Creating a workplace wellbeing programme shouldn’t mean shying away from the ‘heavier’ topics.
So, we wanted to put a few of these workshops on your radar. You may find they support a colleague who’s personally suffering, or help others who simply don’t know what to say.
115 people die by suicide in the UK every week – with 75% of those deaths being male (ONS)
In this talk, we share the story of 39 year old James who died by suicide in November 2019. James’ friend, Andy (a mindfulness and wellness coach) interviews James’ brother, Will (a professional in the construction industry) for a candid conversation about suicide support and prevention.
Here’s what the Events Director at Amazon had to say about this talk:
“”It was a real privilege to host a talk on such a sensitive and taboo subject. We have never run a session with so many questions from the audience!”
📆 World Suicide Prevention Day is 10 September 2023
At least 1 in 4 pregnancies in the UK ends in loss during pregnancy or birth. Recent research has found that 24% of people considered leaving their job due to their experience at work after their loss.
Facilitated by a Clinical Psychologist who shares her own personal experiences and insights of loss alongside evidence-based information, this session will increase your understanding of pregnancy and baby loss, its impact and will provide some practical actions that you can take forward.
📆 Baby Loss Awareness Week is 9-15 October 2023.
You may also be interested in our Supporting Fertility at Work workshop. Nearly 60% of people trying to conceive hide the reason for fertility-related absences from their colleagues and 38% of employees undergoing fertility treatment even considered leaving their jobs.
When you consider that 1 in 7 individuals in the UK will experience difficulties trying to build their family, with 3.5 million people in the UK currently experiencing fertility problems, it is more than likely some of your immediate work colleagues may also be struggling.
To find out more about how Stretching the City can support your workplace wellbeing plans, get in touch.