Mindful Employer SquiggleMindful Employer offers a range of workshops and consultancy aimed at improving employee wellbeing to combat work related stress.


Mindful EmployerDid you know that the latest estimates from the 2015/16 Labour Force Survey (LFS) show:

  • In the workplace the number of cases relating to work stress, depression and anxiety was 488,000.

  • The total number of working days lost was 11.7 million days.

  • Stress accounted for 37% of all work related ill health cases and 45% of all working days lost due to ill health.

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Work related stress is now recognised as one of the major health concerns in the workplace. As an organisation would you know how to recognise mental health distress or how to help manage this for your employees?

For more information and a quote on Mindful Employer, please call 0161 330 9223 or email trainingacademy [at] togmind.org (subject: Mindful%20Employer%2FConnect%205%20Enquiry)

Mindful Employer Squiggle 2What people say about our training:

Very useful information. Good to have information printed out to go back through. --Connect 5 Program, July 2017An excellent informal workshop where I came away with some helpful ideas for supporting people struggling with mental health issues. --Connect 5 Program, July 2017


What to expect from our workshops

We can provide the following half-day workshops on-site at a company’s premises. Subject to interest we can also host workshops at our Wellbeing Centre in Ashton-under-Lyne (OL6 7AS) or at our premises in Oldham (OL1 1DJ).


Our workshops are suitable for employees looking to improve their own workplace wellbeing and also provide a good starting point for managers and Human Resources personnel who wish to gain a helpful insight into mental health at work in order to form their company’s own policies in this area.


The workshops are suitable for all organisations, such as supermarkets, building contractors, etc, as well as those working in health and social care.

Bespoke Mental Health Training

Bespoke Mental Health TrainingThe workshops can be made bespoke to your organisation if you let us know in advance if there is anything in particular you want us to cover. For example, if you work within the media we can tailor the Mental Health workshop to raise your understanding of mental health to help when you are reporting on mental health issues.


The same applies to help raise awareness of mental health if you work in the penal system.

What will you learn from this workshop?

Each workshop works as a standalone session or as part of the series and does not assume any prior knowledge of mental health.

  • An Introduction to Mental Health at Work provides an overview of mental health issues, including: recognising symptoms, types of issues, assessing workplace factors and practical steps to improve workplace wellbeing.

  • Building Workplace Resilience explores the idea of resilience as a tool to improve emotional wellbeing and considers how different perspectives – such as mindfulness, positive psychology and individual relationships – can be applied in the workplace.

  • An Introduction to Mindfulness in the Workplace explains the practice of mindfulness and its many benefits in the workplace. For example, it can help employees to think more clearly, feel less stressed, cope with difficulties better and more.

Connect 5

We also have available a three day Connect 5 workshop program. The Connect 5 workshops can help when holding conversations with people with mental health distress and covers various interventions, it provides:Connect 5

  • Brief advice on how to better understand mental health & wellbeing;

  • Information about local services and resources;

  • How to help people take first steps to make themselves feel better;

  • Different ways to motivate and support people to make changes that last.


Connect 5 can be provided at a company’s premises. Subject to interest we can also host workshops at our Wellbeing Centre in Ashton-under-Lyne (OL6 7AS) or at our premises in Oldham (OL1 1DJ). Participants would need to attend all three Connect 5 workshops.

Contact us for more information and a quote on either our Mindful Employer or Connect 5 workshops.

What else we provide

On request we can also provide workshops on Managing Sickness and Absence using the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), Workplace Coaching and Effective Communication at Work as well as consultancy in terms of specific workplace issues.


We are also in the process of developing a Train the Trainer workshop.

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