“Creating a Mentally Healthy Work Environment in Uncertain Times” Webinar Now Online

MMCS hosted a webinar last week, in the run-up to World Mental Health Day last Saturday. Our guest speaker Shazney Spence (Managing Director of Equanimity) shared her expertise to provide a greater sense of Mental Health awareness, acceptance and action points to allow you to manage your mental health and even thrive during these difficult times.

The webinar started with highlighting the effects of the pandemic on mental health, such as heightened anxiety, a loss of routine and trouble sleeping to name but a few. Pointers on how to recognise low mood and depression were raised as well as the importance to reach out and seek help if a low mood or depressive episode persists.

Shazney then offered some insights incorporating daily routines and habits to support mental and emotional stability and balance, and to create and increase the frequency of positive thoughts and “self-talk”.

Shazney also discussed what employers can do to support their workforce with their mental health, such as encouraging honest dialogue and removing the stigma associated with mental ill health.

The webinar concluded with tips on cultivating a more positive growth mindset and also where to find support if you are struggling with your mental health, for example seeking mental health services from Mind and the Samaritans, plus any Employee Assistance Programmes that may be on offer to you.

Watch a recording of the webinar below. You can watch other videos from MMCS on our YouTube channel.

Find out more about Shazney’s work at https://shazneyspence.com/