Workplace Wellness

Keeping Your Oomph @ 100mph

In the fast moving competitive world where businesses operate we often forget to focus on our most important asset, our people.

SOS runs a range of programmes aimed at ensuring that each and every member of your team is introduced to the basic truths about mental health and really practical ways of staying well at work.

17311177_10155136023916796_2730513349140647642_oWe present our information in a simple to understand and non-threatening style which is inclusive, interactive and fun. Our programmes have been independently assessed by both Trinity College and DCU and are endorsed by the HSE. We share a wealth of tips, tools and techniques that demystify and destigmatise the subject of mental health maintenance. We work with organisations to open the conversation around positive mental health and to introduce staff and management to the positive benefits of taking personal responsibility for their own wellness. Our programmes help break the stigma that stops people from seeking help when they struggle, as we all will, in life.

The fees from these seminars, workshops and programmes are used to bring our programmes to people in communities throughout Ireland.

Wellness Seminars

How do I keep my head right in an ever increasingly busy world? A world where I seem to be time short and task rich.

These one-hour seminars start the conversation about mental health and wellness. During the seminar we address issues such as stress, managing our daily moods, feeding hope, seeking help and we share personal stories of how our facilitators have faced some great challenges in their own lives but with the right approach and the right assistance were able to come through to brighter days. This is a fast paced, information rich and full of fun seminar. We can provide a seminar pack that includes our highly acclaimed Wellness Workbook, the SOS Wellness Jar, an SOS Mindfulness CD, a Life’s Little Emergency Kit and a years subscription to the Headspace mindfulness app (pack value €160) for a cost of €12 per participant.
These seminars can accommodate up to 60 people and are facilitated by 2 – 3 of our team who have years of experience, both professional and personal, in the area of mental health. The cost of the seminar is €600

Half-Day Wellness Workshop

When it comes to mental health maintenance the mantra of “If it’s to be it’s up to me!” is very relevant. So if I do take the responsibility what kind of things should I be doing?

This half-day Workshop will give attendees a deeper level of understanding of managing wellness. In this Workshop we will address the importance of our thoughts and how they drive our moods and participants will learn how to critically assess how they are thinking so they can change some of the negative thought patterns that impact on their wellness. We will explore mindfulness and how it reduces stress if used on a daily basis. We will use a simple tool to highlight the areas of our lives that are dragging our mood down or creating stress. We will talk about personal responsibility and how seeking help before a crisis is not weak but wise. We will discover how diet affects our mental health. Participants will also learn how to begin to construct their own Wellness Toolbox. All attendees receive a range of take-aways that they can use to enhance their wellness including our highly acclaimed Wellness Workbook, the SOS Wellness Jar, an SOS Mindfulness CD, a Life’s Little Emergency Kit and a years subscription to the Headspace mindfulness app (total value €160)

This half-day workshop affords the opportunity for staff and management to grow their own knowledge of wellness in a familiar environment. Interaction and group discussion (on a no pressure basis) is a major part of the Workshop and so we limit the number of attendees to a maximum of 40. The Workshops are facilitated by 2 – 3 of our hugely experienced facilitators and cost €1,500

Workplace Wellness for Managers and Team Leaders

So how should a manager handle the issues related to mental health among the team? Is there a proper thing to say or a right thing to do?

Our Workplace Wellness programme for Managers and Team Leaders equips people fulfilling these roles with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to be more effective in dealing with the issue of mental health in the workplace.

This programme covers:
• Opening the conversation around mental health
• Reducing stigma in the workplace
• Legislation in relation to workplace mental health
• Reasonable accommodation
• The role of the manager/ team leader in supporting and signposting

This highly effective half day Workshop is interactive and includes a suite of videos sharing a lived experience of mental health and the workplace.  All attendees receive a range of take-aways that they can use to enhance their wellness including our highly acclaimed Wellness Workbook, the SOS Wellness Jar, an SOS Mindfulness CD, a Life’s Little Emergency Kit and a years subscription to the Headspace mindfulness app (total value €160)  The Workshop can accommodate up to 30 Managers/ Team Leaders and runs at a cost of €1,500

Managers can be further supported following this workshop to deal with issues that may arise on a needs basis. The cost of this consultancy work can be discussed with SOS if the need arises.

All of our seminars, workshops and programmes can be tailored to suit the needs of your specific workplace.

Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP)

17635414_10155136028626796_2319431849591646322_o“What is not measured is not managed!” and “If we fail to plan we plan to fail!” are probably two of the most frequently used business wisdoms. Imagine if we applied that attitude to looking after our wellness!

WRAP is a 2 ½ day programme run over 3 consecutive weeks that helps you to develop your own personally tailored Wellness Action Plan that you can use on a day-to-day basis to manage your wellness and that you can use if you begin to struggle to restore it.

 

WRAP can help you to:
• Monitor and manage your own mental wellness
• Identify triggers and signs that your wellness is being challenged
• Develop plans for what you will do to restore/ manage your wellness when this happens

This programme is a globally recognised, evidence based game changer for mental health maintenance. Many organisations use this as the programme to train up their in-house advocates and mental health ambassadors as it covers many issues that challenge a large number of the workforce in an in-depth way. The programme is facilitated by 2 of our specially trained WRAP facilitators who have both professional and personal experience in the area of mental health.

This programme can accommodate up to a maximum of 16 delegates and is run at a cost of €5,000

Further Opportunities to be Leaders in Wellness Maintenance

17492463_10155136027516796_3354624664216208986_oSOS can offer your organisation the opportunity to place a branded version of our online Wellness Workshop on your intranet. This affords your organisation a chance to front the initiative with a personal video message from your CEO and to have your organisations branding visible through the site. This a very effective way to display to your staff that you are serious about mental health maintenance. The cost of this branding can be discussed.

Talk to Us

At SOS we are committed to working in partnership to reduce stigma, promote mental health and prevent suicide.

Through our corporate sponsorship package you can provide the funding for us to bring one of our Wellness Workshops and/ or WRAP programmes to a community of your choice anywhere in Ireland. See our corporate page for more details.

If you would like to talk to us about any of the seminars/ workshops/ programmes outlined above you can contact Paula Lawlor, National Programme Manager at paula@suicideorsurvive.ie or on 1890 577 577