By engaging in these workshops there is an opportunity to learn more about mental health and wellbeing issues that may arise and consider how to manage them.

The Workshops

These interactive workshops are independent of and complementary to each other and are suitable for all staff who wish to:

  • Develop their knowledge of mental health, stress, resilience and wellbeing, and
  • enhance their skills, behaviours and confidence in managing these topics effectively and positively.

No prerequisite knowledge or training is required.

Managing Mental Wellbeing at Work

A 2 hour workshop for managers and supervisors to:

  • Enhance awareness of mental health and wellbeing;
  • identify the sources, causes and warning signs of poor mental wellbeing;
  • use effective listening tools and techniques to acknowledge difficult feelings and circumstances;
  • facilitate constructive and open conversations with employees with mental ill health or other health conditions, to identify and implement appropriate support mechanisms;
  • signpost people for additional support and consider reasonable adjustments.



On campus: Chancellors' Building 3.16

Manage Energy, Not Time

The number of hours in a day is fixed, but the quantity and quality of energy available to us is not.

  • Identify energy zappers that impact on productivity, performance and workload;
  • consider strategies and techniques to boost and sustain your energy throughout the day;
  • design your day with energy in mind to manage your priorities.




Resilience and Wellbeing

  • Explore a model of personal resilience and wellbeing; identifying strengths and development areas;
  • practice effective techniques for developing resilience and wellbeing;
  • develop an action plan to improve their own wellbeing.




Pressure, Stress and Performance

  • Recognise the warning signs and causes of poor wellbeing and stress;
  • manage key sources of pressure and stress using a practical and researched framework;
  • explore thinking strategies that impact on stress levels and personal wellbeing;
  • reflect on actions you would like to take that support you and your staff manage mental wellbeing and stress.




Conversations about suicide

We encourage everyone in our community to engage with the Zero Suicide Alliance Training. This training lasts less than 30 minutes, whilst at times it may be uncomfortable, once completed we hope you will have a better understanding of suicide, why it happens and what you can do to help prevent it. This training also works towards the wider aim of breaking down the stigma surrounding suicide by encouraging open conversations about it.

To enrol on this training please email Marcia Martin (


Bookings can be made via iTrent Employee Self Service (ESS). Instructions on how to book your place using ESS.

Search for :

"Mental" for the Managing Mental Wellbeing at Work
"Pressure" for the Pressure Stress and Performance Workshop
"Resilience" for the Resilience and Wellbeing Workshop
"Energy" for the Manage Energy, Not Time workshop

Your manager will receive an automated notification when you book or cancel a place on a course using ESS. If you have any booking queries please email Marcia Martin