Change of Mind Workshops
A fresh approach to understanding mental health! It can be difficult to know the best ways handle mental health in the workplace, often leaving us with a lot of questions:
- How does it really feel to be depressed?
- How hard is it to focus when you have OCD?
- What is it like to battle anxiety?
Mental health issues in the workplace are increasingly common and often go undetected. Change of Mind is an innovative programme exploring common mental health disorders that might be encountered in the workplace. The programme is designed to build resilience, boost empathy and help to create a more productive working environment.
The sessions are centred around specially developed tracks of music and words combined to provide delegates with an 'evoking experience' of mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety. Led by a trained moderator, delegates are then guided through ideas and discussions surrounding different mental health disorders. Questions that are raised include:
- Online or Paper Format
- What it's like and how it feels
- Why mental health issues occur
- Why mental health issues pose difficult in the workplace
- How can you help, and why you should help
How does it work?
A trained moderator uses the engaging medium of recorded music to raise understanding of and evoke sympathy with the following common mental health disorders:
Our Wellbeing surveys:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
A mental health disorder is introduced to the group along with the specially developed music. Each group is then divided into small groups to discuss each disorder in turn. Working together, the individuals make an attempt to understand how it might feel to live with each condition.
The aims of the course;
The Change of Mind programme is intended to enable the group to build a better understanding of colleagues who are sufferers of mental health disorders, and aims to develop greater empathy within the workplace. This helps to promote a more resilient team and encourages a more supportive, co-operative and therefore more productive work environment. Change of Mind breaks the mould of traditional training sessions, giving each delegate a chance to feel, for a short time, what it might be like to suffer from a mental health disorder. Building empathy and knowledge around mental health unites the workforce and encourages a more supportive and co-operative work environment.