common signs and symptoms. 

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Self-care for Positive Mental Health

(in-house)

Self-care is essential for maintaining optimal mental health.  It helps us to reduce stress and anxiety, improve mood and maintain our body. It includes how we perceive ourselves, how we eat, move, sleep, unwind and enjoy life.

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Wellbeing Workshops

About me

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Esther Thomas

I am the founder of Thrive and Well.  I have a background in health and wellbeing centred around mental and physical health.  My expertise and training include nutrition, mindfulness, stress management, yoga and self-care, all of which inform my training sessions.

I am an accredited Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England Instructor and an active Mental Health First Aider which enables me to provide practical insights to illustrate the course content. I ensure that training courses are accessible so no prior knowledge or experience of mental ill-health is required. Attendees will be supported to increase mental health literacy, reduce the stigma associated with mental ill-health and increase their skills and confidence in how to support others who may be experiencing mental ill-health. 

I've worked for various government organisations such as the House of Commons, Greater London Authority and the Equality and Human Rights Commission. I have management level experience and thus a good understanding of organisational policies and procedures and mental health at work.  I am also a Mayor of London Enterprise Adviser and provide careers support to a south London school.

I have delivered training to a range of delegates from corporate, public, education and third sector organisations such as Deloitte, Allianz, Vonage, NHS, Beckmead Family of Schools and Bromley Council - please see feedback below.

Feedback

“I really enjoyed the course and learned so much from it. It has confirmed my wanting to train to be an instructor. Thanks Esther for facilitating our group so well - you were so calm and so knowledgeable. (Dec 2019).”​

 

CONTACT US

Tel. 07852 754 179

esther@thriveandwell.co.uk

www.thriveandwell.co.uk

Sussex Innovation Centre

12-16 Addiscombe Road

Croydon.  CRO 0XT

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