Whilst you’re in the midst of enjoying summer plans, we wanted to share some key wellbeing dates you don’t want to miss this Autumn. We appreciate it can take time creating your wellbeing schedule and getting sign-off from the powers that be. So save yourself a last-minute rush come September and schedule in your workplace wellbeing events ahead of time.
Scroll down to see some key wellbeing dates you don’t want to miss. And check out our suggested workshops to mark the occasion and support the campaign at your workplace.
10 September 2023: World Suicide Prevention Day
115 people die by suicide in the UK every week. 75% of those deaths are male (ONS). In our talk, Suicide Prevention: A Conversation, 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). Join their candid conversation about suicide support and prevention.
Here’s what the Event’s Director at Amazon had to say about Suicide Prevention: A Conversation: “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!”
10 October 2023: World Mental Health Day
The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October each year. It’s the perfect opportunity to get your organisation talking about mental health. Browse our portfolio of Mental Health at Work workshops, talks and courses and you’ll be spoilt for choice for topics. Leaving no stone unturned, our mental health workshops explore topics from burnout and resilience to grief and imposter syndrome. If you’re looking for a more generic introduction to all things mental health at work, our Mental Health Training is a great place to start. Otherwise, there really is no ‘right’ topic to explore on this day. The most important thing is that you do something.
9-15 October 2023: Baby Loss Awareness Week
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.
Our workshop Pregnancy & Baby Loss in the Workplace is facilitated by a Clinical Psychologist who shares her own personal experiences and insights of loss alongside evidence-based information. It will increase your understanding of pregnancy and baby loss, it’s impact, and will provide some practical actions that you can take forward.
18 October 2023: World Menopause Day
900,000 women in the UK have quit their jobs due to menopause. Yet, a staggering 84% of businesses don’t provide menopause at work training for staff. We run Menopause at Work workshops for all employees and a separate session for managers. The intention is to raise awareness and create a caring and supportive company culture with menopause on the agenda.
Here’s what one of our clients said after attending the menopause workshop: “The way the trainer spoke was like having a conversation with one of those good friends….you know the ones that can make sense of something you’re unable to and who always leave you feeling better. I found myself nodding at a lot, having a little cry, but most of all it left me feeling very positive.”
2 November 2023: National Stress Awareness Day
The first Wednesday in November is National Stress Awareness Day. This is an opportunity to think about the effects of stress, physically and mentally. 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.
So many of our offerings have stress-reduction at their roots. If you’re looking for a workshop, Managing Stress at Work will equip you with tools and strategies for navigating stressful times. For something more practical, try a mindfulness class (mindfulness has been proven to reduce stress) or a relaxing office yoga class.
19 November 2023: International Men’s Day (Note the whole of November, or ‘Movember’ is also Men’s Health Awareness Month)
November is Men’s Health Awareness Month with International Men’s Day falling on November 19th. Globally, men die on average six years earlier than women, and for reasons that are largely preventable. Men’s Health Awareness Month is dedicated to bringing awareness to a wide range of men’s health issues. So, November is the perfect month to schedule in a men’s wellbeing event. Head to our Men’s Wellbeing page to see our full offering, including:
Men’s Mental Health: How to be a Man in 2023: Explore the stereotypical notions and cultural norms of masculinity and the impact these have on men’s mental health and wellbeing in 2023.
Suicide Prevention in the Workplace: We share the story of 39 year old James who died by suicide in November 2019. In this talk, 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.
Men’s Nutrition: Discover the five main threats to men’s health and the top nutritional know-how and preventative tips to tackle them.
Men’s Midlife Health: The Andropause: The number of over 50’s in work is expected to hit a record high of 47% by 2030. Delve deep in to all aspects of the andropause and men’s mid-life health.
And as winter approaches…
Wellbeing for Winter: Beat the Blues
20% of us are affected by SAD (seasonal affected disorder). As Autumn becomes Winter, ensure your teams have mental health support in place. In this 60 minute workshop developed by a clinical psychologist, take home a toolkit of tips and strategies to help boost mood and maintain good mental health during the winter months.
Coping with Christmas: Anxiety, Isolation, Loneliness
For plentiful reasons – be it a bereavement, social isolation or financial anxieties – Christmas (and particularly it’s build-up) can really test our mental health and resilience.
To support those who don’t find Christmas the ‘most wonderful time of the year’, our new workshop Coping with Christmas: Anxiety, Isolation & Loneliness will show you how to support yourself and those around you who may be struggling.
Stretching the City have been delivering workplace wellbeing solutions to hundreds of companies since 2012. To find out how we can support your business, drop us a line or request a call.