Attention HR and people managers:
This is the most important part of your job, but we know that you don't have the time to spend on it...
Aurora Co Founders

  ANGEL of Wellbeing for People Managers

Thursday 16th January 2020, Tebay Services Hotel, Penrith, Cumbria

Melanie Kinsella, HR Business Partner at DVSA

These ladies presented at our recent CIPD Wellbeing event in Cumbria and were inspirational, authentic and thought provoking - would highly recommend!
If you care about your people but don't feel qualified to deal with some of the mental health or wellbeing issues that come up at work, and it's starting to affect your confidence as a manager, or your team's productivity or morale
...then this workshop is for you.
ANGEL of Wellbeing for Managers
Thursday 16th January 2020, Tebay Services Hotel, Penrith, Cumbria
The Aurora Angel of Wellbeing® workshop for people managers will show you:
  • Why mental health and wellbeing is the single most important yet overlooked factor in unlocking your people's potential.
  • ​How to look after your own mental health and wellbeing while you are taking care of others.
  • ​How to support your team members so that they develop self-resilience and take responsibility for their own mental wellbeing.
  • ​How to incorporate wellbeing into your one to ones without coming across as unhelpful or insensitive.
Mental Health: The Facts
Mental health, wellbeing, staff retention and productivity are all hot buzzwords right now. But what do they actually mean? They mean that the overall employee experience at work matters, and here's why.

Companies that prioritize a great employee experience enjoy:

Forward thinking companies are changing the way they think about workplace wellbeing. They're beginning to shift away from reactive management of sickness absence and reduced productivity to proactive approaches to prevention through promoting wellbeing at work.

What most companies do when facing mental health and wellbeing challenges in the workplace is to rely on traditional Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) or encouraging the individual concerned to visit their doctor. But for a lot of people struggling with common mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression or stress, this approach is simply...ineffective.

  • It feels like another hoop to jump through for the very people who don't have the energy to jump.
  • They don't feel that their problem is "that bad" yet.
  • ​They don't feel comfortable or able to pick up the phone or make the appointment.
  • ​They worry that it might affect their career or how they are perceived at work.

So what do you do? As a manager, you can't force them to contact their doctor or a therapist, but if you do nothing then the situation will only worsen. Either your good people will leave because they feel unsupported, or you end up with such significant performance issues that your formerly good employee must now be managed carefully out of your business, taking all their knowledge, expertise and experience with them.

Thursday 16th January 2020, Tebay Services Hotel, Penrith, Cumbria
I know this because it happened to me...
I was 37 when I had my first real panic attack. Of course it didn't happen overnight. It started with a little bit of worry everyday. Seemingly reasonable concerns that anyone might have about their job; how was I perceived at work? Was I doing well enough? At some point those worries grew bigger and the negative voices in my head got louder. It started to spill outside the work box into other areas of my life; what if he doesn't love me anymore? What if they don't think I'm a good mother? But I still didn't want to worry anybody so I kept quiet, desperate for them not to find out. Pretty soon I was having difficulty sleeping and was waking up in the night to that soundtrack in my head reminding me of all the terrible things that could happen.  

I thought it was a phase, that it would pass. I thought that if I just tried harder, worked harder, that it would all get better.  I was nervous and irritable at home, but cool and collected at work. I snapped irrationally at my kids at times and my partner struggled to put me at ease. I did have good days where I would laugh and joke and smile and play, but even then the black thoughts were never far away. Anxiety was like the school bully living inside my head. I was scared that if anyone found out what I was thinking that they'd laugh, or even worse, they'd agree. So the fear fed the secrecy and the secrecy fed the fear in a self-perpetuating loop of despair. And I felt trapped, like this was how life always was and always would be.

Ngozi Weller, Co Founder Aurora Wellness

"Having struggled with work related anxiety and depression myself, I know what you’re going through. I also know that you can come through it stronger and better than ever. Let me show you how."

I was eventually diagnosed with work related stress, anxiety and depression and was signed off work. After nearly 12 months on sick leave I resigned, ending a 16 year career with a prestigious global oil company. But it wasn't because my manager was a bad person. He was a good man who wanted to help, but didn't know how beyond saying 'the right thing'. And why should he? He wasn't qualified.

That's where Aurora can help.
We know that communication is the key to developing effective wellbeing strategies that work. Without having meaningful discussions with your people, your most valuable resource, you risk relying on gimmicky wellness solutions that do nothing to address the underlying wellbeing concerns.

...beanbags and yoga mats anyone 🧘🏻?!

ANGEL of Wellbeing for Managers
Thursday 16th January 2020, Tebay Services Hotel, Penrith, Cumbria

Our workshop is different. We communicate clearly and concisely exactly how individuals can take responsibility for their own mental health and wellbeing, within the context of this busy modern world.

We have adapted the excellent evidence based research conducted by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) government-backed 'Foresight Project on Mental Capital and Wellbeing' to develop a pragmatic approach to wellbeing. And it works! We have successfully delivered our ANGEL workshops to several companies across a variety of sectors.
Here's what they had to say...
 "Our staff found the session really helpful and opened their minds to new ways of thinking and working. As this session was part of our Wellness Week, Aurora's workshop turned out to be the highlight of the week for most of the team. I would definitely recommend working with Ngozi and Obehi, both very experienced, professional and down to earth women. Let's do it again sometime!"

Emma Dean

"I was introduced to them by chance, but how lucky were we to meet the Aurora team!  They are passionate about improving people's lives and have built a beautifully simple and incredibly practical model to increase personal wellbeing.  They have linked their work to individual and organisational benefits.  Aurora is inspiring in how they tell their own story and facilitate others' to map their own journey to increased wellbeing."

Caroline Wynn

Karen Walls Associates

About Your Facilitators

Aurora Wellness was founded in 2017 by management training consultant Ngozi Weller and her cousin, psychologist and stress management coach Obehi Alofoje, to fight back against the modern epidemic of common health disorders. 

With combined experience of over 25 years in business management and helping people overcoming mental health issues, we are uniquely placed to both understand and meet your employees’ wellbeing needs.

About The Venue

Tebay Services Hotel, near Orton, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 3SB
tel: 01539 624351

Surrounded by dramatic Cumbrian fells and set on the edge of both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. Whether you’re staying the night, stopping for a taste of local food in our Restaurant, or hosting a meeting, you’ll find our tranquil and secluded location is convenient, just off the M6 motorway at Tebay Services.

Finally, it's your turn!
By attending the Aurora workshop
on Thursday 16th January 2020, Tebay Services Hotel, Penrith, Cumbria
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ANGEL of Wellbeing for Managers
You will get the key to:
  • Practical strategies that you can implement immediately to improve your personal wellbeing without compromising your lifestyle.
  • ​Sharing your stories and successes with your team in a way that encourages them to model your good wellbeing practises.
  • ​Knowing how to have meaningful conversations about mental health and where to signpost for additional support.
It all comes as part of the half-day (choice of am or pm), fun and interactive workshop which covers:
  • ​What wellbeing is and why you should care.
  • ​The three stages of burnout.
  • ​The Five Ways of Wellbeing.
  • ​Having meaningful conversations around mental health & wellbeing with your teams
You have a choice to make

Either do what you've always done or worse, do nothing at all...
Take action and join our transformational ANGEL of Wellbeing® for Managers workshop to finally learn how to support your staff with their wellbeing.

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