Mental Health in the Workplace
Mental health is always a necessary part to consider when you take care of your workers. Work demands a sound mind, body, and spirit. Hence, it is important to be able to care for your own mental health, and if necessary, help relieve the mental aches and ills of those around you as well. Failure to take care of mental health can result in falling productivity rates, turnover rates, or worse, the death and injury of your workers. There are ways to care for your mental health and the mental health of your team members. This training course is therefore set to help your teammates work with mental health to the best of their ability.
Your mental health is absolutely necessary to your productivity and growth in the workplace, and failure to take care of it is detrimental. It is never worth the cost of your sanity to work and sacrifice overmuch. If you see someone at work stressing out and losing mental health, be there for them and help them relax and rest. Talk to them, and you’ll have improved the workplace by that much. This training course is essential in keeping mental health up, and a workplace positive. This pairs well with other sessions about workplace building, teamwork, and self-care. If you wish to know about our other training courses and services, please contact us.
Delegate and Work Together
It’s not uncommon to see a workplace Superman or Wonder Woman who can throw out content in their sleep, and is easily one of the strongest members of your team. They are also the ones who avoid delegating tasks to other members of the team in fear that those teammates will fail to do it well, or because they believe that they can do it better. This is a toxic mind-set that must be removed; you are on a team for a reason. If you are the team Superman, delegate tasks for your teammates to work with, so you can focus your energies into more long-term targets, like recruiting more and better people to your team, or planning out how your team is going to achieve long-term goals. It is important to delegate, because no matter how capable you are as a worker, no one is ever meant to work completely alone, because the mental stress of handling all the work alone is unhealthy, and can cause serious issues with mental health. Always remember that a team can always do more than the individual if the team is working well together, and delegating tasks to your teammates is the way to go for that. It helps your teammates improve at their job by giving them an opportunity to use their skills, giving you a chance to trust them with more confidence on future tasks you delegate, and the effect of this success is cumulative. Don’t forget to take the specific characteristics of your teammates into consideration before you delegate tasks though; this is to avoid undue mental stress by giving the wrong task to the wrong person. For example, if Bobby is a capable writer, and Linda is an artist, don’t’ give the task of graphic design and layout to Bobby. Delegate the right tasks at the right time, to the right people, and everyone’s mental health will be all right. We discuss with Participants the right way to handle work loads.
Watch Your Clock
A lot of us watch the clock, praying for the 5 o’clock to roll around so we can race out of work. However, some people carry work home with them whether they mean to or not. They’ll remember their day, and no matter how much they hate their job, they’ll feel poorly about themselves for accomplishing so little. If that pattern keeps up, it can cause mental health issues; dropping self-esteem, poorer decisions, and even severe disorders like anxiety or depression. Good time management is a powerful counter to this; making the most of your day can fill anyone with good feelings, both about themselves and their work. If John comes in to work, and wastes too much time on social media, he does not accomplish even half of what he was meant to be doing that day. Later, he’ll go home, and he’ll feel bad for not doing his job, because the stress of meeting those goals cumulatively piles up, and then that burden stresses him out, causing him to physically burn out at work to meet the deadline, and mentally stress himself when he did not have to. This is an example of poor time management. A better way to manage his time would have been to have ends in mind, and setting them within the clock of his day. If he has a certain number of hours on the job, John should tailor his goals to be met within that time, and keep up the pattern of meeting those goals on time. It will make him feel accomplished and satisfied with himself, along with removing any stress the threat of a deadline may have posed. The difference between a good worker who constantly improves their craft, and a bad worker who just barely scrapes by, is how they manage their time. We illustrate the here with activities and some examples.
Keep Stress Away
Stress is a universal thing when it comes to work; every job in the world has its stressful elements, whether it is your passion or not. The problem with this is, many of us are not all that capable of managing stress, and chronic work stress can lead to physical and mental deterioration. While it’s admirable to keep your nose to the grindstone, it is unhealthy to rub your nose raw for too long. The first step is finding the triggers of your stress, taking note of them, and then developing healthy reactions to them. If you have an excessive workload, an unhealthy reaction is poor diet. A better reaction would be to exercise, do yoga, or calmly talk to someone about how you feel. Finally, establish a work-life balance. This means that work is not your life; have a life outside of work. Have a healthy sleep schedule, don’t think about work, and use your vacation days. Rest is so important to your mental health, so don’t discount how powerful a good night’s sleep can be towards boosting your productivity and motivation. We provide tips and advice to increasing the workplace health and decreasing stress.
Customised Training Session For Teams (Included No Charge)
We have two points of emphasis here at Paramount: freedom and you. In fact, our dedication to both has led us to the question: what if we combine them? The first result of this is our content customisation program. Here, you get to oversee the customisation of preexisting workbooks; you can change how it is written, how colourful it is, how activities ought to work and even change the design and positioning of page numbers. We will gladly execute your commands with no additional cost, too! You know your business better and we know training. Lets get together and work some magic in customising a session to suit you.
In-House Customised training benefits:
- Flexible length – You choose the length of the session
- Highly Effective Team/Industry Specific
- Certificate of Completion (Professional Grade)
- Create a Team Building environment
- Cost effective – Group rate discount
- Printed courseware (No need to download or use an App to read)
Creating Content (Contact us for Quotation)
The second result of our dedication to both freedom and you is the content creation. For this, you will have access to a vast range of options to create your ideal workbook. By simply telling us your expectations, we will do everything including content styling, writing in specific tones, research and gather additional data and placing your company logo. We will build the course for you to suit your needs. We will even create training sessions for different languages and cultures. With these options and more, you are now one step closer to creating the best training for your industry. Shape the standards of the free market by creating unique content now! Contact us with your needs if you are unable to find courseware that suits and we will create it. For a quote call our training team today.
Instructor Led Online
Download Certificate of Completion $495 inc GST
Printed and Posted Certificate of Completion $515 inc GST
This course and so many others can also be booked as 1 on 1 sessions conducted over online video feed with one of our professional training facilitators. Covering the same techniques and skills we train to some of the biggest companies in Australia, you can rest assured that the session will be not only enjoyable but very informative and educational.