Promoting Emotional Wellbeing
Leading companies are increasingly recognising the importance of adopting a holistic approach to employee wellbeing – extending it beyond work-place policies designed to enhance work-life balance or work-life harmony and paying attention to the emotional wellbeing of their employees. The results of stressed and burnt out employees can be devastating – both from an organisational and reputational perspective. Leveraging our research and resources from our Asia Employee Wellbeing Virtual Platform, we provide a portfolio of training to address the emotional wellbeing of your employees, including topics relating to happiness, resilience and mental health in the workplace
Our portfolio of training to address emotional wellbeing in the workplace includes:
Increasing Happiness in the WorkplaceLatest science and thought leadership highlights that a positive and happy mindset can create a competitive edge, enhancing productivity and performance. In this session we explore why increasing happiness at work is key to both individual and organisational wellbeing and share practical ways to nurture positive emotions in the workplace.
Building Resilience in the WorkplaceThe fast-paced, competitive and unpredictable business environment in Asia means that employees are under constant pressure to perform. Our ability to manage stress, be resourceful and bounce back from adversity or difficult situations is critical. In this session, we identify common triggers of stress and explore strategies for building inner resilience. We also examine how to build resilient teams to buffer individual team members against known risk factors and minimise effects of stress.
Embracing Mental Health in the WorkplaceMany may shy away from this sensitive topic, nervous about the language and unsure about how to address in their organisations. However, with the growing incidence of mental health in Asia and the knock-on effect on productivity and performance, opening up conversation and proactively addressing issues relating to mental health is increasingly important for companies. Drawing on our research, we highlight the business case, look at the specific market context in Asia and recommend strategies for companies to embrace a proactive approach.
FACEs: Understanding Personal Experiences of Mental HealthAdopting Community Business’ signature FACEs approach, we invite workshop participants to listen to the personal stories of professionals with direct experience of mental health issues. We invite participants to work in groups to discuss how as a manager they might better support the individual in the workplace, as well as steps the company can take to increase sensitivity to mental health issues in the wider workplace. This session is particularly powerful in educating about the range of mental health issues employees may experience and highlighting the need to proactively address what is often regarded as a taboo subject.
Please note, this session is supported by a member of the Community Business team with counselling experience and qualifications
Managing Mental Health – Proactive Support for EmployeesAs the first line of support, people managers play a key role in ensuring the health and wellbeing of their teams – yet many may feel poorly equipped to do so. Going beyond the business case for addressing mental health in the workplace, this session is designed to help managers recognise the signs and provide proactive support to a team member who may be struggling with managing their own mental health. Through interactive role plays, we share workplace counselling skills and how to craft an empathetic response, critical to fostering positive mental health.
What the session covers:
- Early warning signs and symptoms for anxiety, depression and substance use disorders.
- Facilitating effective conversations using communication, active listening and conflict resolution skills.
- Developing and practising an empathetic response as a practical solution to approaching difficult conversations.