This one hour webinar session covered how you can help someone who becomes acutely upset together with how to nurture your own mental well-being.
The PSFA hosted this special Mental Health and Well-Being event for equestrian practitioners to help them take essential steps towards recognising when either they or someone they encounter is in need of some practical help for their psychological well-being.
Tim Widdowson from Corporate Wellbeing and Resilience (CWR) training will introduce the group to mental health awareness. Tim teaches large companies how to recognise when a member of the workforce is in need of assistance on a first aid basis so that they can begin to recognise their current mental health state.
The session explored the meaning of mental health well-being and covered a series of questions that the individual can use to explore their feelings and emotions about their current well-being. It also covered nine aspects of what can affect mental well-being, such as general neglect, stress at work and caring for others. Moving on to mental health as an illness, such as mood, anxiety and eating disorders, signs and symptoms of those various disorders were explored. Finally, how to assist with someone who may be upset or how the individual may be able to boost their own coping mechanisms was explained.