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Are the approaching winter months and cost of living increases affecting your wellbeing?

September 15, 2022

Increases in energy costs and food prices is impacting many households’ finances, and concerns that this will only get worse through the winter are a constant in the headlines and in people’s minds. The winter is already a difficult time for many, with the changing seasons and shorter days, and poor financial wellbeing only makes things harder.

Poor mental health and concerns about our financial situation can lead to feelings of embarrassment or shame, we feel a loss of control and may feel stuck in a negative loop. This can impact our mental and physical health, our relationships, and our job performance.

Whilst we can’t control many of the challenges around us, there are still things you can do to protect your mental health and wellbeing.

As part of our commitment to support the mental health and wellbeing needs of our community, we are running two courses specifically in response to the increased pressures of winter, and an increase in those struggling with poor financial wellbeing.

Winter Wellness

A short course identifying the impact that Winter has on us with techniques and strategies to combat it.

1 hour, face to face training at our Castletown Centre, £25pp

  • 11th October – 8.00am-9.00am & 2.00pm-3.00pm
  • 3rd November – 9.30am-10.30am

We are also able to deliver this course at your premises if you would like 6 or more employees to attend. Please contact us for availability.

Financial Wellbeing

This course provides understanding of financial wellbeing and how poor financial wellbeing can impact our lives. The course also provides strategies that can be used to support individual’s own financial wellbeing, or to use as guidance when talking to colleagues/friends who may be struggling.

1 hour, webinar, £10pp

  • Tuesday 1 November – 1.00pm-2.00pm
  • Thursday 10 November – 8.30am-9.30am

To book on either course, please visit our Training page for more details.

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