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No-one is immune to overwhelm and stress, even in good times let alone when there’s a pandemic. Your teams have been adapting to new ways of working. They’re juggling new and varied challenges not only in their professional capacity but also in their home life.
And many are struggling.
Your profession attracts caring, thoughtful, big-hearted people who want to make a difference in the world. But your people’s mental, physical and emotional wellbeing, and their capacity to do the work and make that difference, is impacted when they’re exhausted, stressed and overwhelmed.
There’s no denying that there has been a significant increase in stress levels and a decrease in mental wellbeing.
(HSE Annual Report 2019/20)
deal with changes and challenges
feel energised and inspired
be creative and innovative
feel motivated and focused
be their caring, big-hearted selves
have the bandwidth to do their meaningful, valuable work
The work your organisation does is needed. Your team makes a tangible difference and the impact of your work ripples out far beyond those with whom you have immediate contact.
But your team can’t have that positive impact if they’re overwhelmed and stressed.
I provide mental wellbeing support and impactful resiliency training to suit the needs of your people and your organisation. From an online workshop or a series of regular drop-in online sessions to the overwhelm toolkit or my bespoke support as your resident calm coach, I provide tailored support, grounded in positive psychology, to address your team’s specific needs.
The Overcome Overwhelm Toolkit for People in Caring Professions provides 24/7 support for your staff, providing all the tools they need to bring down their overwhelm, handle challenges and change, feel back in control, support themselves and move forward with calm confidence.
The Toolkit, created in consultation with people working in a variety of caring professions, not only equips your people with invaluable, practical tools, it’s organised in a way that makes it fully accessible. The complete Toolkit is available to read or listen to with nearly three hours of content broken down into less than 10mins-long, bite size chunks.
Individuals can access what they need when they need it, and within a few minutes they will be equipped with tools to overcome their overwhelm and get back on track.
With lifetime access to the Toolkit including all future updates and additions, the unique framework of the Overcome Overwhelm Toolkit for People in Caring Professions will ensure your valuable team feel calm, capable and in control, and be their full, caring, impactful selves.
I can provide a 60-90 minutes live, interactive, online workshop in which your team will learn how to reduce their stress by becoming calmer, keeping perspective, increasing their ability to cope, and strengthening their confidence.
Your staff will come away from the workshop equipped with lasting, essential and practical skills to build their resilience and reduce their overwhelm.
Your people, and therefore your organisation, will benefit from this training not only in this current climate but well into the future.
"Gabrielle facilitated a wellbeing session for the Prince’s Trust National Operations Team. Her enthusiasm, passion and ability to positively project her experience was received exceptionally well and we were left inspired! Gabrielle provided us with effective tools to manage ourselves during times of change, whether personally or in the workplace. We would absolutely welcome more sessions from Gabrielle and 100% recommend her for the brilliant work she does!"
National Operations Team, The Prince’s Trust
I’m a certified mindset and positive psychology coach, in the UK, providing support to overcome overwhelm and build resiliency so you feel more calm, capable and in control.
I've worked with hundreds of caring, mission-driven people who are passionate about having an impact and making a difference in the world. These people and their work are valuable, they’re needed and for them to continue having that impact it’s essential that care and attention is given to their mental wellbeing.
I know first hand how to recognise overwhelm, deal with challenges and build resiliency to live a purposeful, fulfilling, calm and joyful life. And this is what I can share with you and your teams.
If you’re still not sure of the value to your organisation of supporting your people’s mental wellbeing consider these two statistics:
(HSE Annual Report 2019/20)
(Mental health and employers: Refreshing the need for investment, Deloitte, January 2020)
A diagram I designed in April 2020 illustrating three stages of response to the pandemic has proven useful to many organisations and businesses. I updated the diagram to reflect the thoughts and feelings around emerging from the pandemic in June 2021.
You're welcome to share the diagrams with your teams, linking back to the original articles.