Health and wellbeing

Stress and Overwhelm

Managing Stress Through Crises and Beyond

Course details
Contact corporate.training@eastsussex.gov.uk
Target audience All Users
Subject Health and Wellbeing
Course description The world is in a time of massive upheaval; with so much outside of our control, stress appears to have grown exponentially. Constant adaptation and uncertainty is challenging our sense of self and ability to cope.  This concise one-day course will provide time to reflect on the impact of recent events and gain insight into how to respond, recover and thrive beyond crises.  The trainer is an experienced psychotherapist, de-briefer and coach. 
Training objectives Who will benefit from this course?  This course has universal relevance but will be particularly helpful to those impacted by chronic stress, anyone committed to raising mental health awareness and wanting to invest in their own well-being and that of others. 
Learning outcomes Pause 
  • What has brought me here? 
  • Understanding how the body responds to stress, including anxiety and panic attacks 
Rewind 
  • Taking stock: stress factors 
  • Perfectionism, people-pleasing & personal perspectives 
  • Uncertainty & loss 
  • Responding to change and transition 
  • Distance, separation & isolation 
  • The difference between stress and trauma 
Play 
  • How to cope when positivity and stoicism fail 
  • Insights from neurobiology 
  • Soothe, stabilise and strengthen 
  • Connectedness & community 
  • Building helpful routines 
  • Healthy escapism 
  • Tech-savvy, media-wise 
  • Relaxation and mindfulness 
  • Resourcing resilience 
Forward 
  • The invitation within crises 
  • Creating personal intentions and boundaries 
  • Self-leadership 
Additional information
Maximum places 10
Closing date One day before start date
Cost £160
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ESC/23/8 ESTDC St Mary's House, Eastbourne 6 March 2023 09:30 - 16:30
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Overcoming Overwhelm

Course details
Contact corporate.training@eastsussex.gov.uk
Target audience ESCC Staff
Subject Health and Wellbeing
Course description What is overwhelm and what causes it?  Being overwhelmed occurs when there is too much of something going on or we don’t have enough time to complete everything– we feel like we’re drowning or being buried.  This can happen for a number of reasons, but a feeling of too many things to do, too much work, too much work pressure and too many deadlines can be a major contributor.  Feeling overwhelmed has repercussions on the whole of our life. It can make us feel tired, interfere with our sleep and make it difficult for us to think rationally. These negative emotions can make it more difficult for your body to fight off infections and can have a physical effect with fatigue, neck and upper-back pain, for example. Add all this together and it can affect every area of life, impacting our social lives and relationships on top of the work challenges.  All these feelings distract us from being effective and efficient and that, in turn, leads to lowered ‘performance’ and sets up a vicious cycle dragging us further down. This can lead to procrastination (making things worse!) and creative avoidance – doing things that don’t really matter to distract ourselves or things that give us pleasure, putting off the real work further. 
Training objectives The course is made up of 2 sessions:  Session 1 
  • By eliminating any guilt or personal judgement around feelings of overwhelm, participants are better placed to find the solutions that work for them 
  • Understanding that our minds can work against or for us will encourage any changes in thought patterns / deeply held beliefs 
  • The recognition that they are not alone with their feelings also helps to dissipate feelings of anxiety and worry 
  • Having practical tips, tools and strategies at their disposal, participants will feel better empowered and confident to make the changes and adjustments that are right for them 
Session 2 
  • Participants will have a deeper understanding of their personal triggers and how their personality profile can impact their experience of stress 
  • They will have a practical appreciation of how their personality can support them in building resilience appropriately for their character 
  • They will be able to acknowledge the personal action they can choose to take in order to support themselves 
  • They will have an appreciation that not everyone thinks, reacts and behaves in the way they do 
  • Communication, with themselves and others, has the opportunity to be enhanced 
Learning outcomes This course offers a practical and experiential opportunity to understand, appreciate and acknowledge that different situations trigger people in different ways. What one person will find ‘easy’ another may find ‘challenging’ and adding to levels of stress.  Once we have an understanding of our personal ‘triggers’ we are then in a better position to find the solutions to manage our stress, our workloads, and find effective ways that enable us to feel more ‘in control’. 
Additional information Pre-course  Each participant will be sent a link to complete the online CORE Matrix questionnaire, this will take 10 - 15 minutes. Once completed each participant will be sent their full profile. 
Maximum places 20
Closing date 2 weeks ahead of course start date
Cost £120
Number of sessions 2
Course dates, venue and times
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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace

Course details
Contact corporate.training@eastsussex.gov.uk
Target audience ESCC Staff
Subject Health and Wellbeing
Course description ‘Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) in the Workplace’ is a two day accredited training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help their ESCC colleagues who may be experiencing poor mental health. The course covers how to support someone to access the resources they might need for recovery or successful management of symptoms. This could include self-help books or websites, accessing therapy services through their GP or place of work, online self-referral, support groups, and much more. What managers are agreeing to when approving their staff member’s attendance on this course:
  •  To releasing your staff member for the two day training course and any post training support sessions (an average of two sessions per year lasting approximately two hours each).
  • To releasing your staff member for related meetings and/or training (approximately 3 per year lasting approximately 90 minutes).
  • Allowing time to support colleagues when needed (often at short notice).
Training objectives You’ll learn to recognise warning signs of poor mental health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and provide first-level support to someone whilst keeping yourself safe.
Learning outcomes You will gain: An in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing. Practical skills to spot the triggers and sign of mental health issues Confidence to step in, reassure and support a colleague in distress. Enhanced interpersonal skills such as active, non-judgemental listening. Knowledge to help a colleague recover their health by guiding them to further support. Understanding of how to look after your own mental health and wellbeing and how to access support in undertaking your role as a mental health first aider
Additional information You will be sent a document detailing your commitments as a Mental Health First Aider. There will be some pre course work to complete if completing a remotely delivered version
Maximum places 12
Closing date 2 weeks ahead of start date
Cost £65
Number of sessions 2
Course dates, venue and times
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Mental Health Awareness

Course details
Contact corporate.training@eastsussex.gov.uk
Target audience ESCC Staff
Subject Health and Wellbeing
Course description This course will teach you to understand what mental health is, how to challenge stigma and common mental health issues.
Training objectives You will have an introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing. You will gain confidence to support others who may be experiencing mental health issues. The MHA course is delivered by a quality assured Instructor accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health, who are trained to keep people safe and supported while they learn.
Learning outcomes You will learn:
    • What mental health is and how to challenge stigma
    • Define mental health and some mental health issues
    • Understand factors that affect mental health
    • Ways to look after your own mental health and support wellbeing
  • Confidence to support someone who may be experiencing mental ill health
Additional information Course material will be posted to learners prior to the course starting. No pre-learning is required, all the learning is completed within the course.
Maximum places 12
Closing date 2 weeks ahead of start date
Cost £80
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ESC/23/26 ESTDC St Mary's House, Eastbourne 10 March 2023 09:30 - 13:30
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Midlife

Midlife Matters for Everyone

Course details
Contact corporate.training@eastsussex.gov.uk
Target audience All Users
Subject Health and Wellbeing
Course description A 90-minute session on how this can be the best time of our lives and how to support ourselves during the transition. 
Training objectives
  • What is midlife? (female and male) 
  • How does the lifecycle of hormones affect us
  • Looking after your well-being naturally, physically and emotionally 
Learning outcomes
  • Top tips for women: 
  • Potential experiences at menopause 
  • The low down on HRT 
  • Top tips for men: 
  • What to look out for in terms of health at midlife 
  • Conversations that count? 
  • Embracing midlife and the ‘Second Spring’ 
  • Reconnecting with values, meaning and purpose 
  • Next steps - Programmes currently on offer within ESCC 
Additional information
Maximum places 20
Closing date one day ahead of course start date
Cost £50
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ESC/23/551 ESTDC St Mary's House, Eastbourne 23 February 2023 9:30 - 11:00
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Supporting People During the Menopause and Midlife

Course details
Contact corporate.training@eastsussex.gov.uk
Target audience All users
Subject Health and Wellbeing
Course description A 90 minute session on how organisations, managers and team members can support colleagues experiencing the menopause and midlife transition 
Training objectives The business case: 
  • Stats to support the need for organisations to be aware of the professional impact of this life transition, both personally and organisationally 
The legal case: 
  • Employer’s responsibility and legal commitment to support staff 
What is the menopause? 
  • A brief description to put this life transition into perspective 
How might people present at work during this phase? 
  • Discussion and sharing information 
Learning outcomes Opening the conversation: 
  • How to ‘normalise’ the conversation for the benefit of all involved 
  • Taking action: What could you do as a result of this session: 
  • Personally? 
  • For the team? 
  • For the organisation? 
Additional information
Maximum places 20
Closing date one day ahead of course start date
Cost £50
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ESC/23/552 ESTDC St Mary's House, Eastbourne 23 February 2023 11:30 - 13:00
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The Menopause Demystified

Course details
Contact corporate.training@eastsussex.gov.uk
Target audience ESCC Staff
Subject Health and Wellbeing
Course description Are you curious about how the menopause can affect you?  Would you like to understand this part of your life, know how to manage it and be confident with your choices?  This three and a half-hour online session is aimed at those going through the menopause and offers information and tips to understand the process and emerge stronger. 
Training objectives
  • Menopause questionnaire 
  • Potential experiences and impact of the menopause 
  • Katie’s story 
  • Sharing experiences and how to thrive 
  • What is the menopause? 
  • Explanation of female hormones, what they do and the impact at menopause 
  • The life cycle of female hormones explained 
  • Misdiagnosis: what can happen and why 
  • Difference between medical and natural menopause explained 
  • HRT in detail 
  • Routes of delivery explained with preferred option(s) discussed 
  • The different types of hormones within HRT and who needs which ones 
  • HRT and breast cancer: Let’s look at the facts 
  • The latest research and information shared 
  • Non-medical support options 
  • Nutrition:  
  • What constitutes the ‘right’ eating plan? 
  • What should we, ideally, avoid and why 
  • Supplements: 
  • Which ones are worth considering? 
  • Which ones might be a waste of money? 
  • Which ones are fairly essential? 
  • Physical and emotional wellbeing: 
  • How to look after our bodies through, and beyond, the menopause 
  • How to maintain our emotional wellbeing and keep our equilibrium 
  • Alternative therapies 
  • Why, and how, this can be one of the most potent times of life!
Learning outcomes You will be offered information, advice and support and will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. The workshop is run with full confidentiality in a safe space with absolutely no obligation to share anything you choose not to. 
Additional information
Maximum places 20
Closing date one day before course start date
Cost £80
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
ESC/23/18 ESTDC St Mary's House, Eastbourne 14 February 2023 09:30 - 13:00
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