The demands of the modern workplace are many and varied.
From email and meeting overload to the challenges of juggling home and work responsibilities, it’s easy to see how people become overwhelmed and stressed. This can have an impact on teamwork, relationships and productivity.
The Stevenson and Farmer review – Thriving at Work – published in the UK in October 2017, highlighted the need for employers to do more to support the mental health and wellbeing of their staff.
When the review was published, the Prime Minister said that the civil service would implement the recommendations, leading the way for businesses and organisations across the country.
The Thriving at Work vision states that:
‘Every one of us will have the knowledge, tools and confidence to understand and look after our own mental health and the mental health of those around us’.
Here at Fresh Air Fridays, we provide exactly this through our proven programmes.
Fresh Air for Business can be run for individuals from different teams or as a team building activity. During the programme we’ll explore a variety of themes, from the importance of ‘Filling Yourself Up First’ to stretching our ‘Comfort Zones’ and deciding who we want in ‘Our Team’.
Through these themes the programme teaches simple tools and techniques that support mental and emotional wellbeing. It encourages personal responsibility and development, develops resilience and helps people to live and work with greater purpose and joy.
Fresh Air for Leaders is designed specifically for business leaders, providing time and space to think. Its aim is to equip leaders with the tools they need to look after themselves and enable them to lead their teams even more effectively.
‘The only thing that is constant is change.’ (Heraclitus)
We know that one of the key challenges for leaders everywhere is the effective management of change.
Supporting leaders and their teams through change is something we’re passionate about here at Fresh Air Fridays and we’d like to share our experiences with you. Here you’ll find our story and a link to our free guide – Thriving Through Change.
We decided to pilot fresh air coaching for a number of reasons including improving productivity, well-being and exposing willing volunteers to a range of tools and techniques that would help them in the workplace and in their personal life. The results were amazing all the participants were able to provide hard evidence of how the course had made a difference and gave a presentation to our executive team on outcomes and impact.
…. the course was a success and has led to a significant change in mind set and attitude amongst those involved. These are some of the most impressive results I have seen from a course in my career and I am confident that any business would benefit from fresh air coaching.Angela Lewis