Welcome to this blog about exploring some of the things Rosie Bartlett, founder and Principal Consultant has observed while delivering mental health training. The programs delivered have ranged from courses such as Mental Health First Aid which focuses on identification and early intervention of mental illness, to proactive mental fitness and stress management and self-care initiatives in the workplace. We would love to hear your thoughts and feedback hello@mindseyetraining.com.au   1. Some organisations get it and others don’t Like some really don’t…. Even the really big ones that should. A perfect example is when I delivered training in two large organisations in direct competition – Let’s call them organisation A and Organisation Z. Both courses were filled with high-level execs.  Organisation A…

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This is the fourth and final post in the series. Click to read Part 1, Part 2 and Part three here 7. A lot of people are fixers Being a fixer is great in the business sense. Someone comes to you with a problem and you help them fix it and you move on. Great! But we humans are complex beings who can’t always be fixed. Consider for a moment that someone might just want validation that they are allowed to feel like they do, or even empathy about how crappy their situation is. By trying to fix we: Are often trying to fix a problem we haven’t heardMake a heck load of assumptionsAssume someone wants/there is a solution to…

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This is the third post in the series. Click to read Part 1 and Part 2 here 5. People worry about ‘overstepping the line’ One of my key things I drum into my participants is the need to get curious. Yet so many people I meet are scared to ask the right questions because they believe they are meddling or overstepping a line into someone’s personal life. Let me be clear – Getting curious is a pathway to trust and shows you really care about the person and their situation. Now obviously there is curiosity and there is curiosity. The former is asking specific questions to learn more about the person and their individual situation so offer the appropriate emotional…

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This is a four part series. Did you miss part 1? 3. It is up to the workplace to create a culture of wellbeing conversations I had a participant in my course the other day look at me and say ‘As a manager If I were to try and casually approach one of my team, they would know something was up and would think it was weird. How do you overcome that?’ I smiled and gave him a wink and replied ‘that one is on you my friend’. Confused Participant: How is it on me? Me: If the only time you are checking in with your team is when they are not performing or you have concerns, how do you…

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During a lockdown or a Covid outbreak, the one thing as a leader you can’t provide to your team is certainty. Certainty about how long it will go on for, what impact this may have on the wider organisation or whether they (or you) will still have a job. The unknown on the back of uncertainty is a perfect storm for mental health turmoil. Perhaps you have seen an essential worker who doesn’t want to potentially be exposed to the virus, but feels pressured to go to work. Or maybe someone you know works in retail and is facing panic buying and aggressive customers. Or possibly a friend who runs a small local business which is paralysed by the pandemic.…

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Welcome to part one of a four part series exploring some of the things Rosie Bartlett, founder and Principal Consultant has observed while delivering mental health training. The programs delivered have ranged from courses such as Mental Health First Aid which focuses on identification and early intervention of mental illness, to proactive mental fitness and stress management and self care initiatives in the workplace. We would love to hear your thoughts and feedback hello@mindseyetraining.com.au   1. Some organisations get it and others don’t Like some really don’t…. Even the really big ones that should. A perfect example is when I delivered training in two large organisations in direct competition – Let’s call them organisation A and Organisation Z. Both courses were…

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