The JOY Programme
Supporting the mental and emotional health and well-being of employees and those they support with our mindfulness, compassion and joy train-the-trainer programme
What is The JOY Programme®?
Low morale, the impact of post pandemic stress disorder and secondary trauma from challenging jobs can all lead to an increase in employee absence or low employee retention.
The latest NICE report has suggested that organisations should 'offer all employees (or help them to access) mindfulness, yoga or meditation on an ongoing basis.'
To support you and your employees our experienced team at MindfulnessUK have developed The JOY Programme® because there is Just One You.
This 'train-the-trainer' programme will teach a group of employees how to lead mindfulness in the workplace, improving the psycho-social working environment and health and well-being of your employees.
There is a growing need for Mindfulness and Compassion Well-being Advocates to be part of the fabric of an organisation, with advocates teaching from within an organisation to teams that they know and understand, rather than mindfulness and compassion teachers coming in to deliver these skills from outside your organisation.
In response to this demand we have had to limit the number of programmes we deliver each year to x25 organisations. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get your organisation on the list for 2024.
Benefits of Workplace Mindfulness
This 'train the trainer' programme teaches advocates mindfulness and compassion skills, tools and practices that support the mental and emotional health and well-being of employees, their teams and the organisation as a whole, thereby promoting culture change.
The JOY Programme® will empower those identified as having a responsibility for the health and well-being of employees within an organisation to learn ways to positively impact on their colleagues’ levels of happiness and joy by developing a toolkit to use both at work and in their personal lives.
This training pathway consists of a 2-hour JOY Foundation e-course, focusing on building the advocate's own personal resilience, followed by a 12-hour programme that is designed to empower participants to become 'Mindfulness and Compassion JOY Advocates'. It's delivered with Trainers either online or in the workplace.
Mindfulness and Compassion 2-hour Foundation e-course
This e-course to be completed before they start their 12-hour training.
The course focuses on building each advocates own personal resilience.
Following this course, all learners will be equipped to start their comprehensive training on “The JOY Programme®”.
This programme is designed to support all organisations of all sizes, across the world. By focusing on your employees well-being today, you are investing in your businesses future.
The cost includes:
- The JOY Foundation e-course.
- Access to notes, videos and quizzes via a Learning Management System.
- Training from highly experienced trainers.
- On-going teaching assessments as part of the training.
- Certificate of accreditation from the CPD Standards Office.
Developing mindfulness at work supports innovation, collaboration and empowerment. Studies have indicated that learning mindfulness provides professionals with useful work skills such as empathy, concentration and awareness of the present moment.
Meet the team
Karen started her career as a nurse at St Thomas Hospital before joining the Independent Medial and Psychological Services, focusing on treating patients with complex psychological, emotional and medical needs. It was there that she introduced mindfulness and stress management techniques to patients and their carers. Karen then co-founded MindfulnessUK, has been teaching mindfulness for over 30-years and is the author of Compassionate Mindful Inquiry in Therapeutic Practice.
Angie started in residential care, specialising in LAC, children with SLCN and adults with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities before moving into Further Education. She lectured in Health and Social Care, led in learning support and trained employees. Since joining MindfulnessUK Angie has developed and delivered Mindfulness and Compassion for groups of young people, including the Mental Health Foundation, and contributed to the GPG: Mindfulness-based programmes for people with Learning Disabilities.