We built the program on the latest research along with our applied research. Every time we deliver Mind Your Mood, we customise the material specific to the organisation and its industry. The program leverages three levels of influence to ensure we achieve real organisational change:
The organisation, its capability, environment and culture can often have the most substantial impact on an employees health, and mental health is no different.
Our system identifies an organisation’s strengths and weakness when it comes to providing a mentally healthy workplace. From there, in partnership, we develop a strategy to develop that capability further.
Supportive leadership is one of the most powerful predictors of good workplace health and wellbeing.
The Leading the Black Dog program ensures leaders have the knowledge, skills & confidence to support those who are unwell to thrive at work.
The Mind Your Mood workshops cover a wide range of areas linked to employee emotional wellbeing & resiliency.
Stress, mental health, happiness, mindfulness, resiliency, change & supportive connections; we use the latest evidence in all of these sessions, and we tailor them to your workforce needs.
That’s the question we are trying to answer. It’s fundamental to WHS.
Our step-based approach has proven its ability to support strategy development for continual improvement that is specific to the needs & outcomes of your organisation:
Once our process has explored these questions, we then collaborate with key stakeholders to develop a Corporate Mood Minding Action Plan. A continual improvement plan built on three layers of best practice. It starts with the must do’s (React Well), and overtime works towards creating an optimal environment for workplace emotional health (Thrive).
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We invest heavily in culture & engagement. This process showed that investment to be supportive for the mental health of our team. However, it also highlighted that we weren’t able to protect people from psychological harm. We didn’t even have a plan for supporting a person to return to work after a period of absence.
Through this process we have realised that some of our great work (education, EAP) has been undermined by failing to consider and invest in how the workplace itself influences the mental health of our people.
Andrew was really supportive in taking us through the process. Not just the process of the audit but also how the recommendations might look for our business, with remote / transient workers.
Supportive leadership is one of the most powerful predictors of good workplace health and well being. Conversely, when quality leadership is missing, employees are at risk of emotional distress.
Leading the Black Dog provides leaders with the knowledge & skills to support a mentally safe & healthy workforce. It provides the skills needed to be able to spot an employee who may be unwell and how to create opportunities for safe and meaningful conversations. The outcome is to support those who are troubled to be at their best while at work. The program also steps through how to help & protect someone who is at risk of self-harm.
We deliver the program over three parts that are ideally scheduled overtime to allow for consolidation of learning outcomes. However, the program can be completed in one day.
Part 1: Minds & Moods
Part 2: Creating a safe and healthy workplace
Part 3: Supporting others to thrive
100% of participants have said that they would recommend this program to a colleague.
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Having suffered both anxiety and depression I understand the value of managers and peers having this level of understanding and ability to respond
The presenter of the session was first class. The content was well paced and there was plenty of room for questions
This session was so valuable to keeping our employees safe
I think the information is incredibly powerful, and so relevant to professional and personal relationships. Great session. Invaluable for Line Managers
The simple structure for having conversations when concerned about suicide was really valuable. Having a method to be able to tick off in your mind when in a high stakes moment has increased my confidence in asking the question “Are you OK?”.
The Mind Your Mood program includes a range of team workshops that can be delivered as a one-off initiative or integrated into an organisation’s strategy depending on their needs.
We ensure the latest evidence underpins all the Mind Your Mood sessions. They utilise storytelling to ensure the learning outcomes and skills are relatable. Finally, behaviour change strategies are embedded to ensure participants can self-assess throughout the session and apply the scenarios & strategies to their own life. Workshops include:
Our perceptions & our response, what is stress, why do we stress? Understanding the difference between positive stress & negative stress, how to cultivate positive energy & control from threatening or scary moments in time.
Key Outcomes: Recognising personal response to stress, Understanding why we respond with stress, The difference between helpful and harmful stress, Strategies to gain control, generate energy, find moments for recovery & adaptation in the face of stress.
What is mental health? How are we most likely to be affected? What are the signs of anxiety & depression? Why suicide? Helping others; what to do in a crisis? Prevention and management of feeling blue
Key Outcomes: Increased mental health literacy, Reduced stigma relating to mental health problems, Personal signs and symptoms of poor mental health, Language and steps required to support those in crisis, personal strategies to prevent/manage mental health problems.
Authentic happiness, what is it? Who is the happiest? What makes us happy? Positive psychology strategies to get above the line, build immunity against feeling blue to thrive.
Key Outcomes: The role purpose & meaning plays in happiness, evidence-based factors linked to higher authentic happiness and immunity against poor mental health. Happiness is a product of expectation vs experience, attention, and what we focus on influences perspective, self-reflection on personal strategies to increase optimism, hope and self-belief.
Why are connections important in life and at work. What are the different types of connections? Crucial conversations & how relationships form, supportive relationships vs high-quality connections, social intelligence & getting connected.
Key Outcomes: Awareness of benefits of high-quality connections at work, how we can cultivate different relationships, the role social intelligence plays in improving supportive workplace connections, personal inventory on supportive relationships and adaptive tools.
What is change, what happens when change is forced upon us? Why does organisational change seem so threatening? Adaptive and maladaptive responses to change, re-framing circumstance, gaining control and evolving.
Key Outcomes: Proven strategies to support participants to identify their pathway to change and to take steps to move forward. Strategies also focus on building self-awareness as to why resistance to change may exist.
What does it mean to be resilient? How do we become resilient? Why is it important? Let’s Bounce provides participants with the knowledge and tools to be resilient in the face of distressing/confrontational moments.
Key Outcomes: Increase a participant’s awareness of their strengths and weaknesses when it comes to their response to potentially distressing situations. Gain insight if that response is harmful or helpful, and build a suite of tools to adapt. All of which is delivered in context to the participants day to day working life.
An introduction to mindfulness, mindfulness meditation and being present in the present moment. The session steps through the proven health benefits of mindfulness, explains the difference between being mindful and mindfulness meditation, daily strategies to increase mindfulness and resist jumping to the future or dwelling in the past, techniques to build the attention muscle through daily meditation.
The session is built on quick mindfulness-based group activities. These activities ensure the workshop is an energetic, team-based experience that results in participants enjoying the power of a guided meditation session that anyone can reproduce.
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Facebook: meeting place for those who want to ask questions, talk about their health improvement story or what they thought of their HealthStyle experience.