Avail of a series of one-hour, bite-sized topical learning sessions for your employees delivered in your workplace by experts who address aspects of physical, mental and social wellbeing.
These sessions take place during particular months throughout the year so keep an eye out for new sessions. Please note that places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited.
January ’18 Diversity Champions – Workplace Diversity, The Rainbow Project
This session provides an overview of The Rainbow Project’s Workplace Engagement Programme for LGB&/T Staff.
Within the session, the following topics will be covered:
- Introduction to gender and sexual minorities – terminology and research
- Workplace research findings for LGB&/T people
- Diversity & Inclusion Versus Equality
- Ten steps to Inclusion
- Overview of the Diversity Champions Programme
- Overview of Rainbow Project’s training packages for workplaces
- Opportunity for questions and discussion
Find out more; What’s included in your membership?
- Transformational (Platinum): six sessions per year
- Strategic (Level Two): four sessions per year
- Engaged (Level One): two sessions per year
Healthy Lifestyles, Cancer Focus
Every year in Northern Ireland around 12,000 local people get the news that they have cancer. Thankfully two thirds survive but, sadly, we still lose more than 4,000 loved ones every year.
The good news is that up to 50% of cancers can be prevented if you maintain a healthy lifestyle, have regular checks and use screening services. Get your year off to a great start by attending this session to hear all about the healthy lifestyle choices you can make. Topics include care in the sun, smoking cessation, alcohol awareness, diet and exercise and healthy living for families.
Sleep and performance, Support2Perform
Why do we spend 36% of our lives sleeping? Dr Jonathan Bloomfield, a Performance Consultant from Support2Perform.com, reveals what scientists have discovered about sleep and what’s really going on underneath the covers during the night. He also discusses the variety of risks to health which are presented when we don’t sleep enough as well as the impact of sleep-related fatigue on human performance, providing insights from Military, Aviation, Heavy Industry, Healthcare and Professional Sports, finishing with some fundamental tips for getting the right amount of sleep you require.
May ’18 Dementia Friendly Communities, The Alzheimer’s Society
Understanding dementia is vital if we are to support the 20,000 people in Northern Ireland living with a form of dementia. Dementia doesn’t discriminate, every three minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed, but while there is no cure, people can and do live well with the condition. Alzheimer’s Society provides information and support for everyone affected by dementia and is researching for treatments for today and a cure for tomorrow.
In the meantime by learning about dementia and understanding the many ways it can affect people, the business community can be a supportive and welcoming place. We all come into contact with people with dementia, whether they are family or friends, neighbours, acquaintances, or customers, and becoming a Dementia Friend gives a person of any age the confidence to be supportive of people affected by dementia through better communication and improved understanding.
Check back soon for updates and to book
Employers for Disability: Stress awareness and emotional resilience
This information setting will provide you with a better understanding of the causes and effects of stress, including the top workplace stressors as well as those in everyday life. Led by a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, it will identify and demonstrate practical approaches to enhance emotional resilience so that you are better able to cope with stress. A sports massage therapist will provide insight on the link between muscular tension and headaches and will provide information on self-care in order to reduce and prevent tension headaches. A number of videos and practical resources will be used throughout the session including a five minute mindfulness exercise and 11 minutes of progressive muscular relation.
Contact: Amy Miscampbell