Illuminate can deliver a range of mental wellbeing and resilience training to suit the needs of your organisation. If you don’t see what you are looking for below, get in touch as we would be happy to help or signpost to an organisation who can.

We recognise the need for flexibility, inclusivity and accessibility. For this reason, our team of knowledgeable and experienced facilitators can deliver highly engaging training that is face to face, virtual, or a combination of the two. Our training ranges from small interactive workshops to international company-wide webinars.

From practical techniques and tools to soft skills in listening and having difficult conversations, this training forms a fundamental part of leadership development. The interactive workshops focus on how managers can have a positive impact on mental wellbeing in the workplace without being an ‘expert’. The aim is to develop proactive leaders who create open and supportive working environments, are confident in spotting signs and addressing issues early, and feel equipped to support a team member who is struggling with their mental health. Part of this workshop would also be to identify self-care strategies to keep leaders well.

Our awareness training can be adapted to any audience, and we would consider their demographics, job roles and accessibility needs to increase engagement. The aim is to start the conversation on mental health, raise awareness of self and others, and provide practical guidance on supporting someone who may be struggling.

There are many factors that fall under ‘resilience’ and how this is pitched and delivered depends on the audience. ‘Self-care’, ‘maintaining positive wellbeing’ and ‘building mental fitness’ are increasingly more popular than traditional ‘resilience’ training.

Our approach to resilience training stems from positive and occupational psychology. We use evidence-based approaches and bring the theory to life with practical exercises and activities which demonstrate how the techniques can be utilised day to day. Virtual learning enables us to support with workshops that are little and often, to help staff embed the strategies. Topics include mindset, control, adaptability, purpose, confidence, creativity, exercise, sleep, nutrition and mindfulness.

Can form part of the above training, or stand-alone workshops. Topics include empathic listening, holding difficult conversations, building emotional intelligence, improving team communication and cohesion.

We deliver accredited MHFA England Adult and Youth 2-day, 1-day, half day and refresher training. This can be delivered virtually or face to face. We guarantee your instructor will always have at least 2 years’ experience in MHFA training, and a background in mental health, typically from a workplace perspective. They will ensure a safe, supportive and fun environment in which to learn.

This training can be delivered as part of a wider manager upskilling programme or as a standalone workshop. The aim is for managers and/or HR professionals to feel confident in proactively supporting wellbeing alongside absence and performance issues. In doing this, your organisation will minimise the risk of short and long term absence and presenteeism.

Awareness training which equips managers with guidance to recognise when a team member may benefit from additional support in order to thrive at work, where to go for that support as well as confidence to hold helpful conversations about their condition.

We can deliver taster sessions and six-week training programmes aimed to develop
mindfulness skills that can be practically applied to the workplace. Employees attend a one-hour training session each week either virtually or on their premises and learn new techniques to improve general wellbeing, performance and resilience. Training would be tailored to your workplace and meets the needs of leaders, managers and employees.

Why invest in training?

In a recent review by Deloitte (January 2020) it was estimated that mental ill health costs UK employers £45billion per year. 15% of the costs are due to absenteeism, 65% due to presenteeism, and 20% due to staff turnover.

For every £1 spent on proactive interventions, the return on investment was at least £5. Proactive interventions that were focused on upskilling managers and leaders on supporting their teams wellbeing were the most effective, followed by other specialist training and health coaching.

More reactive support such as offering counselling and therapy provided a return of £3 for every £1 spent. This is therefore of great value, but should be part of a wider wellbeing strategy.

It may be you are after a speaker for your workplace or professional body? We can deliver virtually and face to face.

Contact us to find out more.