Health and Wellbeing
The National Archives: Training Workshops: Maintaining our wellbeing and mental health in the new workplace
The National Archives is pleased to offer a new course called 'Maintaining our wellbeing and mental health in the new workplace'. Consisting of three 90-minute interactive, online workshops, this course will enable archive leaders to help their team members, volunteers and colleagues to maintain and enhance their wellbeing and avoid the triggers of mental ill health in the face of our current challenges.
The workshops will be run in small groups of 10 and will involve a small amount of theory. This will be followed by confidential practice sessions in pairs (using Zoom breakout rooms). The practice sessions will be supported by guides, scripts and templates to enable the participants to use the techniques back in the workplace in an effective way.
If you would like to take part in the course, please attend all three modules. We're running each module several times to help accommodate different schedules. Please book one timeslot for each of the modules below:
About the modules
Module 1: Wellness Action Planning
This workshop will enable you to support the people you manage (and your colleagues) to develop wellness action plans. This technique, developed by Mind, provides the opportunity for structured, personalised discussions. These discussions establish the approaches that line managers and colleagues can adopt to maintain and enhance people's wellbeing and help avoid the triggers of mental ill health.
You will leave the workshop with the following:
* A clear understanding of the concept of wellness action planning and how it can be integrated into broader personal development processes
* The foundation knowledge to develop and agree wellness action plans with your team and colleagues
* Ideas on how to implement the wellness action planning process in your organisation
Module 2: Continuing to Grow
This workshop will enable you to support the people you manage to focus on continual development of their knowledge, skills, behaviours and ways of thinking, despite the challenges of our time. Evidence tells us that this is a key element of personal wellbeing.
You will leave the workshop with the foundation knowledge to support your team to:
* establish personal vision and values
* set daily goals
* developing self-awareness (as opposed to self-analysis)
* plan personal development
Module 3: Creating Healthy Balance
Maintaining a balanced lifestyle underpins wellbeing....but we all know it's hard! This workshop will enable you to support the people you manage and your colleagues to create and maintain this balance in their lives.
You will leave the workshop with a clear understanding of the components of a 'balanced lifestyle' and powerful techniques to support your team and colleagues (and friends and family!) to:
* change their habitual behaviour patterns relating to lifestyle and diet
* create a daily structure
* refresh their routines!
These sessions will be run in small groups of ten people per group, each session will be run three times. This programme of workshops will also be supported by a set of wellbeing gym sessions which will be filmed and accessible via The National Archives web pages.
These workshops have been written by and will be delivered by Steve Wood on behalf of The National Archives. Steve is a coach, facilitator, consultant and author, specialising in wellbeing, resilience and problem solving. https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevecoach/
An explanation from the mental health charity, Mind, about types of bereavement and bereavement support: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/bereavement/about-bereavement/
Advice from ACAS on taking time off for bereavement: https://www.acas.org.uk/time-off-for-bereavementAdvice from Harvard Medical School about coping with the mental health impact of COVID-19: https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/coping-with-coronavirus