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Runs 23 and 25 March 2021, 9.30am both days

Delivered online through Zoom.

Protecting and nurturing your mental wellbeing in an age of lockdown and isolation

There is more and more evidence that the Covid crisis has taken its toll on just about everyone’s mental health. The threat of infection, social isolation, the massive disruption of societal norms and working patterns, the uncertainty over the future – all of it is taking its toll of our mental wellbeing

To counter this, Civicos Training has teamed with mental health specialist and trainer Elaine Crosbie to develop a two-part course that is designed to help you to adjust to – and grow into - the ’new normal’.

Both sessions of the course are 3 hours, including breaks, and delivered online through Zoom.

In Session One, we start with a general discussion of mental health, and work towards the realisation that your situation is neither unique nor insurmountable.

  • Why do we all have mental health peaks and troughs? What are the usual triggers?

  • Why is there a stigma to something that affects us all?

  • What is good mental health, and why is it important?

  • A look at the key mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, stress, psychosis

  • Why is Covid and lockdown having such a detrimental effect on our mental health?

  • Monitoring your own mental health.

  • Group discussion. What are the physical signs of poor mental health?

  • Coping strategies, both good and bad.

  • Identifying sources of professional help such as workplace counselling, peer-support, and professional bodies

Session Two looks at ways we can help ourselves to maintain a positive mental outlook

  • How good physical health protects our immune system and has a positive effect on our mental health

  • Identifying emotions and learning how to self-regulate – a general discussion on comfort eating and drinking and exercise patterns through lockdown. How do we ensure an enjoyable but healthy diet and lifestyle?

  • Mindful in life, at home and at work. Some simple Mindfulness techniques for prevention and management of mental health issues in workplace

  • Resilient You: Tips and hints to cope when you have that wobbly moment in the day.

Our Trainer: Elaine Crosbie has three decades’ experience working in adult education with community learning and development, health improvement and mental health training.

She is a qualified Scottish Mental Health First Aid trainer and her specialist area of work is developing and delivering mental health and wellbeing programmes.

This training is available as an in-house session for your own staff, either online or., where circumstances permit, in a classroom environment. For a no-commitments chat, contact or call us on 07415 652 522

Mental Health Awareness in the Covid Age

"I would definitely recommend this course. Helped me to look at things from a different perspective. "

"Elaine delivered a fantastic course, she targeted right areas and made us all very comfortable to talk about emotional experiences. I have definitely learnt and will apply that knowledge in everyday life from now on."

Sunday, 23 March 2025

09.30 - 12.30 both days

£96 (for 2 sessions of 3.5 hours, 23 & 25 March 2021)

If you would like to chat with us about a course before booking email us at or call us on 07415 652 522

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