‘An honour to be back delivering another course’
Mental health first aid courses
One of the services we provide at KMA is adult mental health first aid training. We can deliver this training to organisations; groups and we also hold courses for individuals too. Usually these courses are half day, one-day or two-days long.
We not only offer the internationally recognised Mental Health First Aid England course, but we can […]
Be Kind to Yourself
How kind would you say you are? Do you stop to help load someone’s shopping into their car? Do you like to surprise your spouse with dinner and flowers? Maybe you are always complementing your colleagues when they look nice…
But the real question is: how kind are you to yourself?
Quite often we disregard ourselves, we neglect our own well-being, both physically and mentally. […]
Thriving at Work – The Stevenson / Farmer Report
This thought-provoking independent review of mental health and employers by Lord Dennis Stevenson and Paul Farmer is available from the government at:
Thriving at Work sets out what employers can do to better support all employees, including those with mental health problems to remain in and thrive through work.
It includes a detailed analysis that explores the significant cost […]
1 in 4 and £32.7 billion by 2030
When researching for my KMA blogs about working together to help end the stigma of mental health and the workplace, I came across these thoughts. They are from Karen Johnson, Head of Large Corporates for Barclays in the North East of England.
“Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK experience a mental health problem each year and by 2030 the […]
A Sensory Diet
I came across these post-event notes for attendees of a keynote talk I gave in 2017 so I thought I’d share them here.
Thank your for inviting me to talk on Optimising Occupational Performance at your conference. I hope it gave you the opportunity to consider your own occupational performance and to think about any barriers or potential barriers that may stand in the way […]
Sleeping and Optimising Occupational Performance
I recently came across these post-event notes for attendees of a keynote talk I gave last year, so I thought I’d share them here.
Thank you for inviting me to talk on Optimising Occupational Performance at your conference. I hope it gave you the opportunity to consider your own occupational performance and to think about any barriers or potential barriers that may stand […]
Our Top Tips for Increasing Productivity
‘If I don’t leave my desk all day, I’ll get all my work done. Correct?’ No.
Not leaving your desk all day will actually be less productive than taking regular breaks. Our brains are not designed to concentrate for long periods of time, research suggests that our attention span typically only lasts for just 14 minutes before we lose focus, a study […]
3 in 100 Adults Screened Positive for PTSD in the UK.
One large survey of the general population in England found that 3 in 100 adults screened positive for PTSD. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is often misdiagnosed as the symptoms can be similar to other mental illnesses.
It is suggested that around 70% of people who suffer with PTSD in the UK do not receive any professional help at all, and many of those […]
Helping End the Stigma Around Mental Health in the Workplace
Myself and all the team at KMA were thinking back to last Mental Health Awareness Week and remembered our delight when the This is Me, campaign went national in 2018.
During Mental Health Awareness week 2018, some 200 businesses and Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, attended its launch in Manchester
This is Me is the campaign developed […]