This autumn, the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) is focusing on wellbeing and mental health with a number of free events for its members.
Covid has highlighted the need to support people through testing and challenging times and the free events, which are open to anyone working for an ACE or EIC member, are designed to not only help organisations develop an effective approach to mental health and wellbeing, but ensure staff are taking the time to care for themselves.
On Wednesday 6 October, ACE North West is hosting a practical session on how to build awareness, look after people and encourage conversations around mental health and wellbeing. Hear from Liggy Webb, an award-winning and bestselling author, Jake Young, research associate at the CIPD and Martin Lockham of Mates in Mind, a construction-based charity.
ACE has teamed up with training and development specialists Accelerator to provide two workshops. These practical sessions on building resilience on Monday 11 October and stress on Wednesday 3 November, will provide attendees with the tangible advice and support for their own wellbeing, as well as increasing wellbeing across their own organisations.
Thanks to ACE's partnership with Accelerator, the workshop sessions are totally free – offering a saving of more than £500 per person, per session – and are open to anyone working for an ACE or EIC member. Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.
Commenting on the wellbeing programme of events, ACE’s director of people, skills and culture, Claire Clifford, said: “Mental health and wellbeing should be the number one topic for leaders this winter. The effects of pandemic, lockdown and intense remote working will be felt for months to come.
“Make sure your organisation is best prepared by attending these events, while also making sure you give yourself the time to focus on your own wellbeing. These events are also a great opportunity to invite colleagues, or even attend as part of a team exercise.”