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Mental health and wellbeing seminars launched for SMEs

27 January 2021

Business leaders in Cheshire West and Chester are being given the opportunity to improve their wellbeing and that of their employees by signing up for a series of webinars launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wellbeing 4 Performance Limited has been commissioned by Cheshire West and Chester Council to provide local businesses with the training which is designed to empower them with information and skills to help support and develop their workforce during these challenging times.  This initiative is part of the activity the Council Leader’s Mental Health Champion Cllr Gareth Gould is working on.  Cllr Gould stated, “we recognise this is a really difficult time for businesses and want to do everything possible to protect the mental health and wellbeing of owners, managers and staff.  We are hopeful that these sessions will make a real difference ”.

Topics include understanding the importance of mental health and wellbeing at work, how to improve your mindset and practical support on how to develop your mental health toolkit, strategies and action plans. 
 
Wellbeing 4 Performance Limited, Occupational Health and Wellbeing Specialist and Director, Julie Paterson comments;
 
“The uncertainty and change resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic has brought about a great deal of stress and anxiety for many local business leaders who have found themselves juggling lockdown restrictions often at short notice, health and safety measures, furlough, staff wellbeing and their own mental health. This series of webinars is a safe space that they can visit to gain support, earn strategies to empower themselves and their employees so that they can navigate their way through this difficult time we all find ourselves in.”
 
You can sign up for the 10 sessions on offer here
 
In addition to the webinars, Wellbeing 4 performance have launched a questionnaire to capture the views of the Cheshire West and Chester business community at this time which has been used to inform the content of the online training. You can add your voice by completing this form.