It wasn’t until my husband had a panic attack in Auckland in January 2019 and he thought he was having a heart attack and going to die on the street, that I understood what a huge problem not only New Zealand but the world has with Anxiety, the most common form of mental illness. With tough minded west coast genetics, it wasn’t until I started talking about it I realised almost everyone I spoke to either suffered from it, or knew someone very close who did.
Why then do we not talk about it? It is debilitating, affects wellbeing at work, productivity, families, relationships, health and so much more. New Zealand’s youth suicide rate is the worst in the OECD countries. That is shameful. 14,000,000 people are on medication for it in the USA. What is happening to humanity?
So the Bloom team have have decided to use their skills, talents and connections to make a difference to those suffering with Anxiety by coordinating a competition for Learning Designers globally to co-create elearning modules that will improve wellness at work, supporting those learning teams who want to support those affected at work. The winner will provide their module at no cost to any organisation or individual who wants it. In fact after April 31st, the module can be taken right here at the bottom of the page.
You will see in the Terms and Conditions, the content must be based on the New Zealand Mental Health Foundation's '5 ways to wellness at work' toolkit.
Join us on World Happiness Day 20 March to celebrate being happy, as well as the launch of the competition.
Enter here!1. Check terms and conditions here. You must use the New Zealand Mental Health's '5 ways to wellness' toolkit as subject matter to make engaging learning.2. Create your digital learning. Any digital/elearning authouring tool can be used. It could be the 'actual 5 ways to wellness' techniques, it might be a scenario, it might be a 'where's wally' treasure hunt of people experiencing symptoms. Be as creative as you like with the end result being learning that helps people cope with anxiety.3. As there is no platform to upload SCORM files, we have selected a video platform that allows uploading, voting and sharing. Create a video of no longer than 2 minutes of you completing the learning. Audio ok to use. See T&Cs for video formats.4. Upload and start sharing!
Thanks to GO1 for sponsoring the prize money!Any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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