Mind Over Matter ... and Mountains! Presented by The Oakridge Centre

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Special Guest | Guest Speaker | Essential Information | Practical Solutions | Mental Health Awareness | Connecting with Nature | All Welcome

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Just after Mental Health Awareness Week (10 - 16 May 2021) please join fellow business professionals for an interesting and informative event discussing the importance of mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

'Connecting with Nature' is the theme for Mental Health Week 2021 and we challenge you to find a more qualified person than our special guest to share on this fascinating topic.

Special Guest

Alex Staniforth – the Adversity Adventurer

Having suffered with depression, anxiety and bulimia as an endurance athlete Alex Staniforth now shares his experiences to help others, especially men, talk openly about their struggles and seek help.

"My first attempt to climb Everest in 2014 ended in disaster with an avalanche which tragically killed sixteen people and cancelled the expedition. In 2015 I returned when our team were trapped on the mountain .... as a huge earthquake struck Nepal and devastated the country, whilst taking the lives of three team-mates at base camp."

Alex will open the event and explain that even though sometimes we cannot always see the top of the mountain (whatever our mountains might be e.g. work, relationships, health etc) by taking small steps we can go further than we ever imagined possible.

Alex is only 25 years old!

+ Please note+ During the event we will be fundraising for Mind Over Mountains, a mental health charity, co-founded by Alex, that helps people restore mental well-being naturally through outdoor experiences.

Guest Speaker

Lisa Ellis - Senior Associate, The Oakridge Centre

Lisa has been a qualified Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) instructor since 2018 and is an associate member of The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CPID), amongst numerous other accomplishments.

During her presentation Lisa will be looking at:

  • Signs & Symptoms of Stress – what we can look out for in others, with a focus on how we do this in the virtual world, as well as face to face
  • Stress Signatures - being mindful of our own stress signature
  • The Stress Container Tool – understanding how we experience stress and how to address our stress levels
  • Coping Strategies – with a specific focus on those that link back to nature

Lisa provides down-to-earth advice and practical solutions for everyone to use and will be happy to answer your questions too.

The Oakridge Centre team look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues for an insightful, interesting and informative morning.

See you then.

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