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Anxiety: What employers need to know

March 6, 2018 @ 9:15 am - 1:30 pm


On Tuesday March 16 2018, Swindon Mindful Employer Network is hosting a special one-off event entitled: Anxiety: what employers need to know. Looking at key issues including:

  • How employers can manage in a way that avoids anxiety being triggered
  • How individuals can become more aware of their own triggers and how to manage themselves to avoid anxiety
  • Tools and techniques to deal with the symptoms of anxiety in the workplace

The event is being hosted by the DoubleTree by Hilton Swindon. Timings for the day are as follows:

9.15 – 10.00    Registration, networking and coffee courtesy of the DoubleTree by Hilton Swindon

Why is anxiety a problem in the modern workplace?  What is it, and what are the causes?

11.15   Break

How to manage anxiety in yourself and others, avoiding triggers and learning simple tools for alleviating the symptoms.  Best practice guidance to create a healthy workplace.

13:15 –13.30      Summary and close

Guest speaker- Melanie Richens

Melanie is a Professional Coach, Certified NLP Trainer, NLP Master Practitioner, Hypnotherapy Master Practitioner and Provocative Change Works TM Practitioner. Her first career was as a lawyer, becoming a partner in a top 100 law firm and latterly Director of People. She is now following her passion for developing people enabling them to perform at their peak and removing barriers to success through a combination of coaching and training. Melanie has coached and trained individuals at all levels to improve personal performance, to aid career progression and unlock personal potential enabling people to achieve their maximum capabilities. She works collaboratively in partnership with clients to set and achieve goals, solve problems and foster learning and development. She is equally at home working with individuals or organisations; when working with organisations she can bring her first-hand experience to bear of working at board level designing and implementing strategy and delivering cultural change.

Melanie is passionate about encouraging business success through engaging and developing people in order to ensure that individual performance is aligned with the strategy of the business leading to a win-win situation for both employers and employees. She has collaborated extensively with a number of training organisations and coaches to design, develop and deliver leadership and management training programmes.

Who can benefit from attending this event ?

Representatives of local employers in both private and public sectors, business leaders, managers, HR and occupational health professionals.

This forum is focussed on employers in both private and public sectors, business leaders and managers based in the Swindon area. HR and occupational health professionals working for an employer in the locality.  We are specifically interested in supporting organisations (employers) which have a genuine desire to increase awareness of mental health and well-being in their workplaces.

Booking is essential. To register your interest in attending this event email here


March 6, 2018
9:15 am - 1:30 pm
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Swindon Mindful Employer Network