24-11-2020 Managing Mental Health in these Challenging Times


Managing Mental Health in these Challenging Times

Date: November 24th 

Time: 3pm 

Tutor(s): David Beeney

Duration: 1,5hr (3pm – 4:30pm)

Venue: Online via Zoom

Cost: Free of charge

Course Profile:
Our mental health has never been so challenged on mass as we struggle to cope with this crisis. In this webinar we look at the best ways of keeping our staff engaged with emphasis on how to stay emotionally connected with our remote workers as we attempt to deal with another national lockdown.

In this course, presented in partnership with ACE Producers, Screen Skills Ireland and Screen Skillnet:

  • We explore ideas of how to create a kinder culture ‘remotely’ where people are caring, supportive and more empathic of each other’s anxieties;
  • We look at what is considered best practice for managers to inspire employees to remain engaged during exceptionally challenging times;
  • We look at the importance of using the right language to encourage honest and open conversation about wellbeing;
  • We look at how you can improve your own levels of personal resilience during challenging times;
  • We look at how to inspire employees to be more open by saying ‘it’s okay not to be okay’ and by sharing our own vulnerabilities.


Tutor Profile:
David Beeney enjoyed a successful career in newspapers and magazines for over 30 years, he was the MD of a regional daily newspaper and Commercial Director for Auto Trader. However, since outing himself in 2016 about his secret battles with panic attacks he believes that he has now found true purpose and has committed to spend the rest of his life eradicating the stigma of mental health. 

His business Breaking the Silence has quickly established itself as one of the leading advisors in the UK on ‘mental health in the workplace’ and David has helped many of the leading brands in the UK to create kinder more compassionate cultures of trust. He was recognised in last three years as one of the top 101 influencers globally on employee engagement. David is a qualified Mental Health Counsellor affiliated to the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Practitioners) and was trustee for Mind.


Participant Profile: 

This interactive group session is aimed at established producers looking to further engage in mental health for themselves,  their employees and their crews.  

The session will accommodate 10 Irish and 10 European producers.


Application Procedure:

Please apply online at www.screenskillsireland.ie by 6pm on Thursday November 19th

Please note places on this course are limited to 10 Irish producers. Applicants are assessed on their motivation to attend, so please include a cover page with your CV to include your motivation to attend. 

For further information, please email barbara.deignan@screenskillnet.ie 

For technical issue with applying on the website please contact elizabeth.fraser@screenskillsireland.ie

Screen Skills Ireland courses are open to all regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

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