The Stress Container

About our Mental Health Training

Everyday we all face a wide variation of Stressors, some of which can lead to positive behaviours and outcomes, whereas the majority when left to build up inside of us, can lead to negative behaviours and outcomes of varying seriousness. This is also linked to someone’s Resilience and how Resilient they are, with their ability to better manage awkward situations OR whether they have a smaller or larger Stress Container, with the person having a larger Stress Container better managing difficult life events as it doesn’t fill up as quickly, compared to someone who has a smaller container, therefore being less Resilient.

There is a paper exercise that you can do relating to the Stress Container, which is very self reflective and helps you to not only identify your own Stressors, but also what healthy coping strategies that work for you specifically. Download your Stress-Container-Exercise to print out and work through.

Working in line with our business model for Workplace Mind Wellness, specifically P.I.P.R, we have adopted a Three Tiered pyramid approach to the Training we provide. It must be remembered that Mental Health is individual, There is no ‘one cap fits all’ solution to Training people in the subject of Mind Wellness within the workplace and as such all of the courses and workshops developed by us, have been so with flexibility in mind. Should any of our current options not meet your specific requirements, we would highly recommend that you Contact Us anyway, listing what the specific requirements are and we can then arrange a call or meeting to discuss this further with you.

Prior to investing in any Mental Health training, we cannot recommend enough, that you have a clear and concise plan of what you need, what you wish to achieve, what budget you have and how you are going to implement the training, once it has been delivered? It is a recurring theme currently, where businesses have invested in an MHFA Adult course for example and have as yet answered the question, which we put to everyone, “What next?”.

Working Minds Matter have a great selection of highly qualified Military Veteran Trainers, with a wide variety of experiences, both personal and professional, which provides you with a unique opportunity to obtain training of greater value, combined with the flexibility to provide either a selection of specially designed Presentations, Workshops and Courses or maybe something more bespoke that meets your specific requirements.

Training and Workshops

Our consultants are unique as they have personal experiences of Mental Health, which provides an added depth and value to the training you receive, try asking anyone you know who has completed some Mental Health training and they will tell you. A key element of our services is the flexibility we provide and an ability to design Workshops, Courses and Programs based upon your specific requirements. However, we have put together the below workshops which we believe to be relevant and great examples of what we do:

Resilience & Rapport Building

Our levels of vulnerability vary from person to person, just as the ability to build relationships with others can and whilst some find it more natural than others, improving an individuals resilience and ability to build rapport can have a profound impact on the mental wellbeing of your employees.

COST – £447+vat

Mind Wellness Ambassador

This provides a better understanding of Mental Health combined with the necessary skills to recognise possible signs and symptoms in themselves or others, the confidence to initiate a conversation at the appropriate time, empowered to provide the right information to someone in need and hold relevant skills to be an effective listener, liaising with a qualified Mental Health First Aider where necessary.

COST – £847+vat

Client Specific Presentations

Is there a bespoke and specific topic or subject that you would like to be created and presented on your behalf? Simply provide us with the subject matter, what the main aim of the presentation is and any key points that you would like to be delivered and we will do the rest.

COST FROM – £247+vat

Presentations

Never underestimate the power that a professional, well laid out presentation, consisting of the relevant information, presented by an experienced and charismatic presenter, can have on anyone. It can really be the difference between gaining the buy-in of senior management and/or employees, both of which are of equal importance. Without the management signing off on a Workplace Mental Health program, it will fizzle out very quickly. Equally, if the management back the project and yet the employees do not get involved themselves, then it will result in a failure to gain a return on investment. It really does take for everyone to get involved, for any Mental Health actions to be of any real effect.

Considerations For Workplace Mind Wellness

Aimed at business owners, CEO’s, Managers and HR Managers/Staff, where we concentrate on the facts and figures associated with workplace mental health, looking at the projected cost per employee, statistics associated to business costs relating directly to poor mental health and how savings can be made with a minimal investment in employee wellbeing.

Hell To Route66 (and all the bits in-between)

This is the personal story of Nick Wilson, the founder of Working Minds Matter and his journey from being suicidal in rehabilitation, struggling with debilitating physical and mental injuries, through to a journey of self discovery on the back of a Harley Davidson travelling Route 66. Not necessarily a typical tale with a happy ever after ending, more a ‘raw yet real’ look at life and the essential lessons that can be of value personally and in business.

Client Specific Presentations

Is there a bespoke and specific topic or subject that you would like to be created and presented on your behalf? Simply provide us with the subject matter, what the main aim of the presentation is and any key points that you would like to be delivered and we will do the rest.

COST FROM – £247+vat

Testimonials

Katy Frith

A really interesting and engaging session today, thank you so much for attending. It’s not often that such a session will provide a full action plan for an organisation and some really key areas to address, in order to address Mental Health within the workplace. Highly recommended any organisation having Nick come in and speak to your staff, your managers or your leaders! Thanks again Nick!

Katy Frith
HR Manager

Danny Morgan

I highly recommend Nick, the depth of his knowledge and the manner in which he openly talks about a subject that affects so many lives is nothing short of inspiring.

Danny Morgan
Tech IOSH

Glen Clayton

It was a pleasure and an honour to have you in this morning to speak about PTSD Nick, I know the team took away some great insight and learning around this topic. Thank you.

Glen Clayton
Aspire Oxford

Lianne Baker

“Those who were involved, really enjoyed the Mind Health Ambassador course, saying it left them feeling more empowered afterwards. By having more people internally who have a better understanding of the issues surrounding mental health, it helps create a safer working environment for people who might be struggling with their own mental health on a day to day basis. The ambassadors can also support each other and those who are MHFA trained, to keep the conversations going, acting as the first point of contact for someone who might not know what to do. As an organisation, It has helped to create a more positive attitude about mental health and people’s wellbeing on the whole”

Lianne Baker
GROUP HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER, O'NEILL AND BRENNAN