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 Public Mental Health First Aider training course

Contact us to register to attend our next public course

Title:  Two day MHFA England Mental Health First Aider
Dates:  3rd and 4th September.  09:30 to 17:00. 
Location:  Crowne Plaza Hotel.  Central Solihull.  Free on-site parking
Price:  £300 per delegate (includes VAT, course materials and accreditation certificate)
Eligibility:  Adults aged 18 or over
Click here for the course syllabus

COVID-19 Update

The NHS encourages the use of videoconferencing to carry out consultations with patients and service users. 

The CIPD reports that the two largest COVID-19 related concerns across 390 employers are staff anxiety (63%) and staff being unable to work from home (60%).

Work Wellness offer Occupational Health services direct to homeworking employees via; email, telephone and video (e.g., Skype, Zoom).  Contact Work Wellness to book virtual Clinic days for Homeworker Mental Health Support and Homeworker DSE-Workstation Assessments delivered by our qualified OH team.

President’s Column: Wellness in the workplace

17 January 2020

This week, Robert Elliot, president of Solihull Chamber of Commerce, delivered on another of his three point plan promises.

He writes:  At the Chamber Awards in October I outlined my next three point plan that included leadership in Diversity and Equality, business engaging with Education, and wellness in the Workplace.  As we enter 2020 I am delighted that this week we completed activity that is committed to this plan.  This week over 40 people attended a Speaker Breakfast celebrating the expertise in Solihull, and surrounding Chamber divisions, in the field of Wellness in the Workplace.

What this morning has proved is that there is a keen spirit to improve Wellness in the Workplace. Individuals and companies are available to make change happen. By listening, acting, preparing and adjusting wellbeing will improve. Management style can increase stress levels, but equally effective management can promote, prevent, protect and embed good practice. Discussions will produce results, any costs incurred will be outweighed by the benefits received.

What is key here is that awareness of good practice will breed good practice.  Work places will improve, and it is likely productivity and staff retention will improve.  What a way to start 2020 and the new decade.

Pictured (l-r): Robert Elliot (Hogarth’s Hotels) with panellists Jade Linton (Thursfields Solicitors), Fiona Sanderson (Work Wellness), Oliver Denton, Donna Johnson (XoServe), and Sam Frampton (Solihull Chamber of Commerce)

Read about Work Wellness in the Birmingham Business Post

Mental Health Awareness Week

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Heart Age Test gives early warning of heart attack and stroke

Public Health England urges you to to find out your ‘heart age’, with 50 preventable deaths from heart attack or stroke happening every day.

  • Click here to find out how Work Wellness measures your heart age as a part of our Heart and Mind Health Check Programme
  • Click here to register your interest in the Work Wellness Heart and Mind Health Check Programme
Heart and Mind Health Checks