PSYCHED Mental Health
Psyched's goal is to promote better mental health in workplaces across Cork city, an initiative which we hope will result in more understanding and reduced stigma towards mental illness in our wider community. We are delighted to offer this online workshop in Mental Health Promotion Training, particularly aimed at students who are also employees working in varying workplaces across Cork and beyond.
Why get Psyched?
Just like our physical health, our mental health can vary from day to day. While understanding of the importance of good mental health is growing, stigma still exists around episodes of poor mental health. Learning about mental health in the workplace helps to develop working environments that are supportive, nurturing and open to growth and change. This workshop will also focus on challenges faced by employees whilst returning to face to face work environments, looks at the importance of 5 ways to Wellbeing in maintaining your mental health and wellbeing and much more.
“The failure to prevent, recognise and treat mental health problems in the workplace has an impact on employers, employees and their families, and the community generally.” (WHO, 2005, p. 19; tradingeconomics.com, 2015).
1. To stimulate conversations in the workplace leading to a better understanding of mental health
2. To encourage employers to engage with staff to promote and foster mental health in the workplace by setting goals for positive improvement
3. To celebrate commitment, good practice and innovation in mental health promotion in the workplace through participation in the 2021 Psyched Awards
Together with and for Community
PSYCHED focuses on promoting mental wellbeing via the workplace. It is led by a Steering Group with HSE representatives including from Cork Healthy Cities and Healthy Ireland programmes, from UCC School of Public Health and from both Cork City and County Council.
UCC Community Week: This event is part of UCC Community Week 2021. During Community Week, staff and students across the university come together with community and public sector partners to host community focussed events and activities. The week long programme of events celebrates UCC as a civically engaged university.