Demystifying Mental Health at Work
Tuesday 20th March
Exploring anxiety and depression
Psychosis and suicidal thoughts
Chakra’s Early Intervention and Mental Health Protocols
Guest speakers and personal stories
Understanding Stress and Building Resilience
Wednesday 21st March
Manifestation of stress in the brain
Impact of stress on the body
Consequences of long term stress such as adrenal fatigue and burnout
Exploring resilience for long-term impact
Tools and techniques to use at work
Guest speakers and personal stories
GUEST SPEAKERS AND WELLBEING EXPERTS
NIKITA POLI – YORK MIND
Georgina is the Founder of Avantea, a tea company that supplies a wonderful range of teas that are carefully blended and beautifully packaged in the Yorkshire Dales, using only the highest quality ingredients. Georgina has had personal experience of post-traumatic stress-disorder, depression, anxiety and OCD and a number of treatments to support her recovery. Georgina will be sharing her mental-health journey with us and what was helpful and unhelpful in her journey towards positive mental health. Georgina is a great supporter of mental health causes and Avantea regularly supports charity work. One of her recent successes was donating profits to the Recovery Shoe-Box project which offers free boxes containing ‘distress-tolerance support’ in the form of tips, self-care techniques. handmade crafts and lots more to help people with mental-health difficulties feel supported.
CAROLYN PEARSON – MAIDEN VOYAGE
After a 20+ year career in leading technology teams for brands such as ITV, Sony Music, KLM, the BBC and easyJet, Carolyn left her corporate career to launch maiden-voyage in 2008. She holds a degree in Business & IT, an MBA and has completed the Cranfield School of Management Advance Development Programme in Leadership. Carolyn speaks fluent Dutch having spent six years living in the Netherlands. Carolyn is a great advocate for wellbeing at work and is known to treat her MV team to a range of self-care indulgences, often as a surprise!
FRANKY WOODS – AGENCY 51
“It’s okay to be not okay, it really is!” Franky has struggled with his mental health in the past and is an avid supporter of campaigns such as Movember to encourage people to talk about mental health issues and seek support. In particular, Franky is passionate about breaking the stigma around men’s mental health, following horrific statistics that highlight one man around the world loses his life to suicide every single minute of every day. The cause is extremely close to Franky’s heart and we are sure that hearing his story will help us all do a little bit more to reduce the number men taking their own lives.
DARREN GOOD – GOOD SENSE TRAINING
Darren Good has become a leading expert on personal safety and conflict resolution in the UK and has delivered training to the public, private and third sectors since 1996 when he set up and founded GoodSense Training. He has delivered personally over 2000 courses and GoodSense Training has delivered more than 10,000 courses. His knowledge in this area is vast and he has studied use of force systems since the age of sixteen. Darren is a Master Practitioner in NLP, and has expertise in coaching to drive behaviour change. He is a member of the Institute of Conflict Resolution (ICM), and works closely with the National Federation for Personal Safety (NFPS) to maintain his evidence based on current legal aspects.
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