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From workshops and webinars - to walking and wellbeing sessions 

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This page lists all our free health, wellbeing, equality and diversity training available for staff - along with other health and wellbeing events you can take part in. You can have a look at what's available each month by scrolling down each section.  Past training and event information is still available to view in the related content section at the bottom of the page.

To register to attend please just click the sign-up link provided. 

We work in partnership with several providers to deliver our training - so it could be delivered online or in person. Please check the details when registering.  All training courses delivered meet our Equality Outcomes, Healthy Working Lives programme and Health and Wellbeing initiatives.

This page will be regularly updated as training sessions become available. 

May 2024

DATE, TIME AND SIGN UP

TRAINING and EVENTS

Tuesday 7 May

Bookable 15 min slots available  throughout the day from 10am to 2.30pm

Sign Up

Seated Acupressure Massage (Paid) - with Incorporate Massage

Discover the wellbeing benefits that can be gained from taking time out of your busy day to relax with a 15 minute (fully clothed) seated acupressure massage. The massage uses Swedish Massage Techniques and includes head, neck, shoulders, back, hands and arms, to help reduce stress.

  • Booked sessions take place, with Grace Taylor from Incorporate Massage, in the privacy of our City Chambers Wellbeing Room at 2.25 East Building - John Street.
  • Your session costs £15 for 15 minutes - please pay Grace on the day.
  • 8 available morning slots - every 15 minutes from 10am to 12noon
  • 8 available afternoon slots - every 15 minutes from 12.30 to 2.30pm
  • Booking conditions apply and 24 hrs notice required for cancellations (or you may still be charged).
  • Use Sign Up to book your 15 minute slot with subject GCC Massages and your name, date and preferred 15 minute time slot. 
  • See John Street reception for access to the Wellbeing Room.

Monday 13 May

9am to 9.30am 

Sign Up

Moving More for our Mental Health: Mental Health Awareness Week - PAM Wellness  

There are multiple benefits to moving more frequently throughout the day. Physical activity releases chemicals in our brains; dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine, and endorphins which are essential for regulating our mood and improving our wellbeing as well as reducing our stress levels. There are many cognitive function improvements such as better memory, focus and attention which are immediately increased when we are physically active, all of which contribute to a more productive and positive workforce. 

This Mental Health Awareness Week we want to kick start your week and support your organisations in creating a psychologically healthy workplace. This webinar is an invaluable opportunity for employers, HR professionals, managers, and employees alike to gain insights and practical tools to create a workplace that prioritises wellness and fosters a positive, productive atmosphere.

Tuesday 14 May

10 am to 12.30

Sign Up

Race Awareness for Managers Webinar

In partnership with CEMVO, this course aimed at managers to give them the knowledge, skills and confidence to challenge racism when encountered in work and life. Managers will gain a good understanding of key legislation - to address racism both in relation to discrimination and hate crime.

Wednesday 15 May

2 to 3pm

Sign Up

Able Futures Webinar - Wellbeing at Work

The aim of this webinar is to help managers and employers understand a little bit more about wellbeing and to give everyone information on how we can support our mental health at work. We'll cover how Able Futures can give nine months' advice and guidance to support mental health at work by delivering personalised information through the Access To Work Mental Health Support Service.

Thursday 16 May

9.30am to 10am

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Creating Inclusive Workplaces: Neurodiversity and Accessibility: PAM Wellness

In the pursuit of fostering diverse and inclusive work environments, understanding and embracing Neurodiversity is essential. This webinar aims to shed light on the significance of Neurodiversity in the workplace and highlight the pivotal role of accessibility in ensuring an inclusive atmosphere for all individuals. Join us in this transformative conversation as we strive to create workplaces that embrace Neurodiversity, prioritise accessibility, and foster inclusive cultures where everyone can thrive!

Thursday 16 May

9.30am to 4.30pm

Sign Up

Preparing for Your Future Workshop

In person -Room B.06, 40 John Street, City Chambers

Thinking of retiring fully or flexibly within the next 2-5 years? Then this session is for you! Delivered by experts in their fields, this workshop promotes a holistic approach to preparing for your future - providing independent and impartial advice in key areas including financial, legal, careers and wellbeing to help you to decide on a future that's best for you.

Thursday 16 May

11am to 12 noon

Sign Up (requires sign up to free account)

ENEI: Global Accessibility Awareness Day

In recognition of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, this session will feature insights from a digital accessibility expert who will conduct an interview with the CEO of ENEI, Sandi Wassmer.

Thursday 16 May

Various time slots

Book now

Able Futures Virtual Appointment Day (NRS)

If you work in Neighbourhoods, Regeneration and Sustainability Services, you can book a 30-min chat with a qualified mental health professional from Able Futures about anything that may be playing on your mind and affecting your mental health at work. Learn more about the 9-month Access to Work mental health support programme, availanble now and at no cost to you.

Friday 17 May

Various time slots

Book now

Able Futures Virtual Appointment Day (NRS)

If you work in Neighbourhoods, Regeneration and Sustainability Services, you can book a 30-min chat with a qualified mental health professional from Able Futures about anything that may be playing on your mind and affecting your mental health at work. Learn more about the 9-month Access to Work mental health support programme, availanble now and at no cost to you.

Friday 17 May

12.30 to 1.30pm

Sign Up

Menopause Café 

Pop along for a cuppa and a chat (over lunchtime on Teams) in a menopause friendly space where you can share your experiences with your colleagues, hear some hints and tips or even just to connect with other people who are experiencing menopause right now.

Wednesday 22 May

Bookable 15 min slots available  throughout the day from 10am to 2.30pm

Sign Up

Seated Acupressure Massage (Paid) - with Incorporate Massage

Discover the wellbeing benefits that can be gained from taking time out of your busy day to relax with a 15 minute (fully clothed) seated acupressure massage. The massage uses Swedish Massage Techniques and includes head, neck, shoulders, back, hands and arms, to help reduce stress.

  • Booked sessions take place, with Grace Taylor from Incorporate Massage, in the privacy of our City Chambers Wellbeing Room at 2.25 East Building - John Street.
  • Your session costs £15 for 15 minutes - please pay Grace on the day.
  • 8 available morning slots - every 15 minutes from 10am to 12noon
  • 8 available afternoon slots - every 15 minutes from 12.30 to 2.30pm
  • Booking conditions apply and 24 hrs notice required for cancellations (or you may still be charged).
  • Use Sign Up to book your 15 minute slot with subject GCC Massages and your name, date and preferred 15 minute time slot. 
  • See John Street reception for access to the Wellbeing Room.

Wed 29 May

various time slots

Book Now

Able Futures Appointment Day (Education Services)

If you work in Education Services, you can book a 30-minute telephone appointment to chat with a qualified mental health professional from Able Futures about anything that may be playing on your mind and affecting your mental health at work. Learn more about the 9-month Access to Work mental health support programme - delivered by Able Futures on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions, available now and at no cost to you.

Thursday 30 May

various time slots

Book Now

Able Futures Appointment Day (Education Services)

If you work in Education Services, you can book a 30-minute chat with a qualified mental health professional from Able Futures about anything that may be playing on your mind and affecting your mental health at work. Learn more about the 9-month Access to Work mental health support programme - delivered by Able Futures on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions, available now and at no cost to you.

Thursday 30 May

9.30am to 12.30

Sign Up 

Unconscious Bias Webinar

Learn how unconscious biases can lead to us making judgement and take 'mental shortcuts' based on stereotypes about someone's race, gender, ethnicity, age, disability or other factors - without even realising it. Identify your own unconscious biases, and build better relationships.

 

June 2024

DATE, TIME AND SIGN UP

TRAINING and EVENTS

Tuesday 4 June

12 noon to 1pm

Live Zoom webinar

Sign Up

Creating Inclusive Spaces: Supporting LGBTQIA+ Mental Health in the Workplace  

It's Pride Month! Join us for the 'Supporting LGBTQIA+ Mental Health in the Workplace' webinar with Runa Uddin, Training and Consultancy Manager, in partnership with HSF (Hospital Saturday Fund) Health Plan. Runa has been delivering training within the mental health space in various roles for the last 8 years including working for Mind. Join the session to:

  • Understand how organisations can create a safe and inclusive working environment and its role in improving employee's mental health within the workplace.
  • Understand the unique mental health challenges the LGBTQIA+ community may go through in and out of the workplace and how we can help individuals overcome these problems.
  • Gain valuable insights on how to encourage LGBTQIA+ individuals to feel comfortable communicating openly, leading to a more inclusive and supportive work environment for all.

Secure your spot today to be part of this crucial dialogue. Limited spaces are available, so don't miss the opportunity to contribute to methods to support LGBTQIA+ mental health in the workplace.

Tuesday 6 June

2 to 3pm

on Teams

Sign Up

Financial Wellbeing Workshop - Money Advice Scotland - Renting, Mortgages, or Buying a Home

In the third of our series of Financial Wellbeing Workshops, Alison McKenna from the Financial Capability Team at Money Advice Scotland, Scotland's Money Charity, will take participants through key considerations in relation to renting, mortgages, and buying a home.

This included looking at the different types of tenancies, how rent is paid, other costs to consider and how to protect your rights as a tenant.

We also look at mortgages and the main types of mortgage products, and discuss options when looking for a mortgage and the other costs involved when buying a property.

Monday 10 June

2 to 3pm

Sign Up

Able Futures Webinar: Reasonable adjustments to support mental health at work

Presented by a member of the Able Futures team, this session will cover how managers and employers who have responsibility for supporting staff can be aware of the type of reasonable adjustments they could make to enable staff who are experiencing mental health issues to feel better at work.

Tuesday 11 June

various time slots

Book Now

Able Futures Appointment Day (Chief Executives Department)

If you work in Chief Executives Department you can book a 30-minute telephone appointment to chat with a qualified mental health professional from Able Futures about anything that may be playing on your mind and affecting your mental health at work. Learn more about the 9-month Access to Work mental health support programme - delivered by Able Futures on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions, available now and at no cost to you.

Tuesday 11 June

Bookable 15 min slots available throughout the day from 10am to 2.30pm

Book Now

Incorporate Massage - Seated Acupressure Massage

Discover the wellbeing benefits that can be gained from taking time out of your busy day to relax with a 15 minute (fully clothed) seated acupressure massage. The massage uses Swedish Massage Techniques and includes head, neck, shoulders, back, hands and arms, to help reduce stress.

  • Booked sessions take place, with Grace Taylor from Incorporate Massage, in the privacy of our City Chambers Wellbeing Room at 2.25 East Building - John Street.
  • Your session costs £15 for 15 minutes - please pay Grace on the day.
  • 8 available morning slots - every 15 minutes from 10am to 12noon
  • 8 available afternoon slots - every 15 minutes from 12.30 to 2.30pm
  • Booking conditions apply and 24 hrs notice required for cancellations (or you may still be charged).
  • Use Sign Up to book your 15 minute slot with subject GCC Massages and your name, date and preferred 15 minute time slot. 
  • See John Street reception for access to the Wellbeing Room.

Tuesday 11 June

11am to 12 noon 

Sign Up (requires access to free account)

ENEI: Building Long-Term Support for Grieving Employees

This event is dedicated to building strategies to navigate the intersection of caregiving and grief, for Carers during Carers Week and beyond

Thursday 13 June

various time slots 

Book Now

Able Futures Appointment Day (Finance Services)

If you work in Finance Services, you can book a 30-minute telephone appointment to chat with a qualified mental health professional from Able Futures about anything that may be playing on your mind and affecting your mental health at work. Learn more about the 9-month Access to Work mental health support programme - delivered by Able Futures on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions, available now and at no cost to you.

Monday 17 June

1pm to 4pm

Teams 

Sign Up

Dementia Awareness Workshop, Age Scotland

Interactive online workshop which will provide an overview of dementia, discuss the main types and stages of dementia, as well as the signs and symptoms and diagnosis process. The importance of good communication will also be covered with some tips for having a compassionate conversation with someone living with dementia. The session will explore ways of reducing risk factors for dementia and what people can do to live well with dementia. Please register your interest by signing up now.

Wednesday 19 June

Bookable 15 min slots available throughout the day from 10am to 2.30pm

Book Now

 

Incorporate Massage - Seated Acupressure Massage

Discover the wellbeing benefits that can be gained from taking time out of your busy day to relax with a 15 minute (fully clothed) seated acupressure massage. The massage uses Swedish Massage Techniques and includes head, neck, shoulders, back, hands and arms, to help reduce stress.

  • Booked sessions take place, with Grace Taylor from Incorporate Massage, in the privacy of our City Chambers Wellbeing Room at 2.25 East Building - John Street.
  • Your session costs £15 for 15 minutes - please pay Grace on the day.
  • 8 available morning slots - every 15 minutes from 10am to 12noon
  • 8 available afternoon slots - every 15 minutes from 12.30 to 2.30pm
  • Booking conditions apply and 24 hrs notice required for cancellations (or you may still be charged).
  • Use Sign Up to book your 15 minute slot with subject GCC Massages and your name, date and preferred 15 minute time slot. 
  • See John Street reception for access to the Wellbeing Room.

 

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