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Mar 2020

Kineo Courses playlist - courses for better mental health

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Sally Danbury

Sally Danbury

Nurture Marketing Specialist at Kineo APAC

Today is in fact International Day of Happiness.  Formed to promote a culture that deems progress to be about increasing human happiness and well-being, International Day of Happiness was first celebrated in 2013.
All 193 United nations member states adopted a resolution calling for happiness to be given greater priority, recognizing happiness as a fundamental human goal and the resolution, established in 2011 called for:

“A more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes the happiness and well-being of all peoples.”

 

The unsettling nature of constant change 

Ironically this international awareness day falls amidst a time of much unsettling change and unease. Across the globe this week many organisational leaders have made it possible for their workers to be adequately equipped to work remotely from their homes.  

As we all face this unprecedented global crisis together, let’s find positive ways to look after ourselves and one another. Staying connected instills a sense of security and ease that influences feelings of happiness.

 

A time for reflection and an opportunity to learn 

To honour this commendable day, we would like to highlight helpful elearning (what better place to learn that in the comfort of your own home?) and point to our Kineo Courses playlist series.  

This playlist focuses on encouraging better mental health and with no better time to highlight these immersive courses, here are our recommendations for focusing on mental health and tackling working in isolation in the most positive way possible.

 

Stress Less At Work

For all Australian learners, whether organisational leaders or individuals this course helps provide a deeper understanding on:

  • what stress is 
  • stress in the workplace, and 
  • building resilience to stress

 

Positive Workplace Culture

This course provides an awareness of the impact of workplace culture, as well as factors that may impact on the development of a positive workplace culture.  Note that although this has been created with a traditional workplace in mind there are many takeaways for remote working.

Learning outcomes include:

  • why understanding workplace culture is vital to your organisation
  • how workplace culture impacts on everybody in the work environment, and
  • steps that can be taken to create, maintain or improve workplace culture 

 

There are a great many online resources that point to better ways of home working to promote higher levels of productivity and accountability as well as how to switch off after your day in the same space.  Kineo’s approach for our team and recommendations to clients is to practice healthy, safe and connected habits while we are physically apart.  Our greatest organisational asset is agility. Through open, transparent, collaborative ways of working we shall stand strong, together in our commitment to providing learning impact.  

Your employees should feel comfortable being themselves so that they can contribute to the best of their ability and feel they are accomplishing, Supporting employees to bring out their best covers further related courses to upholding positive mental agility with courses focused on managing emotions and encouraging positive thinking.

Our top picks for better remote working habits can be gleaned in our recent blog Free COVID-19 Prevention Course license available to Kineo clients.  This is also an opportunity for Kineo clients to learn and share with employees how to reduce the risk of infection in conjunction with the COVID-19 outbreak.  

For further reliable reading on managing Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 outbreak we recommend WHO mental health considerations.

 In conjunction with negative feelings that are contributed by working in isolation WHO advises:

“Stay connected and maintain your social networks. Even when isolated, try as much as possible to keep your personal daily routines or create new routines. If health authorities have recommended limiting your physical social contact to contain the outbreak, you can stay connected via email, social media, video conference and telephone.” 

“During times of stress, pay attention to your own needs and feelings. Engage in healthy activities that you enjoy and find relaxing. Exercise regularly, keep regular sleep routines and eat healthy food. Keep things in perspective. Public health agencies and experts in all countries are working on the outbreak to ensure the availability of the best care to those affected.”

Workplace culture is important to us at Kineo and we have measures in place to ensure that employee engagement and 'peer-positivity' is a constant.  Many of us have never experienced uncertainty to this level and this insecurity brings us all together no matter where we are.

What act of kindness can you extend today?  Think of someone you know that would welcome a call to show that you care.

Sally Danbury

Sally Danbury

Nurture Marketing Specialist at Kineo APAC

Since the year immemorial Sally has exercised an avid passion for creativity with words, images and Pilates.  She is most content in the workplace when crafting enticing messages that inspire and engage.