The impact of kindness on our brain is the key message at an upcoming e-clinic led by Kerry Mitchell, wellbeing manager and mental health trainer with our main partners Paycare.
It is part of a series of online sessions our sponsor are running for free. The clinic starts at 10am on Tuesday, 20 October.
The hour-long e-clinic will include six science-backed ways that being kind is good for you and others, how the kindness actually impacts the brain, and referral pathways for talking therapies.
Attendees will also look at the factors which make people feel uncomfortable starting a conversation about mental health, and some of the current research associated with World Mental Health Day, which takes place across the globe in October
To secure your free place at the next session, or for more information about Paycare Wellbeing’s Mental Health Training, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kerry, Paycare’s Mental Health First Aid qualified trainer, said: “The e-clinic is part of a series being held once a month. During October we wanted to support organisations to be able to respond with kindness, and the real-life benefits associated with the way we treat others.
“This year has been a tough one, particularly for people living with mental illness and their carers. Research suggests that nearly 80% of people living with mental illness say that Covid-19 and associated lockdown has made their mental health worse.
“After World Mental Health Day, we will tie in the theme of how kindness can act as a chemical and can further support others who are dealing with mental health.”
In addition to the webinars, Paycare Wellbeing is also extending its online offering to complement its pre-pandemic face-to-face Mental Health First Aid training options, incorporating the new accredited online version of the full Mental Health First Aider course.
For more information about Paycare Wellbeing’s E-Clinics, head to their latest blog.