844 individuals registered for motivational workshops to kick start Mental Health Awareness Week with 84% of apprentices voicing concern over mental health worries.
Hosted by Amazing Apprenticeships in partnership with experts Gen. Healthy Minds and the BAME Apprentice Network, apprentices and employers tuned in across the two sessions for compelling, open and frank workshops around how to boost motivation, support wellbeing and begin to take control over our own mental health.
Hosted by Executive Coach, Sam Bishop, the workshops were a fabulous opportunity to start the week in a positive way. Sam workshopped the impact that motivation has on our wellbeing, explored how we are often our own toughest opponent, the importance of taking control and of team motivation. Including hints and tips that every participant could take back and apply to their everyday, the sessions were well received with credible, real and honest advice.
Registrants were polled to understand the landscape as we begin to emerge from lockdown and gain a feel for the implications that restrictions and new ways of working have had on our mental health.
56% of apprentices stated that their mental health had been negatively impacted in the past 12 months with 45% specifically asking for support in boosting motivation and performance. When we asked what most concerns participants for the coming months, the answers were a mixture of exams, workload, employment, money and mental health with a massive 84% citing that they had wellbeing concerns.
When it comes to employers and providers, 64% stated that they believed their apprentices’ mental health had been impacted in the past 12 months. A brilliant 78% were already addressing mental health in varying ways with a massively encouraging 88% planning more for the future.
Both sessions are now available to download and watch with subtitles on catch up.
For more information on wellbeing and mindfulness, please visit the Amazing Apprenticeships wellbeing page, offering a collection of free masterclasses, mindfulness exercise and resources.