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    and be positive about mental health

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    because your staff are your business

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    and reduce sickness absence costs 

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    by equipping & training your managers


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    by investing in workforce wellbeing 

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    and retain valued and experienced staff 

Raising Awareness

'To increase confidence - by investing in mental
health awareness training for line managers and other staff'

Recommendation for employers from MINDFUL EMPLOYER Evaluation

Investing in mental health awareness training demonstrates that you, as an employer, support your staff in this area of concern, and will also enhance the delivery of your business and the service you provide. Workways, which runs MINDFUL EMPLOYER, offers practical, competitively-priced workshops, designed to increase awareness of mental health among your managers and staff. Our workshops are led by facilitators who will help equip your employees with the tools and knowledge to confidently address workplace issues. We charge by group not per participant and find that a maximum of 15 people per workshop provides the best learning experience. 

These workshops can be adapted to suit your requirements and are delivered at your premises. Do please contact us to discuss.


Being a Mindful Manager - Mental Health Awareness for Managers

Duration: 3 hours

Outline: This workshop focuses on stress, anxiety, depression and bi-polar disorder, the impact on the workplace, having conversations with staff, supporting presence and managing absence. Download more details and why not take a look at our film about having conversations at work too. 

Suitable for: Focusing on practice not policies, this workshop is specifically for line managers, especially those with little or no knowledge of mental health issues. Directors, HR, Occupational Health, Union and other staff representatives may also find it helpful.

This workshop can be delivered to your managers at your premises.

We will also be holding open workshops at Workways in Exeter on 12 Feb, 2 Apr, 18 June, 8 Oct 2019. Book online now.

'Very informative session, will certainly support me as a line manager in supporting staff.'

'We all really appreciate such a fantastic course.  Its great to hear everyone today talking about it in such a positive way..."

'A bit cynical prior to the session, but it was fantastic, interactive and relatable'


Being Aware - Mental Health Awareness for Staff    

Duration: 3 hours

Outline: An in-depth look at common mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety and more severe ones such as psychosis, schizophrenia, personality disorder and bi-polar disorder. The half-day workshop also considers causes, coping mechanisms and helping people in distress. Download more details.

Suitable for: It is especially suitable for frontline staff or anyone with little or no knowledge of mental health conditions.

This workshop can be delivered to your staff at your premises.

We will also be holding open workshops at Workways in Exeter on 7 Dec 2018, 12 Feb, 5 Sept & 3 Dec 2019. Book online now.

'The best mental health awareness training I have had. I've been to several and none have covered the subject as well as today' 


Keeping Well at Work  

Duration: 3 hours

Outline: This interactive workshop introduces practical tools, including the internationally acknowledged Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) approach, mindfulness and 5 Ways to Wellbeing. Looking from both organisational and individual perspectives, this half-day session covers how to help people maintain their wellbeing, identify if that level of wellbeing drops and what can be done to help.  Keeping Well at Work develops the themes first introduced in our Being Resilient workshop.  Download more details

Suitable for: All employees.  This workshop could stand alone, be an 'add-on' to one of our other workshops or a session on a Team Day, for example.  

This workshop can be delivered to your employees at your premises.

We will also be holding open workshops at Workways in Exeter on 7 Dec 2018, 2 Apr, 18 June, 5 Sep, 3 Dec 2019. Book online now.

'Really useful session. Put across in easy to understand language and good thoughts about putting into action. Thank you!'

'It's been a really helpful workshop that I've really enjoyed'

'This was a great session and I would recommend it to others'


Being Resilient

Duration: 1¼ hours

Outline: Being Resilient aims to give an introduction to the topic of resilience. It covers the basics of  how to build up personal resilience and managing wellbeing and includes a brief overview of practical approaches such as WRAP, mindfulness and 5 Ways to Wellbeing. Download more details

Suitable for: All employees. This workshop could stand alone, be an 'add-on' to one of our other workshops or a session on a Team Day, for example.   This content of this workshop is also included in the Keeping Well at Work session.  

This workshop can be delivered to your employees at your premises. 

All the above workshops can be delivered at your premises and we can also provide bespoke sessions of different content or duration to suit your organisation - please contact us to discuss. 

We have delivered workshops and bespoke sessions to groups of managers and staff at...

 (*Indicates that we have received repeat requests for workshops or delivered more than one)

A E Rodda & Sons Ltd (Redruth)*

All3Media (London)

Allied Bakeries (West Bromwich)*

Ansbury (Poole)*

Aspire (Stanmore, Middlesex)

Association of Teachers & Lecturers*

Barnfield College (Luton)*

Barnwood Trust (Cheltenham)*

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Bath College*

Bath Spa University*

Bicton College (Devon)

Big Lottery Fund*

Birmingham & Sandwell Hospitals NHS Trust*

Brentwood Council*

Bristol City Council*

Bristol Drugs Project*

Bristol Schools

Cambridgeshire University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

CCA International (Ringwood)*

Chard Independent School

Checkatrade (Selsey)*

Cheshire East Council

Christies Care (Saxmundham)

CHS Group (Cambridge)*

City College Plymouth*

Cobham Microwave (Chichester)

Community Clean (Wimborne, Dorset)

Connect Assist (Cardiff)

Contact Associates (Taunton) 

Cornerstone Housing Group

Dairycrest (Cornwall)

Dartmoor National Park Authority*

DeLonghi Group (inc Kenwood & Braun) (Havant)*

Devon County Council*

Devon & Cornwall Constabulary*

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service

Devon, Somerset & Torbay Trading Standards*

Devon Partnership NHS Trust *

Dorset Healthcare NHS Trust 

Dorset Wildlife Trust*

East Devon Council* 

East Surrey College*

Eduserve (Bath)*

European Tyre Enterprise Ltd (Kwik-Fit) (Letchworth)

Exeter Central Library*

Exeter City Council*

Exeter College

Exeter Community Initiatives 

Exeter Council for Voluntary Service

Exmoor National Park Authority*

Firesec North West Ltd

Frimley Park Hospital NHS Trust (Surrey)

GE Oil & Gas (Nailsea, Bristol)*

Gloucestershire County Council 

Golding Homes (Maidstone)*

Hastings Direct (Leicester)*

Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 

Homegroup (Cheltenham)

Huddersfield New College

Icon Films (Bristol)

Isle of Anglesey Council*

Leicester College

Leicestershire County Council*

Living Options, Devon

Lincolnshire Co-Operative*


MacIntyre Charity

Meda Pharmaceuticals (Hatfield)

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency*

Met Office*

Mid Devon District Council

Minstead Trust (Hampshire)*

Morley College (London)*

Muir Housing (Burnley, Chester & Huntingdon)* 


National Institute for Biological Standards and Control*

NHS Devon 

NHS Somerset 

North Devon Homes

North Hertfordshire College 

Numatic International (Chard, Somerset)*


On The Waterfront (Exeter)

One Ilfracombe*

Outward (London)

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust (London)*

Perrigo (Barnstaple)*

Peterborough Regional College


PRP Architects (London)*

Radian (Windsor, Eastleigh & Petersfield)*

Richmond Fellowship Wiltshire

Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Scientiam (Birkenhead)*

Shire Leasing (Tamworth)*

Sitel (Exeter)

St Albans Primary Headteachers Conference

St Loye's Foundation (Exeter & Barnstaple)*

Small House Homes (Plymouth)

Social Care Institute for Excellence (London)

Social Finance (London)

Society of London Theatre

Somerset College

South Hams District Council

South West Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust*

South West Highways Agencies Ltd

South West Water*

Sport England*

Stroud District Council

Surrey Heath Borough Council

Sustrans (Bristol)

Teignbridge Council*

The Care Forum (Bristol)*

The Voice Union (Derby)

Thomson Reuters (Exeter)*

Torbay Council*

UK Youth (New Forest)

University of Brighton*

University of Brighton Students Union*

University of Chichester*

University of Exeter

University of St Mark & St John (Plymouth)*

Walsall Council*

Weaver Vale Housing Trust* (Northwich, Cheshire)

Westbank (Exeter)*

Westward Housing (Exmouth, Devon)

And individual employees from the following organisations have attended open access sessions run by Workways...

Action for Children
Alcoa Howmet 
Authentis Vocational Services
Avon & Somerset Probation Trust   
Bath & North East Somerset Council
Birmingham City Council
Bristol City Council
Burgess Salmon
Busy Bee Nursery Schools Ltd
Careers South West
Carn to Coast Health Services
Claro Learning
Contact Associates  
Cornwall Council

Cornwall Hoousing
Covalent Software
Dartmoor National Park Authority
Dept for Work & Pensions
Devon & Cornwall Housing  
Devon & Cornwall Police
Devon & Cornwall Probation Trust
Devon County Council
Devon Nature Walks
Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Devon Referral Support Service
Defence Science & Technology Laboratory
Devon Welfare Rights Unit
Diocese of Winchester
Dorset, Devon & Cornwall Community Rehabilitation Company
Dorset Fire & Rescue Service
Dorset Probation Trust
Double Elephant Print Workshop
East Devon Council
East Devon Voluntary Services Agency 
EDF Energy
Engineering & Physical Research Council  
Essential Drug & Alcohol Services
Exeter City Council   
Exeter College  
Exeter Community Initiatives  
Exeter Council for Voluntary Service
Exeter Family Friendly
Exeter Shilhay Community  
Fifteen Cornwall
Force Cancer Charitybr
GKN Aerospace Services  
Gloucestershire Care  Services CIC
Gloucestershire County Council
Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service
Healthy Logistics
Icon Films
Homemaker South West
INTO University of Exeter Ltd
Kensey Foods
Knowle West Media Centre

Landmark Information Group
Legal Aid Agency
Leonard Cheshire Disability  
Mental Health Matters
Met Office  
Mid Devon District Council 
Milestones Trust
NHS Devon
North Bristol NHS Trust
North Devon Homes  
Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust  
North Bristol NHS Trust
Organic Arts
Parkwood Leisure
Pendragon Law
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Robert Owen Communities
Royal Bournemouth Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Devon & Exeter Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Mail
Sanctuary Housing 
Source Contact Management
South Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

South Devon College
South East Advocacy Project
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
South West Water
Speedwell Children's Centre
Stallcombe House   
St Loye's Foundation  
St Margaret's School, Exeter  
Sura Health & Wellbeing Ltd
Symes Robinson Lee, Solicitors  
Teignbridge District Council
The Care Forum
The Hub on the Green
The Sharpham Trust
The Therapeutic Training Company 
Thomson Reuters
University of Bristol Students' Union
University of Exeter   
University of Plymouth
University Hospital Bristol NHS Trust

WBW Solicitors
Westbank Healthy Living Centre
Westward Housing
Windmill Hill City Farm

... plus self-employed counsellors, occupational health advisors, occupational therapy students

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