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Advocating a ‘Whole Business Approach’ to Mental Health Training, by Jane McNeice

Posted by on 25 Nov, 2020 in Mental Health | Comments Off on Advocating a ‘Whole Business Approach’ to Mental Health Training, by Jane McNeice

Advocating a ‘Whole Business Approach’ to Mental Health Training, by Jane McNeice

As a mental health training provider who has been offering courses since 2015, we’ve had the privilege of working with a diverse range of industries across all business sectors. We’ve delivered in many venues from small community halls, churches, airports, state of the art office suites, to high-security environments, and met some fascinating people, including Benedictine monks! Some of our clients opt for individual delegate places through our open online and face-to-face courses. Some purchase one-off in-house courses and others...

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What is the right mental health training course for me: Understanding the differences across mental health training courses, by Jane McNeice

Posted by on 21 Sep, 2020 in Mental Health | Comments Off on What is the right mental health training course for me: Understanding the differences across mental health training courses, by Jane McNeice

What is the right mental health training course for me: Understanding the differences across mental health training courses, by Jane McNeice

Mind Matters has on many occasion been approached by clients looking to train managers in mental health, with a specific request for Mental Health First Aid training. There’s nothing intrinsically problematic with that at all, unless you are looking for an outcome which MHFA was not specifically designed to achieve. For this reason, it’s important for clients, commissioners, and buyers to understand how mental health training courses differ and what might be the most suitable course, or courses, for your community (workforce or otherwise) and...

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Returning to School & Work post Covid-19, By Jane McNeice

Posted by on 25 Aug, 2020 in Mental Health | Comments Off on Returning to School & Work post Covid-19, By Jane McNeice

Returning to School & Work post Covid-19, By Jane McNeice

For fortunate industries where the business impact of Covid-19 has been minimal, or in fact improved their circumstances, in which case they may have needed to recruit more capacity or simply continue to support existing workers, thinking about returning employees to their place of work may simply not be on their agenda. Unfortunately for many employers this has not been the case, and they may now be experiencing the various stages in the process of returning employees to work, or in the case of education, returning staff and students to...

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Flattening the Curve: Supporting our Workforce towards a Healthier Trajectory post Covid-19, By Jane McNeice

Posted by on 25 Aug, 2020 in Mental Health | Comments Off on Flattening the Curve: Supporting our Workforce towards a Healthier Trajectory post Covid-19, By Jane McNeice

Flattening the Curve: Supporting our Workforce towards a Healthier Trajectory post Covid-19, By Jane McNeice

It’s been quite a few months since the Mind Matters team connected with delegates who attended the Health & Wellbeing at Work Conference 2020 in Birmingham. The Conference now seems worlds away in terms of time, change, learning to adapt, and images such as that of Dame Carol Black’s keynote featured in this post – a congregation of people which would now risk our health and incur a hefty fine! Some of our contacts we’ve met at previous Health & Wellbeing at Work Conferences, when the experiences of 2020...

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‘Survivor Syndrome’ By Jane McNeice

Posted by on 25 Aug, 2020 in Mental Health | Comments Off on ‘Survivor Syndrome’ By Jane McNeice

‘Survivor Syndrome’ By Jane McNeice

With few if any industries being immune to the impact of Covid-19, downsizing and potential redundancy threat are currently very high. Many organisations are undertaking re-structures and reductions in their workforce capacity in order to survive the drop in demand for product and services, and the consequent drop in income. These undertakings will be essential for many businesses, but of equal if not more importance is what remains afterwards. The remaining workforce are going to be your future, they will be the ones that drive and shape...

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i-act gains accreditation with The Royal College of Psychiatrists, By i-ACT (for Positive Mental Health)

Posted by on 6 Aug, 2020 in Mental Health | Comments Off on i-act gains accreditation with The Royal College of Psychiatrists, By i-ACT (for Positive Mental Health)

i-act gains accreditation with The Royal College of Psychiatrists, By i-ACT (for Positive Mental Health)

We are thrilled to announce that the i-act (for positive mental health wellbeing) training courses have been officially accredited by The Royal College of Psychiatrists and we are, of course, delighted with this news. The Royal College of Psychiatrists is the professional medical body responsible for education and training, and in setting and raising standards of psychiatry in the United Kingdom. The Royal College of Psychiatrists work to secure the best outcomes for people with mental illness, learning difficulties and developmental...

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A Book Review – Awakening from Anxiety by Rev. Connie Habash LMFT

Posted by on 24 Jul, 2020 in Mental Health | Comments Off on A Book Review – Awakening from Anxiety by Rev. Connie Habash LMFT

A Book Review – Awakening from Anxiety by Rev. Connie Habash LMFT

As owner of a mental health training company, and as a trainer who is always keen to learn more to enhance the quality of my training courses, it couldn’t please me more when an author or publishing house gets in touch and asks me to read a publication. I’m never more pleased than when the book is one that really resonates with me on a personal level… As someone who has life-long experience and diagnosis of two Anxiety Disorders (hey what can I say, I was at the front of the queue) – Social Anxiety and GAD – it’s like a double gift when I get...

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Supporting students with mental health issues, by MyTutor

Posted by on 9 Jul, 2020 in Mental Health | Comments Off on Supporting students with mental health issues, by MyTutor

Supporting students with mental health issues, by MyTutor

Supporting mental health Supporting students with mental health issues is one of the biggest challenges faced by teachers. 1 in 10 students in the UK has a diagnosable mental health problem; this translates to 3 students in every classroom who teachers are interacting with on a daily basis. Teachers have reported that rate of mental health problems in students has increased significantly in the past two years, which has been attributed to the rise of social media and academic pressure for school students. Over the course of their education,...

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Suicide: To prevent it we need to believe it preventable, By Jane McNeice

Posted by on 19 Jun, 2020 in Mental Health | Comments Off on Suicide: To prevent it we need to believe it preventable, By Jane McNeice

Suicide: To prevent it we need to believe it preventable, By Jane McNeice

With suicide rates increasing in the UK since 2013, the 2018 figure showing 6,507 people dying by suicide, a significant increase on 2017 (Office of National Statistics), and a sense that this is only likely to continue in light of the impact of Covid-19 Coronavirus, it is ever more important that we shine a spotlight on suicide and how we can prevent it. There are a number of interventions that support suicide prevention, some direct, and some less so. Mind Matters offers some of these in the form of evidence based training courses that...

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“i-ACT rather than RE-ACT” The mental health training programme that’s taking the working world by storm and helping Managers and Employees to be pro-active and positive about workplace mental health

Posted by on 3 Jun, 2020 in Mental Health | Comments Off on “i-ACT rather than RE-ACT” The mental health training programme that’s taking the working world by storm and helping Managers and Employees to be pro-active and positive about workplace mental health

“i-ACT rather than RE-ACT” The mental health training programme that’s taking the working world by storm and helping Managers and Employees to be pro-active and positive about workplace mental health

By Jane McNeice, I-ACT Online Instructor & Founder of Mind Matters Since our inception in 2015, Mind Matters has slowly and deliberately built a comprehensive suite of mental health training courses with the aim of promoting a ‘whole business’ or ‘whole community’ approach to mental health. At Mind Matters we want to ensure that whatever stage of need a person is in – sustaining good mental health and early intervention through to crisis – there is a course we can offer that will equip a participant to meet those needs in the...

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