Cambridge City Council is offering a series of free webinars to support local business leaders’ wellbeing – and their employees’ – with sessions covering topics ranging from self-care and resilience, to financial wellbeing and having better conversations about mental health.
The webinars are delivered by Nick Elston, a high-profile speaker who shares his own lived experience of mental health within a business context, sharing hints and tips to support attendees and reflections on how adversity can create positive change. Participation in the webinars is completely voluntary and there will be no pressure for attendees to contribute or share their own experiences during the sessions.
The five monthly sessions run between May and September, and anyone who cannot attend the live webinars but would like to take part are encouraged to register in order to receive the recordings after the events.
Sessions run from 1.30pm to 2.30pm:
- Monday 22 May: Resilience 101 and defining and working towards personal success through periods of change
- Monday 26 June: Grief and loss – related to loss of loved ones but also to a loss of a way of life during challenging times
- Monday 24 July: Self-care and wellbeing – sharing personal and professional development tools to help reclaim ‘choice’
- Monday 21 August: Better conversations around mental health – identifying the difference between mental health and mental illness and removing the stigma in your organisation.
- Monday 11 September: Financial wellbeing and the link between your money and your mental health
Fiona Bryant, Director of Enterprise and Sustainable Development, said: “After a difficult few years for everyone and with challenging times ahead, we’re especially aware of the additional strain felt by local business leaders trying to ensure their businesses survive. In many ways, people are still not comfortable talking about mental health, and our hope is that through this series business leaders will be able to pick up useful tips and advice to help support their own, and their employees’ wellbeing, as they work to ensure their businesses thrive in the years ahead.”