Preventative Health
Corporate Services

Services

Preventative health focusses on education and training to create working environments where individuals are pro-actively empowered to manage their own health, safety and wellbeing.  Our preventative health services provides clients with the flexible approach of both face-to-face and digital delivery, enabling access to all employees.

Vita Health Group provides a range of workshops and digital training modules which improve the health, safety and well-being of employees.  All courses are designed and delivered by expert trainers and clinicians, underpinned by current research and evidence-based practice.  A flexible, bespoke and innovative approach to the delivery of our training ensures engagement and effective return on investment.  To minimise time and travel costs, all face-to-face training is delivered at our client’s location.

Our workshops address the most common causes of employee ill health and work absence including stress, anxiety, depression, and musculoskeletal disorders.  We also provide specialist training for employees and managers on  topics such as suicide, trauma, bullying and harassment, work-life balance and how to effectively manage change.

  • We deliver over 2,000 workshops each year
  • Our average satisfaction score is 9/10

Mental Health Awareness at Work for Employees

This workshop provides an overview of common mental health problems and provides delegates with an understanding of factors which influence mental health and clearly outlines pathways for accessing appropriate support and treatment.  Delegates gain the tools they need to help support and talk to colleagues and loved ones, and take practical steps to improve their own well-being.

Mental Health Awareness at Work for Managers

This workshop is similar to Mental Health Awareness at Work for Employees, but has a focus on the roles and responsibilities of being a manager in relation to mental health.  It explores in more depth the need to attend mental health as a manager and reduce stigma, and provides delegates with the tools needed to become a mental health advocate.  Delegates are taught how to support, and talk to team members with their mental health difficulties, and to provide pathways for accessing appropriate support and treatment.

Advanced Mental Health Awareness at Work

In the same way that a physical first aider can provide immediate support, Vita Health Group’s Advanced Mental Health Awareness at Work course provides the tools for delegates to offer the same support for someone who’s in psychological distress.

 

This workshop consolidates the knowledge gained through attending either the Employee, or Manager Mental Health Awareness at Work workshops and helps delegates to be able to identify the early warning signs, and engage with colleagues showing signs of distress.  Delegates receive guidance and the practical skills to be able reduce the risk of situations becoming escalated, and become confident to seek and handover to external organisations, such as the police or ambulance services.

Suicide Risk

This is a bespoke, 3.5 hour workshop that explores the incidence and complex nature of suicide.  Delegates will recognise key factors that increase the risk of suicide, and help individuals to identify the signs and engage with a colleague showing signs of distress. The course offers practical advice to support at risk employees and signpost individuals to relevant clinical pathways, or make the informed decision to call for appropriate emergency services to intervene. Key aspects of how and what to report during an incident process are reviewed and explores ‘Duty of Care’ and boundaries to involvement.

Note that this course is restricted to individuals who have already completed the Mental Health Awareness Training for Managers, or the Advanced mental Health Awareness at Work Workshop.

Trauma Focussed Resilience Training

These specialist training courses have been designed specifically to help employees who encounter disturbing or traumatic events or materials as part of their work.  These courses combine a 3.5 hour workshop with three follow-up coaching calls at 6 weeks, 6 months, and 12 months.  Vita Health Group offers two versions of this training, one for employees and another for managers.

Employee Training:

This workshop is designed to increase understanding of how people can be personally affected by their work, and dispel the myth of professional detachment.  Delegates will understand the importance of seeking peer support, and explore what practical steps can be taken to avoid becoming overwhelmed by their work.

 

Managers Training:

This workshop provides both information and practical solutions to help managers identify and react appropriately to increasing stress levels and distress amongst their employees.  These workshops build upon managers’ existing skills, promoting dialogue with colleagues and engagement with psychological theories.

Mindfullness

It can be easy to rush through life without stopping to notice much.

Paying more attention to the present moment, to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you can improve your mental wellbeing.

 

Vita Health Group have developed a unique, unbiased and evidence based 2 hour workshop.  The evidence that underpins mindfulness is explored, and delegates become familiar with the rationale for mindfulness practice. Delegates are taught and have the opportunity to practice several different mindfulness techniques that can be used both at home and in the workplace.

Building Resilience Positive Strategies for Stress

No one is immune to stress, and we can all experience and exhibit the signs of stress in different ways.  Building resilience increases the ability to recover quickly from setbacks and adversity; resilient people stay committed and increase their efforts when ‘the going gets tough’.  This 2 hour, interactive workshop is designed to help delegates understand what stress is, to recognise their own triggers, and to become more resilient to the pressures and adversities in today’s workforce.

Stress and Resilience Training

This is a more in-depth, 3.5 hour course that pays particular attention to the theoretical underpinnings of stress and resilience.  It explores what they are, and how to recognise their signs and symptoms.  Delegates learn strategies to enable them to effectively cope with stress by developing resilience.  During this course, a range of different practical techniques that can be used at home and at work are explored and practiced to help develop and maintain resilience.

Work Life Balance

The aim of this 2 hour workshop is to take an holistic approach to well-being, stimulate thinking and discuss a range of work-life balance aspects.  Delegates will explore their personal ‘choices’ in life to help identify what could be done to achieve a more healthy work-life balance.  Work-life balance is a complex and highly personal topic, but through facilitated discussions and activities, this workshop can provide a range of useful tools and techniques for participants.

Bullying and Harassment

This 2 hour course has been developed for employees and managers, and aims to help employers implement a culture free from bullying and harassment.  Delegates will become familiar with key terminology and concepts and recognise why and how bullying and harassment needs to be addressed in the modern-day workplace.  Case studies are used to highlight key points and generate group discussion and debate, and delegates will also get the opportunity to reflect on their own behaviour in an attempt to identify if they may have been perceived as a bully.

Managing Change

This 2 hour workshop provides delegates with effective strategies to successfully manage change, and can be tailored to have an emphasis on either employees or managers.  This workshop is specifically designed to be attended during times of organisational change, and helps delegates improve their confidence by increasing their understanding of the change process and how best to manage their personal reactions, or if a manager, the reactions of their team(s).

Managing Difficult Conversations

The aim of this 2 hour workshop is for delegates to be able to handle difficult conversations in a confident manner, whether these are with team members, other colleagues, or customers.  The workshop can be focussed on a specific type of difficult conversation, such as return to work interviews, or dealing with vulnerable customers, or simply general topics that managers are experiencing difficulties with.  One of the key benefits of this workshop is that it allows delegates to practice new skills in a safe and supportive environment.  It is highly interactive and is most effective when delegates are prepared to share past experiences and to experiment with new strategies and skills.

Manual Handling

The aim of this 3.5 hour workshop is to teach delegates how to apply safe and efficient manual handling techniques in a real-life work environment.  A significant emphasis is placed on how employees can take responsibility to improve their own health, safety and well-being by improving their lifestyle, and how to prevent or manage musculoskeletal disorders.  During the workshop delegates are provided with the opportunity to complete a ‘Mini-MOT’ to assess their strength and flexibility, and learn how these can be improved to prevent musculoskeletal disorders.  All of our manual handling workshops are tailored specifically to our client’s needs and their workforce.

 

We ensure that we reiterate our client’s health and safety policies, and during the hour long practical activity, replicate typical work tasks in a live yet controlled environment.  All of our trainers are either chartered physiotherapists, or rehabilitation therapists.  As expert clinicians, they’re able to optimise manual handling techniques for employees with a variety of different capabilities, including those with pre-existing musculoskeletal conditions.  As a key focus of this workshop is for employees to take responsibility for their own health, safety and wellbeing, employees are taught how to set effective ‘SMART’ goals, and overcome common barriers that might prevent their goals being achieved.

Sales Office Working

This 3.5 hour workshop teaches delegates how to prevent and manage musculoskeletal disorders and stress; the two most significant risk factors for office-based work.   Delegates learn how to assess and optimise their own workstation through a combination of theoretical, problem-based learning scenarios, and practical activities.  Delegates are offered the opportunity to complete a ‘Mini-MOT’ to assess their strength and flexibility, and learn how these can be improved to prevent work related musculoskeletal disorders.  All of these workshops are delivered by chartered physiotherapists and rehabilitation therapists as they’re experts at identifying and reducing postural risk factors associated with office-based work.  This workshops also helps employers fulfil their health and safety obligations, and can prevent unnecessary costs often associated with external and independent workstation (DSE) assessments.

Webinars

Vita Health Group are able to deliver fully interactive, live webinars across a range of different topics.  All of our webinars are tailored to our client’s specific needs, and can range from 30 minutes to 2 hours. Our webinars can be used as stand-alone training, or used in conjunction with face-to-face workshops to help consolidate learning.  We’re able to provide insightful webinar data including who registered and attended the event, how attentive participants were, what questions were posed, and responses to live polls. Webinars can also be recorded so that they can be viewed again at a later date.