Changing Minds Kent

Employee Mental Health
& Wellbeing Programme

We're a not for profit, training and personal development provider, who are PASSIONATE about the mental health and wellbeing of your employees.

Our experts and professionals can support your business with

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Do you have...

A problem with employee Mental Health and Wellbeing?

Are you concerned that poor employee Mental Health and Wellbeing might be affecting your business?
Do you want to keep your key people performing well / productive?
How do you know there is a problem with Employee Mental Health and Wellbeing?
Do you want to show your customers that you have social value?
Do you need to show that you are supporting staff with their Mental Health and Wellbeing?
We are...

We are more than random people on the end of the telephone.

Many EAPs (Employee assistance programmes) are like this but we are different. We are passionate about people meeting people and forming relationships. We develop community partnerships that offer training and individual support.

We are not for profit.

By becoming our partner, it is important to us that you know how our profits are spent.  Being a 'not for profit' we make sure your money goes towards supporting your local communities mental health and wellbeing.

We would like to support you on a journey to be...

  • Cutting edge
  • Attract the best people
  • Be the best company to work for
  • Have a workplace culture that values people and values humanity

Our passion for positive relationships, creativity and education is key to your success.

We promise to work with you as an organisation and to ensure positive relationships and education provides creative solutions to difficult problems.
Partner with us

Help support local community projects

Changing Minds Kent have ensured that all our profits are given back to the local communities and given to the people who need them most.

Our values

Community
Education
Relationships
Creativity
Compassion
By working with us you can share in doing something good for the communities that your employees live in.
As a non-profit organisation we are constantly looking at ways to improve health and wellbeing in our local communities.

Take some of the credit! Let your customers and the local community know about the importance of the community projects your organisation supports and funds. Show them social value is important to you.
I would highly recommend CMK to any business that recognises the need to bring positive mental health and well-being into their people agenda. CMK will provide bespoke, engaging, yet effective solutions.”

What makes us right for your business

Local
Experienced professionals
Flexible solutions for your business
Evidenced based interventions and support
1 to 1 support for key people
"Great course and I would recommend everyone should complete it."
"Very good does not justify how good this course is. "Excellent" is what it is!"
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“Excellent course, should be a aviable in all work places.”
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£34.9
Billion Each Year
Mental ill health is responsible for 72 million working days lost and costs £34.9 billion each year
1-in-6
Experience Poor Mental Health
At any given time, 1 in 6 working-age adults have symptoms associated with mental ill health

What they're saying

Quotes from those who have taken our courses have to say about their experience.
"Enjoyed the course very much. Would like to do another."
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“Very open and available to everybody. Thank you.”
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“Have learned a lot in the past two days, instructor did a great job.”
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Services

Organisational support and culture change

with Training and consultancy

Mental Health First Aid

Online or Physical
MHFA is the gold standard in mental wellbeing training and a must for any organisation interested in the wellbeing of their staff. We have a number of National Instructors who can deliver courses that suit your organisation. We currently offer:
Adult Mental Health First Aid 2 day
Great for you wellbeing champions
Adult Mental Health First Aid 1 day
Great for line managers
Adult Mental Health Aware
Great for all staff
Adult Mental Health First Aid Online
Online equivalent of the 2 day version
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Metrics

What the stats say

1 in 5
People take a day off due to stress
Yet, 90% of these people cited a different reason for their absence.
£1,300
Per employee
Every year it costs business £1,300 per employee whose mental health needs are unsupported.
£72 m
Working days lost
Mental ill health is responsible for 72 million working days lost and costs £34.9 billion each year.
Services

Corporate Workshops

Measuring and Improving Wellbeing Workshop

0.5 Day
This CPD certified workshop is great for everyone and can be delivered in person or online. Participants learn:
  • The basics about mental wellbeing.
  • How it can be measured.
  • The positive psychology peer reviewed PERMA model.
Benefits

People learn about wellbeing and how they can take some personal responsibility for improving their own with real world examples.

  • To understand what wellbeing is.
  • To understand how wellbeing can be measured.
  • To understand the limitations of such measures.
  • To know how to measure wellbeing using PERMA
  • To know how to develop a personal improvement plan

Managing Stress

1 Day
This CPD registered course is an introductory one day training opportunity which is ideal for all staff who are new to mental wellbeing training, it covers:
  • What is stress & what is burnout
  • Are you personally at risk of burnout?
  • Measure your personal stress & burnout
  • Understanding risk factors
  • Stress container exercise
  • How people manage stress
  • What is counselling / CBT and how can it help
  • How mindfulness  is a core skill for reducing stress.
Benefits

The benefits of this course are that staff become more aware of what stress is, what the impact of stress is and what will happen if they don't take early steps to address it. This increases resilience through awareness and better self management.

Advanced Resilience Skills

1 Day
This CPD registered course is a more advanced one day training opportunity which is ideal for line managers and wellbeing champions who have already undertaken some mental wellbeing training, it covers:
  • What is resilience?
  • What role does optimism play?
  • Thinking traps
  • Managing anxiety
  • Increasing positive emotion
  • Leveraging Character strengths
  • Strengthening relationships
Benefits

The underlying theory for this one day training course is taken from the latest research being undertaken at the Applied Positive Psychology department at University of Pennsylvania. The course benefits participants by giving them opportunities to learn evidenced based skills to improve their personal resilience.

Mindfulness for Professionals

1 Day
We believe that mindfulness is a core skill for wellbeing. This secular 4 session workshop is best delivered in person and covers:
Session 1
  • Intro and science of mindfulness
  • Introspection and awareness
Session 2
  • Recognising worry
  • Being more present
Session 3
  • Moving mindfully
  • Stepping back to develop better metacognition
Session 4
  • Dealing with the difficult and the painful
  • Pulling it all together and what's next?
Benefits

This 4 session course is a secular course available for all staff introduced in developing this core wellbeing skill. 

Mental Health for Managers

1 Day
Many managers talk about lacking confidence in dealing with staff who are displaying mental health problems. This 1 day course, gives managers more confidence to engage with staff and signpost them for help, it covers:
  • What is Mental health
  • Understanding Stress 
  • Dealing with depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation
  • Understanding more complex mental health issues
  • How to communicate, listen and sign post
  • How to lead teams with individuals in mind
  • Personal development plan to improve their management and learning
Benefits

Provides managers and senior staff with increased skills and confidence to talk with unwell people.

Greater understanding of how and where to signpost unwell people.

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Services

Individual support using our holistic wellbeing network

Keep your best people well

No matter how good an organisation is there is always going to be people who are contending with poor mental wellbeing. If they are open to support from us and our team, we can assess your referred individual and then can provide compassionate support via:

Positive psychology coaching

Positive Psychology Coaching is an evidence-based coaching practice for the enhancement of resilience, achievement and wellbeing, which can help you succeed in your professional and personal life. For many years’ psychology was a study of what was wrong with people. Psychologists have though realised that what makes a person with poor wellbeing better isn’t the same as what makes the average coping person experience good wellbeing. Positive psychologists attempt to look at the most resilient, hopeful, grateful people who are reporting higher levels of life satisfaction and psychological well being and ask the question. How can we model what you do for others benefit?

Our 6week programme is person centred and is flexible to a persons needs but will include exploring areas such as goal setting, personal values, strength spotting, mindfulness, and reflection.

Counsellors / Psychotherapists

Our Counsellor and Psychotherapists have been picked to align with Changing Minds Kent's vision of a Holistic approach to people health and wellbeing.

Our sessions will provide you with safe and secure environment to talk through and investigate thoughts and feeling to work towards improved mental healh and wellbeing.

Physiotherapist

Changing Mind Kent understand the link between physical and mental health. Our physiotherapist partners understand this to and will provide therapy to alleviate aches, pains, soreness or just to give you some relaxing time to yourself away from the stresses and strains of life.

Personal Trainer 

Our personal trainers provides energetic sessions tailor made to support you to get fitter, faster, healthier and happier.

The health of your mind is dependant on the health of your body.

Nutritionist

Good nutrition at work is not only vital and essential for the overall health and wellbeing of employees within an organisation, but it can, and does, have an indisputable positive effect on the organisation as a whole.

Through our talks and workshops we aim to enlighten, empower, and inspire employees, and organisations, to make positive and effective decisions, choices, and dietary amendments.

What employees might see:

  • Improved energy levels
  • Decreased fatigue
  • Improved digestive function
  • Enhanced immune health
  • Improved concentration and focus
  • Enhanced mood
  • Improved short-term and long-term memory

What organisations might see:

  • A healthier and happier workforce
  • Increased productivity
  • Increased performance
  • Decreased absenteeism and presenteeism
  • Increased workplace morale
  • Increased overall profits

Mindfulness Coach

When we look back from 20 years in the future, we might well think it odd that people don’t take time to practice mindfulness or a form of it.

It will be seen like going to gym or brushing your teeth is today. A no-brainer. There is an increasing body of evidence which shows mindfulness can be beneficial for managing stress, improving relationships, and being more resilient.

Learning some basic skills can really help to learn the skill of metacognition and take advantage of the neuroplasticity that comes with mindfulness meditation. This is training for the brain.

Spending less time worrying about the past or future and leveraging the conscious awareness of the present moment has become a super-power for some and part of their everyday personal wellbeing routine.

Benefits

Keep key people well, Reduction in staff turnover, Maintenance of that individual’s Networks Working Short cuts Culture / Experience

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