12:30 – 13:30 – Thursday 4 August 2022
Online Via Teams
Over the Bloody Moon is a leading menopause consultancy who will talk to us about the menopause transition and how you can better support colleagues or a partner. Lesley is here today to help managers feel more confident and equipped to support those negatively impacted by menopause. By being more aware of the signs, we can help others join the dots and respond in an appropriate and empathetic way.
Please email the Wellness Working Group if you would like a link to the event: firstname.lastname@example.org
During this fully guided tour, you will visit the State Apartments of Speaker’s House, the rarely seen part of the Palace of Westminster where the Speaker conducts official business and resides. You will discover the history and traditions of the role of the Speaker and see the magnificent artworks on display, including a unique set of 46 portraits of Speakers through the years, dating back to the 16th Century.
For full details please visit: https://ukparliament.seetickets.com/timeslot/the-state-apartments-of-speaker-s-house-tour
Following the recent publication of the Best Practice Guide on Whistleblowing (guidance for MPs as employers). The Members’ HR Team would like to invite you to join them for one of the upcoming familiarisation sessions that will provide information that sets out the way in which employees may raise a whistleblowing concern and how those concerns should be addressed.
The session will cover:
- What is considered as a whistleblowing concern
- How a whistleblowing disclosure is raised
- The legal protection and requirements under whistleblowing law
- The practical steps that should be taken to ensure a fair and thorough investigation
30 June, 9.30am https://parliament.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=5192
28 July, 9.30am https://parliament.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=5193
Thursday 26th May – 10am – 11am
Living life to the Full (LLTTF) is one of the UK’s most popular wellbeing resources, and is widely recommended in health, social care and charity settings. A free access site at www.llttf.com provides online wellbeing skills, and courses to help those living with stress and low mood, long-term physical health problems including long-covid, new parents and others. It helps people to understand their feelings, and learn key life skills based on the popular and evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approach.
Award-winning author Professor Chris Williams, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Glasgow, and twice past-President of BABCP – the lead body for CBT in the UK, will give an overview of the resources, and how they can be used to support your constituents, your families, friends and ourselves. Dr Williams is also Director of Five Areas Ltd which has developed a range of widely recommended wellbeing resources. He is an award-winning author and his books, classes and websites are widely used in the UK, Ireland, and North America. The free-access www.llttf.com life skills course is the most recommended CBT product in NHS England IAPT services and mental health trusts (Bennion et al, 2017 BMJ Open). His work has been translated into Somali, French, Chinese, Italian, Urdu, Ukrainian and Romanian, as well as six other languages. Contact details for Professor Williams are below.
To register for the meeting, please email email@example.com
Do you know how to support your own mental health and that of your team? Have you seen an increase in the number of constituents and colleagues who are presenting with mental health concerns and would you know where to signpost them if you needed to?
Organised by Tracey Crouch MP and the Members’ Services Team, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England will be hosting a taster morning in Attlee Suite from 9am-1pm on 19 May 2022 to explore what you need to support yours and others’ mental health and wellbeing.
See here for full details: https://intranet.parliament.uk/business-news/news-current-issues/news/2022/may/mental-health-first-aid-drop-in-session-for-members-and-members-staff/
Tuesday 8 March, 1.30 – 2.30pm
Book your place via ACT here
For this session we will be joined by Rachel Winder who will discuss her own experiences of Autism and talk about the differences between Autistic and the Predominant Neuro-Type (non-autistic brains).
You may find it interesting ahead of the session to read the National strategy for autistic children, young people and adults: 2021 to 2026
Rachel’s educational TikTok platform can be found here https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMLrsY3jf/
You can now book a one-hour, fully-accessible tour of the State Apartments of the Speaker’s House, which includes the Grand Staircase, the Crimson Drawing Room, the State Dining Room, and the State Bedroom. The tour starts and finishes in Westminster Hall which you are welcome to explore afterwards.
See here for full details and booking: https://ukparliament.seetickets.com/timeslot/the-state-apartments-of-speaker-s-house-tour
To mark Time to Talk day this year, we will be running a series of events from Thursday 3 February. Over five days we will hear from colleagues across Parliament, who will share their experience of living with a mental health problem.
Join our Time to Talk Day campaign and let’s start talking about mental health:
- Thursday 3: Anxiety. Online live session, 10.30-11am
- Friday 4: Burnout. Blog Post
- Monday 7: Depression. Online live session, 10.30-11am and Blog Post.
- Tuesday 8: Bulimia. Online live session,10.30-11am
- Wednesday 9: Having conversations about mental health. Online live session, 10.30-11am.
To sign-up email PHWS@parliament.uk or visit the H&W Learning Hub.
If you are on the Estate tomorrow (Thursday 3 February 2022), come and visit our Wellbeing Stall in Portcullis House Atrium to find out more about the wellbeing services available
Thursday 20th January at 2pm
Hope Virgo is an Author, Founder of #DumpThe Scales Campaign and a multi award winning international leading advocate for people with eating disorders as well as being a recognised media spokesperson, having appeared on various platforms including BBC Newsnight, Victoria Derbyshire, Good Morning Britain, Sky News and BBC News.
For four years, Hope managed to keep her eating disorder hidden, keeping dark secrets from friends and family. But then, on 17th November 2007, Hope’s world changed forever. She was admitted to a mental health hospital. Her skin was yellowing, her heart was failing, she was barely recognizable. Forced to leave her family and friends, the hospital became her home. Over the next year, at her lowest ebb, Hope faced the biggest challenge of her life. She had to find the courage to beat her anorexia.
In today’s session you will hear a harrowing but inspiring story of recovery, get practical advice on how to manage your wellbeing and know how to talk to those around you who may be impacted by eating disorders.
To register for this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org