This 12 step programme will help you take control of your mental health. Discover the keys to wellbeing in the age of digital and remote homeworking.
More people are working remotely than ever before. In fact, studies suggest that there has been a 28% increase in homeworkers over the last decade. In 2020 almost half of the UK workforce worked at home.
Thanks to better tech, shifting organisational cultures, and businesses adapting to the next generation of employees, working from home is now encouraged across a range of industries.
However, it comes with plenty of challenges - many of which are linked to mental resilience. Maintaining good mental health and wellbeing while working from home is key to a successful, happy life - but it isn’t easy.
Our Mental Resilience Toolkit for Homeworkers features 12 modules which explore the challenges faced by homeworkers. The course can be taken at your leisure and will provide actionable steps to help you lead a happier life.
WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES OF WORKING FROM HOME?
You’ll often hear people say that they can get far more done at home compared to the office. And, while that might be true, it isn’t always quite that simple. Achieving a healthy balance, with an appropriate space between work life and home life, can be very difficult.
Loneliness, isolation, lack of motivation, lack of routine, lack of connection, and unsuitable working conditions can cause real problems. For some people these issues can lead to symptoms of mental ill-health.
If you’re working from home while your partner has to deal with everything else, that can lead to significant strains on your relationship. Your partner may not understand why you seem to have less time for the family, causing friction that wasn’t there previously.
You may even find that you argue with your family more, which adds to the stresses of work and feelings of unhappiness.
Those who balance working from home with occasional days in the office may also find that they experience a disconnect with their team and, as a result, lower levels of productivity.
WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN IF I DON'T TAKE ACTION?
Unless you’re lucky enough to have lots of space at home, you’ll probably find that home working results in less space for the rest of the family. This can create distractions for both parties and fuel anger towards one another which, of course, you’ll all later regret.
So, is the solution to simply go and work at the local coffee shop? While this may help, the challenges faced in those locations (for instance, poor internet connectivity and noisy or chaotic environments) may prove even more problematic.
If any of these challenges resonate with you, you’ll probably also be familiar with the feeling of being completely exhausted by the time the evening comes around. This may result in you shutting down physically and emotionally from your partner and/or family, putting a strain on your relationship.
Working from home under so much stress and pressure can result in:
You may even experience more serious mental health conditions in the future, if you don’t act now.
Usually £295. Special Offer Just £147.50 until 31st December
HOW DOES THE COURSE WORK?
Good mental health is not just the absence of diagnosed mental health problems - although good mental health and wellbeing will help protect against the development of many such problems.
A person experiencing good mental health and wellbeing will be able to fulfil a number of key areas of life. For example:
It’s important to note that, if you have existing mental health issues, working from home can be a very positive experience, but it can also exacerbate those issues.
Regardless of your mental health, it’s easy to inadvertently adopt avoidance behaviour while working from home. This course will help you identify when you’re slipping into this trap and provide simple, actionable steps to lead a more productive, happy life. It’ll also give you the knowledge needed to spot potential mental health issues among those around you.
Our course is designed to help you lead a happier, healthier life, irrespective of your circumstances.
It does this by looking at all of the above and a number of other fundamental principles of good mental health and wellbeing.
The course contains 12 modules each containing video content, activities and exercises, and other downloadable resources.
You can take the course whenever is most convenient for you and revisit each module in the future, if you need to. All you need is a device (a laptop, smartphone or tablet will do), an internet connection, and a little bit of your time. We think it's worth the investment, and we're confident you'll agree.
Each module explores a different aspect of mental health with real life examples
The full written transcript of each learning module
Downloadable PDFs with suggested exercises and additional resources to support your learning
IS THE COURSE SUITABLE FOR ME?
Our Mental Resilience Toolkit is perfect for people of all ages, occupations, and backgrounds. Whether you’re working from home full time or part time and balancing the responsibilities as a parent, carer, employee, or running a multi-national firm from the board table; it’ll help you lead a happier life.
With so much pressure to ‘do it all’ these days, having the right support in place is vitally important. Our course will reveal what support you might need and help you find it.
Are you putting on a mask and simply getting on with life by squashing down your feelings? You’re not alone, and any assumed vulnerabilities are not weaknesses. Recognising you need some help is the first step towards a happier, more balanced life.
YOUR INVESTMENT AND OUR GUARANTEE
The entire online course retails at £295 but our December special offer including a 50% discount is £145.50.
You can try the course completely risk free. This is our promise to you. If you go through the first 3 modules in their entirety and are not completely satisfied, we'll give you your money back. It's as simple as that.
Claire has had a corporate career spanning 20 years, having managed and directed businesses in the financial services sector since she was just 20 years old.
This has given her a very broad business knowledge and a great deal of experience in facing and overcoming the challenges that all business owners face at some time in their business careers. Latterly, since selling her Insurance business, she has worked in a consultancy capacity as a strategic development director, helping businesses to look at all areas of development of their business.
Claire started to use some of her time to help others as a volunteer with Samaritans, after experiencing a difficult period in her life. She realised that she wanted to use her skills and experiential knowledge to help other people facing difficult times; and in particular, mental health issues. This led her to undergo various additional training programs via Samaritans, Mental Health First Aid England and as a Coach; to begin volunteering and working privately with people; and to start speaking candidly about issues relating to mental health and suicide.
In March 2018 Claire experienced a double tragedy- the loss of her partner due to suicide and shortly after the loss of their unborn child. Experiencing loss like this has made Claire all the more determined to take her experience, training and knowledge and help as many people as possible. Her vision is to lead a global shift in attitudes towards mental health and suicide.
In the last few years, having become increasingly concerned by the growing epidemic of mental health problems, she has become passionate about helping to effect change by educating people, by breaking down taboos and opening up the conversation about mental health.
Claire leads our program development, delivers training and coaching; and is a prolific speaker. She continues to be a committed volunteer, giving much of her time to her local Samaritans branch.
As well as being a listening volunteer with The Samaritans, Claire is also qualified as a Mental Health First Aider and CLARITY Practitioner
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