'I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.' Jimmy Dean
'Sam was brilliant and engaging throughout her session with Aviva Investors employees. Many walked away with new skills and an insight into mental health that they didn’t have before. Thank you Sam for providing a fantastic session and can’t wait to work with you again!' Jaya Arora-Shihn
Client Solutions Manager at Aviva Investors and Mental Health Co Lead at The Diversity Project
'Mental health is not a destination but a process; it’s about how you drive, not where you’re going.” Noam Shpancer, PhD
Sam's session is effective, engages and educates in a positive HIGH IMPACT way.
Used is simple English and simple science to share short methods that work to enhance mental health. Sam has worked with a wealth of individual from all roles, backgrouds and ages. Group sessions allow individuals to share (invited) and participants gain knowledge that mental issues are common for most if not all humans.
'Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that’s mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. Fred Rogers
Motivate employees in a gentle and supportive way to gain awareness and learn how to expand mental health,
How to avoid certain types of stress through small adjustments in your working behaviour. Some of these adjustments have particular resonance in the
current changing climate.
How to handle current stress better and strategies to shut down future stress more quickly and strengthen your mental health.
Learn fast SIMPLE relaxation techniques to use at work and beyond - to support your mental health and power up your productivity and focus.
Sam gives tangible and practical advice so everyone can take immediate action, work smarter and access more happiness and health. Sam lives and models mental and physical health and
has 30+ years of ultimate well-being behind her.
Proven strategies and best practices shared:
The workshop does well as a stand-alone session, such as Lunch and Learn, or as a
well-being keynote for a company conference
Suitable for large or small gatherings.
A training room not always needed... sessions can be delivered in the boardroon, shop floor etc.
Remote or circumstances permitting face to face
Red Flags and Routines
Connections and Compassion
A work-life balance
Sam's qualifications include:
The International Stress Management Association
13 years as a registered quaified holistic therapist
Metal Health First Aid, (MHFA, England)
Sam is a Professional member of The International Stress Management Association [ISMAUK], a registered charity and the lead professional body for workplace and personal Stress Management, Well-being and Performance.
The ISMAUK promote sound knowledge and best practice, nationally and internationally.
What is mental health?
What is mental health?
*Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Although the terms are often used interchangeably, poor mental health and mental illness are not the same. A person can experience poor mental health and not be diagnosed with a mental illness. Likewise, a person diagnosed with a mental illness can experience periods of physical, mental, and social well-being.
Why is mental health important for overall health?
Mental and physical health are equally important parts of overall health. For example, depression increases the risk for many types of physical health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Similarly, the presence of chronic conditions can increase the risk for mental illness.
Can your mental health change over time?
Yes, it’s important to remember that a person’s mental health can change over time, depending on many factors. When the demands placed on a person exceed their resources and coping abilities, their mental health could be impacted. For example, if someone is working long hours, caring for a relative, or experiencing life changes, they may experience poor mental health.
* Defined by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention