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Facing Up to Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental health awareness has become increasingly important for business to consider. Supporting your staff to consider their own wellbeing, providing information and guidance, and breaking down barriers has never been so important as it is today.

Our interactive workshop is designed to create awareness and stimulate discussion. If you are looking for an interesting, and engaging way to deliver a powerful messsage about mental health, this solution might be just what you have been looking for.


What if Mental Health Awareness Looked Like This?


Bring a sense of theatre to your learning

This theatrical mask presentation is an extremely powerful way of highlighting the challenging presenting behaviours that people might experience from staff and customers in the workplace.

The group will be introduced to the concept of masks and learn how human beings tend to learn from experience and begin to create a variety of coping strategies (masks) for different areas of their lives.

Participants will watch an interactive demonstration of the masks. After the demonstration the group will learn about the psychology of the masks and consider the thoughts, feelings and beliefs that might be driving these behaviours. They will reflect on their own behaviour and the behaviours of people they work with and learn how to better manage these behaviours in the future.


Do you recongise any of these people?

The Mouth – This mask is all about talking off the top of your head, changing the subject in order to avoid the questions you are being asked.
Mr Cool – Nothing is their problem. They are cool as a cucumber. Perception is always more important than reality. Its everyone else that's got the problem.
The Critic – “Been there, done that, got the t-shirt. They tried that years ago, it didn’t work then and it won't work now”. Resistant to change and copes by criticising everything.
The Joker – “I’m just having a laugh mate, what’s your problem? Lost your sense of humour?” Often causes conflict in the workplace through so called “banter”. Can use discriminatory language.
The Saint - “Yes I understand I am not hitting my targets but its only because I am so busy helping everyone else” Will except that something is wrong but avoids responsibility by playing the good person card. Can often try and divide and conquer. Talks the talk but doesn’t walk the walk.
The Wall – Does what it says on the tin. It’s like talking to a brick wall. You get monosyllabic answers; avoidance and they act like they don’t understand. Often far more behind the wall than they will let on.
The Bomb – “WHATS YOUR PROBLEM!!?” Aggressive behaviour, choosing to use attack as a defence.

The Rain Cloud - “No one cares about me, no one’s interested. What’s the point in trying?” Can be a mood hoover in the workplace. Places responsibility for their failings on others.


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