A sell-out workshop on emotional resilience, organised by leading regional law firm, Howes Percival is expected to raise over £900 for the Milton Keynes Community Foundation, which will be given to local charities and projects dealing with health and emotional wellbeing issues.
The interactive workshop, entitled ‘Building Your Emotional Resilience’, was designed for HR professionals and those responsible for wellbeing in the workplace. Julian Hall, an emotional resilience specialist from Calm People, lead the workshop which focussed on helping delegates understand the factors which make up their emotional resilience and providing them with strategies and tactics for changing their relationship with stress.
Delegates were charged an entrance fee to attend the sold-out event at the Holiday Inn Express Milton Keynes. Julian Hall donated his time and all proceeds will be passed on to the Milton Keynes Community Foundation to distribute to charities and projects in the local area dealing with mental health issues.
Commenting on the event, Simon DeMaid, a partner and employment law expert at Howes Percival said,
“Long working hours, a lack of work-life balance and the demands of working in a high-pressure environment can cause mental health issues or aggravate a pre-existing condition. While open discussion about mental health issues has become easier in the last few years, there’s still a stigma attached, leaving many employees fearful of talking about their problems within the workplace and many managers ill-equipped to deal with such issues.
“We were very pleased by the fantastic response that this event attracted and, that we could help raise money for good causes. We’d like to extend a big thank you to Julian Hall for donating his time. We hope the workshop not only helped delegates boost their own wellbeing and resilience but helped equip them with the knowledge to better support wellbeing within their workforce.”
More information about Howes Percival’s Employment and HR services can be found here.
Photo caption (left to right): Julian Hall, Calm People; Natalie Jordan, Milton Keynes Community Foundation; Simon DeMaid, Howes Percival.