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The LISTEN Wellbeing B.U.D.I.E.S. Course is a programme to initiate mental health support in the workplace on a voluntary, one-to-one basis for home workers or people that work alone.
Many organisations utilise the B.U.D.I.E. programme as on onboarding, particularly after recruitment. This training will help give your staff the listening skills and B.U.D.I.E.S. framework to support their colleagues throughout the year.
This course is ideal for the whole workforce but is specifically for people who are home based, work alone or isolated due to Coronavirus and would benefit from some regular support.
This two hour webinar course to support employee mental health covers three key topics.
A Wellbeing B.U.D.I.E. is someone at work that you can talk to if you are in need of a friendly ear. They have been trained to listen first and are not qualified counsellors. This can be a very informal relationship or you may agree to speak on a regular basis. Please be aware that this is a voluntary, informal activity and that you can opt out if you prefer however the skills you will learn in this session are life skills and will help you communicate more effectively in the future.
Listening Skills – Part One
By effectively listening to our colleagues, friends and family we not only help them and their mental health but we also increase our self-awareness and understand ourselves a little better.
We all think we are good listeners but in reality we receive little if any training of the skills of listening. This session is designed to help you reflect on what it is to be an effective listener and to identify some of the things that be blocking you from really listening. There is a practical at the end of the session where all the skills learnt can be practiced.
Listening Skills – Part Two
After looking at our blocks to listening this session is all about the factors that affect how we see the world and that we all have a different perspective and point of view. The second part of the session looks at skills of listening.
How to deal with a crisis
As a Wellbeing B.U.D.I.E. your focus is to support your colleague or friend. This is done by building trust and by listening. In a very rare situation you’re non judgemental approach may illicit your colleague to disclose to you that they have been considering suicide. This session the basic steps you should take to ensure your colleagues or friends safety.
Whether your business is 10 staff or 10,000 staff, one key element remains the same – the people. Stress and pressure are unfortunate byproducts of any modern workplace, and given the uncertainty of the coronavirus situation in the UK, looking after the mental health of employees is more important than ever.
Working remotely or at home offers unique challenges on top of normal work-related pressure. These can include:
Addressing the mental wellbeing of your employees at this time is crucial to the long-term success of any orgnisation, and the most effective way to deliver this is through mental health webinars.
New Leaf Health has been providing health promotion and wellbeing to workplaces around the UK for over 20 years. Drawing on this experience, we know what it takes to make a training session interactive, engaging and successful.