Helping Hands, Healthy Heads
Interactive workshop on mental health
- LocationDeloitte, 2 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3BZ
- DateFriday 8 June
- Time5.30 to 8.30pm
A Deloitte GLOBE and Women’s Network Event, in partnership with GWN
with Jemima Jefferson
We grow up learning basic things about our physical health but not our mental health. Most of us don’t even have the vocabulary to talk about mental health in any meaningful way, and what we don’t understand can be a bit scary!
If you want to find out more about this topic, join us at this event that will aim to answer some of the unspoken questions about mental health and mental illness and give you some tips to keep yourself mentally healthy; as well as ways to approach friends, family or colleagues who might be dealing with mental health problems.
Using a combination of presentation, exercises, discussion and videos (time permitting) this will be a fun way to find answers to some of the questions below in an interactive and engaging workshop setting:
- What do we mean by ‘Mental Health’ and ‘Mental Illness’?
- How can we spot the early signs of mental ill health such as stress, anxiety and depression – in our friends, family, co-workers – and in ourselves?
- What do we need to know so we can look after our own mental health and as LGBT women are we more likely or less likely to become mentally unwell?
- Does meditation or mindfulness help – what is it and how does it work?
- What are the most important things we can do to support someone who has a mental health problem and how can we help them find appropriate professional support and self-help strategies?
- What is best practice in the workplace to support someone with a mental health condition?
Arrival and welcome: 5.30pm
Drinks & canapes: 7pm
Some Mental Health Statistics
- 15% of people at work have symptoms of an existing mental health condition. (Thriving at Work – Stevenson/Farmer)
- Mental ill health at work is thought to cost UK employers £26bn each year – £1,035 per employee.
- A recent study showed that over 80% of us will meet the criteria for diagnosis of a mental health condition at some time in our lives.
Jemima has worked as a Diversity Manager across many sectors since 2004 designing, developing and delivering Diversity initiatives from strategy through to implementation. She set up one of the first Disability Networks in Investment Banking, is passionate about mental health and has supported Mind groups as a volunteer and trustee as well as providing counselling to the LGBT community. She is now an independent Mental Health First Aid National Trainer, delivering the Two Day, One Day and Half Day Adult programmes as well as training other trainers.