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Stress Management Open Course (Belfast)

Stress is a major factor contributing to lower productivity and and higher levels of absenteeism and presenteeism in the workplace. It also has a major impact on staff wellbeing and mental health. At AMH Works we are running an open course on Stress Management, an excellent course created to help employees and members of the public spot the signs of stress in themselves and others and to give them practical and effective tools and skills they can use to alleviate these stresses. This in turn will help to make people happier and more productive in work and life.

Location: AMH New Horizons, Level 2 Fisherwick Building, 9 Upper Queen Street, Belfast

Date: Friday, October 19th

Time: 10:00 – 13:00

Cost: £40 per person*

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*all courses are subject to a minimum of 10 participants

Personal Resilience Open Course (Belfast)

The ability to be resilient is one of the most important tools we can have in this day and age and it is one of the most important factors in overcoming stress and combating poor mental health. With the AMH Works Personal Resilience course we will take you deep into what causes the stressors in our lives to have such an impact on our mental wellbeing. We will look at the negative thoughts we have about ourselves and ways to combat them and we will also examine the ways of thinking, feeling and behaving that we have and what they are doing to our own mental wellbeing.  Personal Resilience will take you deeply into what causes you to be stressed and will give you the information and skills you need to change those damaging thought patterns to become a healthier, happier person.

Location: AMH New Horizons, Level 2 Fisherwick Building, 9 Upper Queen Street, Belfast (Back of Spires Centre)

Date: November 16th 2012

Time: 10:00 – 16:00

Cost: £60 per person*

To book click here

*all courses are subject to a minimum of 10 participants

Mental Health Awareness Open Training (Ards)

In today’s hectic world more and more people are suffering from mental health problems and this is having an impact in all aspects of our lives. AMH Works is running a half day mental health awareness training workshop in our Belfast office for anyone to attend. Our mental health awareness course is designed to help improve your mental by giving you a comprehensive understanding of the main mental illnesses out there at the moment along with the tools to help you spot theses conditions within yourself and others to ensure you can look after the mental health of yourself and others.

Location: AMH New Horizons, 27 Jubilee Road, Ards

Date: November 2nd 2012

Time: 10:00 – 16:00

Cost: £60 per person*

To book click here

*all courses are subject to a minimum of 10 participants

Mental Health Awareness Open Course (Belfast)

In today’s hectic world more and more people are suffering from mental health problems and this is having an impact in all aspects of our lives. AMH Works is running a half day mental health awareness training workshop in our Belfast office for anyone to attend. Our mental health awareness course is designed to help improve your mental by giving you a comprehensive understanding of the main mental illnesses out there at the moment along with the tools to help you spot theses conditions within yourself and others to ensure you can look after the mental health of yourself and others.

Location: AMH New Horizons, Level 2 Fisherwick Building, 9 Upper Queen Street, Belfast

Date: September 28th 2012

Time: 10:00 – 13:00

Cost: £40 per person*

To book click here

*all courses are subject to a minimum of 10 participants

 

The Queen’s Jubilee Visit

The Queen arrives at the South West Hospital Enniskillen

Pauline Flanagan, Client Development Co-ordinator, from AMH New Horizons in Fermanagh, was invited to the opening of the new South West Acute Hospital on Tuesday and was delighted to be introduced to the Queen, and receive a royal hand shake!

Pauline was part of the Community Liason Forum which acted in an advisory capacity to the hospital’s design team.

On Wednesday some of our clients from AMH New Horizons in Newtownards joined the thousands of people at Stormont, for the Queen’s Jubilee Garden Party and were able to present the Queen with some flowers.

 

Our bunch of Royal Watchers from AMH New Horizons in Ards

More photos are on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.454142357938551.108277.189840137702109&type=1&l=ce020016ee

AMH Works is Launched at Stormont

 

Stephen Smyth, Servis Air; David Babington, CEO, AMH; Billy Kohner, Chair, AMH; Bernie Best, Head of Business Development, AMH; Mickey Brady MLA; Gary Kane, AMH Works; Conall McDevitt MLA

AMH WORKS – HELPING EMPLOYERS SAFEGUARD STAFF MENTAL HEALTH

Action Mental Health, launched their new consultancy and training service, AMH Works, at an event in Parliament Buildings, attended by local business people and MLAs.

Action Mental Health has been working with individuals with mental health needs for 50 years now, and providing them with the support needed in their recovery.   AMH Works is a bespoke service for local employers which will help improve the productivity of their staff while safeguarding their wellbeing.

Action Mental Health Chief executive David Babington said the service is more relevant to employers now than ever,

“Looking after staff welfare is a business responsibility, and has a huge impact on productivity, sick leave and profits.  Most of us spend the greater portion of our lives at work, and it should come as no surprise that it can have an enormous impact on our wellbeing. In these times of economic hardship, businesses are under pressure to stretch resources – and these strains are being passed on to staff.   Every day, one worker in six will be experiencing a mental health difficulty, most commonly depression or anxiety.  Mental distress is now a fact of life and it can affect anyone in any workplace.”

He continued,

“It makes good business sense to protect and promote the mental health of your employees. However, a wealth of research has shown that many employers aren’t even aware of the extent of the problem. Workplace mental health remains the elephant in the room – staff can’t disclose to their employers for fear of the consequences, employers don’t acknowledge the scale of the issue and all the while poor mental health and wellbeing are costing the Northern Ireland Economy over £790 million every year.” 

Stephen Smyth, Servis Air, shares his experience of mental ill health and getting back to work

AMH Works could be the first step in creating an open, supportive environment where employees can speak up about their stress and mental health problems.

Sponsors of the breakfast event were MLAs; Mickey Brady, Conall McDevitt, and Jim Wells.  Speaking at the event was Gary Kane from AMH Works; Stephen Smyth, Servis Air; Newry Businessman, Peter Fitzsimmons and Jayne Forster from CIPD.

For more information about AMH Works please click this link  https://www.amh.org.uk/employer-consultancy/

 
More photos from the event can be found on our facebook page:

AMH – Highly Commended WEA 2012

William Hamilton Managing Director, Liberty IT presents the award to Maria McVeigh, HR Manager AMH

Companies representing sectors from pizzas to packaging, architecture to insurance, power to post, were lauded on Thursday night at the sixth annual Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards in the spectacular Titanic Belfast.

Allstate Northern Ireland – which a year ago was the inaugural ‘Champion’ – was the night’s only multiple winner, clinching victory in two of the 18 categories.  While a handful of past victors made it back on to the podium, such as ourselves, the gala night was as much about celebrating a clutch of new winners.

They included west Belfast-based Delta Print & Packaging which claimed the Right Place to Work prize for medium-sized organisations.  Ulster GAA took the Workplace Excellence Award (which was won by AMH last Year) while Copeland Ltd in Co Tyrone was named Best Place to Work.  Among the other first-time winners were Royal Mail, First Derivatives, Stage Crew and Nitec Solutions.  Among the new awards was Disability Best Practice Employer and the judges named joint winners here, with Belfast City Council and Todds Leap unable to be separated.

Little Wing Pizzeria fended off a number of rivals to win the Managing Talent category for small businesses. AMH were Highly Commended in the category Work Life & Wellbeing.

“It’s been a record year not only for the numbers entering but for the range of sectors represented and we’re delighted that this year’s Workplace & Employment Awards are yet another runaway success,” Irish News editor Noel Doran said.

Employment and learning minister Dr Stephen Farry, who was a top-table guest at last night’s function, told the 450-plus audience:

 “The aims of the Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards go hand in hand with the direction set out in my Department’s Skills Strategy for Northern Ireland, and I’m delighted to be continuing our long association with this initiative.”

Nick Hewer, who is Lord Sugar’s right-hand man on The Apprentice and who also hosts Countdown each day on Channel 4, was the after-dinner speaker and regaled guests with a captivating and humour-laced insight into the business world of Sir Alan Sugar. The Event, hosted by award- winning BBC journalist Karen Patterson, saw 18 main awards being presented alongside commendations.

William Hamilton Managing Director, Liberty IT and Maria McVeigh, HR Manager, AMH at the award ceremony in Titanic Belfast

The awards were supported by six key business partners in Tughans, Liberty IT, Tesco, PwC, Kingsbridge Private Hospital and Investors in People, and were endorsed by key industry bodies the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD).

Winners 2012

Recruitment Team Of The Year

Winner   Bond Search and Selection

Recruitment Innovator Of The Year

Winner  Webrecruit Ireland

Best Agency To Do Business With

Highly Commended  Driver Hire Belfast

Winner  Stage Crew

Work Life And Well Being  – Small/Medium Organisation

Highly Commended     Action Mental Health

Winner     GE Energy

Work Life And Well Being – Large Organisation

Highly Commended     ALMAC

Winner      Allstate Northern Ireland

Workplace Excellence

Highly Commended  Assumption Grammar School

Winner    Ulster GAA

Best Place To Work – Small Organisation

Highly Commended    People 1st

Winner      Todd Architects

Best Place To Work – Medium Organisation

Highly Commended     FPM Accountants LLP

Winner     Copeland Ltd

Best Place To Work – Large Organisation

Winner      Royal Mail

Disability Best Practice Employer

Winner   Belfast City Council

Winner    Todds Leap

Right Place To Work – Small Organisation

Highly Commended    Aurion Learning

Winner      Nitec Solutions Ltd

Right Place To Work – Medium Organisation

Winner    Delta Print and Packaging

Right Place To Work – Large Organisation

Highly Commended   Lloyds Banking Group

Winner       Allstate Northern Ireland

Managing Talent – Small Organisation

Highly Commended    Young Enterprise Northern Ireland

Winner   Little Wing Pizzeria

Managing Talent – Medium Organisation

Highly Commended   Autoline Insurance Group

Winner     Musgrave Retail Partners

Managing Talent – Large Organisation

Highly Commended    Care Circle Group

Winner    First Derivatives PLC

Innovative Employer – Small Organisation

Highly Commended    Todd Architects

Winner      Manor Architects

Innovative Employer – Medium/Large Organisation

Highly Commended   Firstsource Solutions

Winner     Autoline Insurance Group