Clare Emberson Pratt, Managing Director of Emberson Group, a fast-growing network of entirely distributed creative agencies is celebrating a close working partnership with Bath Mind during World Wellbeing Week 21st-30th June, by offering up some top tips on wellbeing in the workplace.

World Wellbeing Week

23rd Jun 2021

Bath Mind has been instrumental in helping us keep a wellbeing focus within our business, and as such this week we wanted to throw a spotlight on their extraordinary team and their expert resources, which we believe all local businesses could and should be benefitting from. Hannah Roper, Head of Business Development is our primary contact at Bath Mind. She is brimming with enthusiasm and specialist advice. Our team has developed a lovely relationship with her.

As an entirely distributed business working from home across Bath and the south west, keeping on top of Emberson Group’s collective mental health has been a priority for me, not just during the pandemic, but since day one. Over the years, our partnership with Bath Mind has helped us to reflect on what it truly means to stay healthy across the broad spectrum of wellbeing. For us it is not just about mental health, we are aware there are many wide-ranging aspects that affect our health and wellbeing, which include social, physical, emotional, financial, business, career, community and environmental.

Our Bath Mind Journey

We don’t have a head office or individual agency premises. There aren’t any water cooler meeting moments in the physical sense at Emberson, so we have to work hard to create an environment that’s open to discussing wellbeing and ensure that it stays on the agenda.

We have learned that mental health needs to be a strategic priority across the business. Showing your employees that you are committed to supporting their wellbeing involves more than just telling them that you are. We’ve implemented a lot of wellbeing initiatives within Emberson as a result of our training workshops.

Staff surveys are a great way to check in with employees to understand how they’re feeling, what’s working well, and what can be improved to enable them to work effectively, stay safe and maintain their wellbeing. This data can then be used to plan and deliver action workplace policies. As such we now understand how important it is to recognise and celebrate the impact of employee benefits and corporate social responsibility activities in relation to mental health and wellbeing of staff.

Bath Mind Workshops

Bath Mind run a variety of corporate workshops and training sessions and they’re also are happy to run bespoke training sessions tailored to your organisation’s individual needs under their Wellbeing in the Workplace scheme. We highly recommend the Wellbeing in the Workplace online introductory learning session and the accredited Mental Health First Aid courses are highly valuable to attend in person or online.  This MHFA course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

  • An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect well-being.
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues.
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress.
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix.

Click here to find out more about Bath Mind’s workshops

Whether you are interested in training as an individual, or in booking training for your organisation, contact Hannah Roper, Head of Business Development at Bath Mind to discuss your requirements: hannahroper@bathmind.org.uk or call 07943 496 835.

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Pictured above: Alex Hudd, Executive Assistant, Emberson Group and Hannah Roper, Head of Business Development, Bath Mind.