Stress Control - Online Classes March 2024

PSYCHED is not affiliated with the Stress Control programme but as this programme is run by the HSE and Healthy Ireland we wanted to share the details with you as Stress Control teaches great skills to fight stress and boost your wellbeing. 

Stress Control is one of the most well-evaluated interventions with many independent research papers published in high-quality peer-reviewed journals. 

Onlines classes run every Monday from March 4th through to Monday April 8th. They can be watched live or for one week from the time of each class.

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Online Introduction to Psyched –

Mental Health Awareness Training for Staff of workplaces

World Mental Health Day will take place on the 10th October 2023, the theme for 2023 is, 'Mental health is a universal human right'.

DATE: Tuesday, 10th October 2023 | LOCATION: ONLINE
TIME: 9:30am – 1pm

A Psyched Workplace;

    • Is a workplace that stimulates conversations leading to a better understanding of mental health

    • Is a workplace that promotes mental health and wellbeing and sets goals for positive improvement

    • Is a workplace that celebrates commitment, good practice and innovation in mental health promotion

Please promote this training amongst your teams / colleagues /  networks.

Also to note, Psyched will be hosting a Conference on  “Thriving Minds: Nurturing Mental Wellness in the Workplace “on Tues 28th November 2023 in Silversprings Clayton Hotel  from 9:30am-4:00pm. Confirmed Speakers: Dr Nic Marks, Dr. Jane Bourke, Biddy O’Neill. You will be invited to register soon.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Kindness works here: A kindness and compassion workshop for staff of workplaces

Inspired by the growing evidence in the field of Kindness and Compassion, this workshop has been developed by HSE colleagues across Psychology, HR, Nursing and Health Promotion as a Healthy Ireland initiative.

An emphasis on compassion in the workplace fits with an expanding focus on the centrality of interpersonal connection and the role relationships play on the quality of performance and general wellness at work.

This workshop includes;

  • Exploration of the concepts of kindness and compassion.

  • Discussion of the relevance of compassion in a workplace context.

  • Overview of the impact of kindness on the mind and body.
  • Brief review of the evidence base from the field of compassion and kindness studies.

  • Experiential practice of self-compassion exercises.

  • Small group discussions on fostering compassion in the workplace and barriers to same.
kindness and compassion workshop

Post Mentoring Session with attendees who completed “Introduction to Psyched”

This session is offered to attendees who completed Introduction to Psyched training and are seeking further guidance, direction in terms of psyched practices getting on the agenda in their respective workplaces.

Mind Your Wellbeing - A Programme To Support Your Mental Health & Wellbeing

This one-day workshop is offered by Health Promotion & Improvement, Health and Wellbeing, to support staff to care for their own mental health and wellbeing and to build good self-care practices for every day.

A number of workshops are scheduled to take place across Cork and Kerry over the coming months. Find your nearest location below and links to register for this workshop:

Why attend Minding Your Wellbeing?
As healthcare staff your mental health is always important, sometimes you may need a little help to care for it. Minding Your Wellbeing aims to offer simple tools and guidance to help you develop and maintain a positive approach to looking after your mental health and wellbeing every day. The training will provide you with an opportunity to explore and understand the different ways you can actively care for your mental health and wellbeing. You can then try to make those positive actions part of day to day life.

  • The benefit of a positive approach to your mental wellbeing and how it can be actively applied for your own wellness.
  • The need for good self-care practices and how they can be built into your day to day life.
  • How your thoughts and emotions impact on your mental health and wellbeing, how you can cope with those that challenge you and encourage those that help you flourish.
  • The benefit of positive relationships and how you can build them.
  • How resilience can be improved and the benefits of knowing and using your strengths.

Who should attend? The training aims to support all staff who wish to actively support their own mental health and wellbeing.

Please Note: This programme aims to support positive mental health and wellbeing for everyday living. It is not of a clinical nature and does not cover the identification of symptoms or treatment of mental health difficulties. It is not intended as a personal therapeutic training and participants will not be expected, or invited to discuss their own personal mental health experiences.

For further information please contact: Emily Lynch

Tuesday 26th Sept 2023

10am - 4.30pm, Old Cork Waterworks Experience, Lee Road, Sunday's Well, Cork, T23 N828

Tuesday 10th Oct 2023

10am - 4.30pm, Udaras na Gaeltachta, Páirc Ghnó an Daingin, Farranredmond, Dingle, Co. Kerry

Wednesday 11th Oct 2023

10am - 4.30pm,
CECAS, Myross Wood,
Leap, Co. Cork,
P81 Y192

Wednesday 11th Oct 2023

10am - 4.30pm,
Michael J Quill Centre, Fussa, Kilgarvan,
Co. Kerry, V93 P9W7

Thursday 12th Oct 2023

10am - 4.30pm, Old Cork Waterworks Experience, Lee Road, Sunday's Well, Cork, T23 N828

Monday 13th Nov 2023

10am - 4.30pm, Northridge House Education & Research Centre, Castle Road, Mahon, T12 H970

This programme is brought to you by the Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme, Health and Wellbeing, HSE

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