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Prosperity 24.7: Samaritans Active Listening to help Mental Health

Thursday 10th October is World Mental Health Day and this year’s focus is on Suicide Awareness. With this in mind, Prosperity 24/7 are hosting a ‘Samaritans Active Listening’ session on Wednesday 9th October at 12pm at our Commercial Street office.

Dates
  • 9th October 2019
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

Location:

Prosperity 24/7, 23 Commercial Street, St Helier

This is a free session but donations for The Samaritans would be greatly appreciated.

The interactive session is designed to fit into a busy work schedule over lunchtime.

The session is best suited to a group of approximately 20 people. Should demand outstrip supply, Prosperity and the Samaritans will consider running additional sessions.

Tickets are to shortly be available via EventBrite but in the first instance monitor https://prosperity247.com/news/ for details.

The purpose of this talk is to enable our speaker to provide you with some techniques to help someone you’re worried about, to share their feelings, in a safe and trusted way.

Carl Appleton, Senior Consultant from Prosperity 24/7 and a volunteer for the Jersey Recovery College elaborates why this is so important; “1 in 4 people suffer from mental illness and the ability to share some simple techniques which could enable people to help a friend is invaluable. The session, which is being run by Graham Journeaux from the Samaritans, is designed to give a quick, but nevertheless valuable summary of listening skills, that could make a difference to someone’s life or loved one”.

Chris Clark, CEO of Prosperity 24/7 outlined why Prosperity are keen to support this initiative “Whilst our colleagues and our clients are often focussed on project delivery and innovation, it is essential to step out of the normal working day to ensure that we can support both our colleagues and clients by providing broader yet essential leadership training, whether this is about mental health, mindfulness or general wellbeing. A healthy business depends upon a healthy workforce (both mind and body) therefore when our colleague Carl suggested that we ran this and two other internal workshops for our colleagues, I felt it was essential to share this event in particular with the wider business community as it could literally be life changing”.

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