During 2020 we ran several free webinars to support employees during the pandemic, covering a host of new topics dealing with employee mental health in this unprecedented time. We will continue to organise these webinars throughout 2021. Click here to be notified of all our free webinars.
"I have found the webinars thought-provoking and beneficial in my role as an HR Advisor, they certainly add value to my knowledge and skills bank."
Skills for the Future Series - Listening
with Katie Colombus
Wednesday 14th July at 2.00 pm GMT
Listening is a really underrated skill but active listening can really help someone when they’re going through a hard time. We all have the ability to be there for one another, and it’s possible to develop our listening skills so that we can improve communication and look out for the ones we love. The Samaritans model of active listening is based on key principles, such as giving someone a safe space to talk and letting them know you are listening with empathy and without judgement can allow them to let off steam and explore their feelings.
Katie Colombus started her journalism career in Shanghai before moving to London. More recently she worked at Save the Children before joining the Samaritans as assistant director of communications. She is the author of the Samaritans’ latest book How to Listen, which includes tips from trained Samaritans volunteers, psychologists and experts on how to listen to people in ways that can prevent concern escalating into more complex issues.
Skills for the Future Series - The importance of empathy
with Daniel Fryer
Thursday 1st July at 2.00 pm GMT
Empathy is crucial to our mental health. Both personally and professionally, being able to connect with others is essential to our wellbeing. Without the ability to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes, we lose that sense of belonging. Thankfully, there are things you can do to build empathy if you think you don’t have it or to boost it if you don’t yet consider it a strength.
Daniel Fryer is a mental health and wellbeing expert with over 15 years’ experience in several settings, including private practice, private healthcare, occupational health, and the NHS. He is the founder of How To Be, a workplace wellness consultancy, and is the author of The Four Thoughts That F*ck You Up . . . And How To Fix Them, published by Penguin Random House.
Skills for the Future Series – Overcoming mental health bias
with Catherine Hamilton
Wednesday 23 June at 2.00 pm GMT
We are mostly unaware of our bias and how it can affect the wellbeing of others and therefore their performance. Raising our understanding of how our bias towards mental health may impact the way we speak and behave to others is a step in the right direction. So, let's begin to raise our awareness to mitigate the stigma and stereotypes associated with mental health.
Catherine Hamilton is a freelance trainer, facilitator and coach with broad experience in large multi-functional global businesses. Previously Head of Inclusion and Diversity and a training manager she enables others to see their own behaviours more clearly and work through options for different impact.
Mental Fitness - Breathing
with Jamie Clements
Webinar took place on Wednesday 26 May at 2:00 pm GMT
Jamie Clements is a breathwork coach and mental health advocate. Jamie founded The Breath Space to make this incredibly powerful tool accessible to everyone, allowing people to tap into the power of their breath to shift their physical, mental and emotional state.
In this session, Jamie introdcued us to what breathwork really is and how it works, before taking us through a guided session and providing you with the tools to implement breathwork into your daily life.
Mental Fitness - The Power of Music
with Dr Julia Jones
Webinar took place on Monday 19 April at 2:00 pm GMT
Biohacking is growing fast but how much do you know about this science-led, smart wellness movement? Neuroscientist and biohacker, Dr Julia Jones aka Dr Rock, reveals how and why business leaders, elite sports and military are harnessing biohacks, such as music for wellness.
Julia Jones explains why ‘smart wellness’ and ‘biohacking’ is the future of workforce wellbeing. This science led approach is rapidly growing and being driven by consumer tech, such as heart rate variability wearables. She discusses how she’s helped clients embrace biohacks such as music, to optimise natural brain and body biology systems and enjoy the most efficient route to lifelong good health and high performance.
Mental Fitness - taking a pause
with Susan Peacock
Webinar took place on Thursday 25 March at 2:00pm GMT
Susan Peacock presents an overview of mindfulness, meditation and some useful practices to 'take a pause' during your busy day.
A Chartered Psychologist and mindfulness trainer with a background in global advertising, Susan Peacock helps people be their best at work and in life in an increasingly uncertain, highly pressurised world.
The Fatigued Employee
In conversation with Daniel Fryer, Psychotherapist & Life Coach
Webinar took place on Monday 15 March at 2:00pm GMT
How much has the employee changed during this pandemic? Psychotherapist and Life Coach, Daniel Fryer, discusses 'The Fatigued Employee' and shares tips on how to support your employees and keep them motivated during this pandemic
Supporting Mental Health Champions and Ambassadors
Terry Streather - Webinar took place on 11 February at 3:00 pm GMT
Join fellow mental health champions from a range of different companies sharing the challenges and successes of the past 12 months. Whether you are supporting more people now than ever, or hardly being contacted at all, this presenter-led session gives you the opportunity to hear from others and share and explore ways of looking after your own wellbeing whilst supporting others.
Mental Health Workouts
with Harriet Beveridge
11 Jan, 25 Jan and 1 Feb at 2.00pm GMT
Join Harriet for three 30 minute mental health workouts (think of Joe Wicks for your mind!). Focussed on building and maintaining your resilience, each session will offer different techniques to maintain mental fitness and self-care.
Sign up/view each different session and please share with colleagues, friends and family.
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Lockdown Live Clinic
Q&A took place on Friday 8 January at 10.00am GMT
Live Q&A session for all those involved in supporting the mental health of their colleagues. The clinic was broadcast live on our LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube pages with specialists including Katie Legg from Mental Health UK and other guest panellists.
Lockdown 2.0 - what next for workplace mental health
Webinar took place on 05 November 2020
As the UK enters its second lockdown, This Can Happen is pleased to host 3 senior leaders who will discuss how to support employees mental health in the winter lockdown.
Monika Misra - Head of Health & Wellbeing EMEA, GlaxoSmithKline
Toni Graves - Global Head of Reward and Wellbeing, Allen & Overy LLP
Sarah Boddey - Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, EMEA & APAC
2020 vision: what meaningful and collaborative workplace mental health provision looks like in a year like no other
Brian Dow, CEO – Mental Health UK
Richard Hubbard, Chief Marketing Officer, ISG Ltd
Daryoush Moezzi, Senior Manager, Business Development Representative, Salesforce
Webinar took place on 27 October at 11.00am
In a year where we’ve had to adapt everything to tread water, we will explore how businesses across the UK have pivoted to respond to the mental health needs of their colleagues, their customers and their community. In this webinar, we will explore examples from across a range of businesses and share his thoughts on what role you could play.
Personal Stories from our This Can Happen Ambassadors
Webinar took place on 14 July at 11.00am with Amy, Paul and Nick
Webinar took place on 6 August at 11.00am: Harpreet, Fabian and Sylvia
This Can Happen is delighted to introduce our 6 ambassadors who are all passionate individuals determined to drive change in workplace mental health. Join our webinar to hear their amazing individual stories about their own personal challenges with mental health, how they have overcome this and how they are now working to empower others in positive mental health within the workplace.
Surviving the Summer Holidays - Family, Work and your Mental Health
Dr Judith Mohring - Webinar took place on 1 July at 11.00am
The summer holidays are often a challenge for working parents anyway, after 4 months of lockdown we may feel all our resources are spent. This webinar focusses on sharing and normalising the many highs and lows of family life over the last few months. We will discuss practical, positive approaches to the holiday period so we can all have a rest before September comes.
Resilience, Bouncebackability and Gearing Up For Yet More Change
Harriet Beveridge - Webinar took place on 18 June at 11.00am
How do we re-emerge from a world that's been turned upside down? After months of pressure on our personal, family and business lives, how do we continue to deal with uncertainty and adapt to who-knows-what as Lockdowns ease? In this webinar, bestselling author, Harriet Beveridge, shares science-based, practical, powerful strategies for keeping resilient.
Plagued by worry and negative thinking? How to deal with your Inner Critics and find your Inner Champion
Tracy Forsyth - Webinar took place on 14 May at 2.00pm
Most ambitious, hard-working and driven people are also very self-critical. In this unprecedented time of uncertainty about the future both in terms of work and home, the inner critic really comes to the fore with worst case thinking and negative self trash talk. This workshop shows you how to identify and understand your inner critics and unhelpful negative self-talk and discover inner champions to help balance them out.
Nutrition for Stress, Fear and Uncertainty
Christine Bailey - Webinar took place on 7 May at 2.00pm
With everyone at home and work and school schedules disrupted, whether living alone or in lockdown with the family, loss of a daily routine can increase anxiety, stress and disrupt healthy eating. Nutritionist Christine discusses how to ensure a nutritious diet while being in lockdown and the key foods, nutrients and supplements to support mental health and reduce anxiety.
Managing Mental Health during These Challenging Times
David Beeney - Webinar took place on 1 May at 11.30am
Our mental health has never been so challenged on mass as we struggle to cope with the coronavirus. In this webinar we look at the best ways of looking after ourselves and our colleagues with particular emphasis on how to stay emotionally connected while remote.
Coping with Loss during COVID-19
Dr Chloe Mitchell - Webinar took place on 22 April at 11am
Navigating loss is part of everyday life in these uncertain times. It is unfolding on many fronts, with loss of life's norms, routines, working practices, social and professional support networks, financial securities and economic conditions. Most importantly, thousands are also contending with loss of loved ones to COVID-19 in very abnormal circumstances. This webinar aims to cover a wide range of circumstances to support loss.
How to Sleep Well in a Changed World
Maryanne Taylor - Webinar took place on 17 April at 11.00am
As we now find ourselves in a new reality, with all the worry and anxiety this brings, you may find that you are now struggling with your sleep and sleep patterns have changed since this started. Even previously good sleepers, may find themselves struggling to get to sleep, waking in the night or very early in the morning.
COVID-19 – Curing Your Finances
Sarah Steel - Webinar took place on 7 April at 11.30am
Whilst the primary concern during this time is our physical health, our financial wellbeing is increasingly important as people worry about losing jobs, paying bills and seeing their investments fall. Join our webinar to learn how to manage your finances at this crucial time.
Top Tips for Optimising Home Working
Laura Fox - Webinar took place on 3 April at 11.30am
During these extremely challenging times, home working has become mandated where possible and this webinar will focus on ensuring that you can achieve maximum potential whilst working from home. It's so important to look after yourself physically and mentally, and we will provide top tips on how to approach this.
Cancelled Exams – Supporting Our Teens With Their Mental Health
Celine Brown - Webinar took place on 30 March at 9.30am
Our young people are facing extraordinary circumstances, especially those who were working so hard towards national exams. In this session, we provide support on how best to guide them during this uncertain time.