GUS POYET AND KEVIN GEORGE at soccology mental health event for pro direct academy and community staff

GUS POYET AND KEVIN GEORGE at soccology mental health event for pro direct academy and community staff

Why mental health at work?

From Premier League Footballers to corporate workers, performance at work is affected by the same things. They are, pressures of the job and the personal life of the performer, skills and knowledge have been obtained but a person’s mental state governs everything they do. Thousands of pounds and thousands of hours are spent on training and studying for a profession, yet well-being and state management are not part of the syllabus.

(The cost of mental illness) "Per employee, per year - Public sector: as much as £1,878, Private sector: as much as £1,481." - Health Assured

Mental health affects our performance as people and as professionals, mental ill-health can have us being a fraction of ourselves and being mentally healthy can have us performing as multiples of ourselves.

Organisations that prioritise their staff’s emotional health not only see a positive change in performance, they see a positive change in attitude. Staff will be more likely to want to be at work, work passed contracted hours and stay at the company.

Kevin george and gus poyet at soccology mental health event for pro direct academy and community staff

Kevin george and gus poyet at soccology mental health event for pro direct academy and community staff

What we do?

Our Mental Health at Work Programme creates awareness of mental health across the spectrum, and develops the ability to identify feelings, connect with feelings, sit with uncomfortable feelings and work towards desired feelings.

The Mental Health at Work Programme covers -

  • Mental Health Spectrum

  • Uniqueness of Mental Health

  • Managing Pressure and Stress

  • The Pros and Cons of Anxiety

  • Wellness Activities

The points we cover are fundamental for performance because training staff on leadership, communication and other social skills they must be well within themselves. For example leading and communicating is less about direction and tonality, and more about connection, calibration and self confidence.

The Mental Health at Work Programme can include -

  • Programmes are delivered as professional development (CPD) with staff receiving an accredited LCFE Level 1 and Level 2 certificate in Mental Health Awareness.

  • Away day packages that include facilitation at the England training ground (St George’s Park) and speakers from the highest level of the football world.

How?

  • Mental health themes will be covered via the arts and football.

  • Work will be carried in the form of discussion, role play, quizzes, team activities, debates and videos.

For enquiries please click here