Using the Emotional Needs and Resources model, these sessions are to support people to enable them to maintain their own emotional health, be well resourced and more resilient.
In the sessions you can discuss specific personal or work challenges that you can talk about comfortably without breaching anonymity – reflecting on the challenge and how you can meet you own and help other people to meet their needs.
These sessions include:
- Discussing issues either at work or in your personal life and finding out what needs are not being met
- Explore ways to meet these unmet needs and develop an action plan
- Support and talk through ideas from both peers and a Suffolk Mind Emotional Needs trainer
- Virtual interactive course with resources including a PDF Meeting Emotional Needs in Practice manual to print out for your notes and action plans
- These sessions can be one off or part of a programme
I found the Emotional Needs in Practice workshop offered by Suffolk Mind really helpful and informative. I found it useful not only in thinking about my own met/unmet needs and those of family and friends, but also of client families, volunteers, and colleagues. It’s a new, clear way of thinking that really helped me understand different people’s reactions to the current situation, and think about how I can meet my own and other people’s needs more.
The session was very accessible and inclusive – I was sceptical about the facilitators ability to do so when running a virtual session, however it felt as though I was in the room with her.
This session was well run and I am so impressed with how much it has helped the way I feel about my mental health and my confidence in helping others dealing with this situation.