Wellbeing and Mindfulness Support
As the world changes rapidly all around us, it’s more essential than ever to pay attention to our physical and mental wellbeing. With increasing amounts of uncertainty in our lives, combined with new work routines and less human connection, there are real and present threats to the long term mental health of anybody not prepared to take proactive measures. One of the most vulnerable groups is apprentices, many of whom may have recently transitioned out of education and into the workplace. Even for those further into an apprenticeship programme will be at higher risk, with potentially less contact time, supervision and support.
Now is the time to increase the support, not just for professional development but for the soft skills such as resilience, wellbeing, stress management and emotional intelligence.
Here is a quick summary of the support that we have collected together for you:
The teams at Amazing Apprenticeships, Gen Healthy Minds and AELP are delighted to offer you a complementary online masterclass series, exclusive for those responsible for supporting apprentices including HR professionals, early careers leads and training providers, to outline a range of practical solutions. All webinars in the series are available to access as recordings, completely free of charge with unlimited access.
Mindfulness Webinar and Exercises
Access our mindfulness webinar and individual exercises that provide you with expert insight and practical examples from wellbeing coach George Anderson and happiness psychologist Dr Vikki Barnes.
Wellbeing and Mindfulness Resources
Recorded 25th March
How the current global pandemic will impact mental & physical health and why it’s vital to put apprentice support strategies in place.
Recorded 30th March
Making work from home work for you: practical strategies for productivity and performance.
Recorded 2nd April
Mindset & Resilience: how to cultivate a positive, growth-oriented mindset & learn how to grow through tough times.
Recorded 7th April
Stress management: practical strategies for recognising stress & overwhelm and how to effectively manage it.
Recorded 9th April
Physical wellbeing: simple advice to share with your apprentices for how to take care of themselves physically, using the DASH framework.
Recorded 18th May
Expert insight and practical exercises from wellbeing coach George Anderson and happiness psychologist Dr Vikki Barnes.
Recorded 18th May
Body Scan Exercise
Join George and Vikki as they talk you through the body scan exercise, a really useful tool to help you in your mindfulness practice.
Recorded 18th May
Vikki and George take us through a short meditation focusing our attention on our senses.
50 Support Activities
This booklet contains a range of ideas to support providers and employers, their apprentices and colleagues.
We also have a My New Normal mindfulness creative colouring pledge sheet which allows you to record the new positive habits that you wish to keep in your routine for the future.
Young Minds have gathered together some fantastic advise for those worried or anxious about Coronavirus and Mind have also published some practical tips on how to cope with the impact of Coronavirus to your wellbeing.
If you would like to know more then please do contact us on 01462 341191 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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