Workplace Wellbeing Programmes

Developing employee wellbeing for high performance. Here are our programmes aimed at organisations looking to improve their employees mental health and wellbeing in the workplace:

Mental Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace

In the workplace, there is still a great deal of ignorance around mental health issues, including uncertainty about how to recognise and react to mental illness. Mental health is estimated to cost UK employers the equivalent of £1,300 for every employee in their workforce. 

According to the Centre for Mental Health, simple steps to improve the management of mental health in the workplace will allow employers to save 30% or more of these costs. 

But implementing a mental health strategy in your organisation involves more than Mental Health First Aid. This workshop provides an introduction to the 3 components necessary to build an organisation where people thrive.

What Do Participants Learn?

Participants gain a clear view of the factors affecting mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, aligned with our 3-tier model: 

  • Prevent: Understand the working practices that set employees up for success
  • Nurture: Provide your people with the skills and resources required to be at their best
  • Support: Recognise mental health issues in the workplace and know how to provide support for those experiencing mental health difficulties
  • Tips and techniques for building a wellbeing strategy in your organisation

Who Should Attend?

  • Designated mental health champions
  • HR
  • People Leaders

Format

  • 1 day
  • Experiential workshop
  • Instructor-led

Thrive at Work

Our mental wellbeing underpins our behaviour, our happiness and our performance. For organisations, improving the mental wellbeing of their people brings many benefits. Happy people are more creative, better at problem solving, better in leadership positions and take less time off sick. As such, improvements in mental wellbeing result in higher engagement, productivity and business results.

What Do Participants Learn?

Participants explore their own wellbeing and obtain some practical tools they can use right away to perform more effectively in their daily lives:

  • Understanding the brain
  • The body and mind system
  • Knowing their values, purpose and beliefs
  • Techniques for improving their own wellbeing
  • Building their own personal wellbeing toolkit

Who Should Attend?

  • All associates
  • Please see our ‘Thrive as a Leader’ workshop for a similar offering specifically designed for leaders

Format

  • 1 day
  • Experiential workshop
  • Instructor-led

Thrive as a Leader

Every organisation needs effective leaders. Leaders must be able to face new challenges, drive change and get the most from their teams. 

A leader’s mental well-being underpins their behaviour and performance. Mentally fit leaders better engage their teams, are more adept at driving change and are fully equipped to thrive during  challenging situations.

What Do Participants Learn?

Leaders explore their own wellbeing and obtain some practical tools they can use right away to perform more effectively in their daily lives:

  • Understanding their brain
  • The body and mind system
  • Knowing their values, purpose and beliefs
  • Increasing their resilience and reducing stress
  • Building their own personal wellbeing toolkit

Who Should Attend?

  • Leaders
  • Please see our ‘Thrive at Work’ workshop  for a similar offering specifically designed for all associates

Format

  • 1 day
  • Experiential workshop
  • Instructor-led

Manage Thriving Teams

Managers make or break employee wellbeing. Equip your leaders with the skills needed to generate a culture of wellbeing, and the ability to recognise signs of poor mental health when they arise.

What Do Participants Learn?

Managers gain the knowledge, skills and key behaviours needed to lead thriving teams, aligned with the Thriving at Work core standards:

  • Understanding mental wellbeing and the link with performance
  • Creating a culture of wellbeing
  • Reducing burnout
  • Recognising signs of poor mental wellbeing
  • Conversational skills
  • Knowing what to do when a member of your team is suffering from poor mental health

Who Should Attend?

  • People leaders
  • HR

Format

  • 1 day
  • Experiential workshop
  • Instructor-led

Know Your Why

Research shows that less than 20% of leaders can articulate their own purpose. Enable your people to uncover the values that drive them and understand their own personal why. Explore the connection with organisational purpose and help them find clarity, meaning and purpose at work.

What Do Participants Learn?

Participants’ impact and engagement are maximised:

  • Finding their personal purpose
  • Discovering their unique values and satisfaction with living those values
  • Identifying their inner critic
  • Exploring how they can better live their values and purpose, at work and at home
  • Aligning on their team purpose (when workshop is run for an intact team)

Who Should Attend?

  • Leaders
  • All associates

Format

  • 1 day
  • Experiential workshop
  • Instructor-led

Drop-in Coaching

This offers a support structure to improve the mental wellbeing of your employees on an ‘as needed’ basis.

A qualified coach is available in your workplace to discuss individual topics, assist with personal development and encourage wellbeing. Drop-in coaching offers an effective and efficient way to support the mental wellbeing of all people in your workforce. People benefit from the support of an external partner, with whom they can discuss personal issues in confidence. Willow & Puddifoot coaches work with individuals to explore specific issues and build their mental wellbeing toolkit. 

What Topics are Included?

Every coaching relationship is unique and built around the needs of each individual. The person will typically:

  • Bring their own personal topics
  • Discuss personal or professional challenges
  • Explore their own mental wellbeing
  • Try out wellbeing techniques to support their personal needs

Who Should Attend?

  • All employees, on an ‘as needed’ basis
  • Can be made available for a specific group

Format

  • 50-minute sessions
  • Our coaches are situated in your workplace for a select number of days per week or fortnight. People sign up for a 1-to-1 slot with a coach on an ‘as needed’ basis. 

1-to-1 Leadership Coaching

A Willow & Puddifoot 1-to-1 coaching programme supports an individual to achieve a level of performance and wellbeing that likely would not be possible if left to their own devices. 

The coach will work with the person on their own personalised goals and support them to experiment with selected mental wellbeing techniques. By supporting the leader over a period of time, the coach will help them to establish goals, assist with personal growth and develop new ways of thinking.

What Topics are Included?

Every coaching relationship is unique and built around the individual’s needs. The person will typically: 

  • Bring their own personal topics
  • Get to know themselves – their values, purpose, inner leader and inner critic
  • Discuss personal or professional challenges
  • Explore their own mental wellbeing
  • Develop, test and evolve their own wellbeing toolkit

Who Should Attend?

  • Leaders
  • High potentials
  • Those taking on new and challenging roles

Format

  • Can be offered stand alone or integrated into a leadership development solution
  • Typically consists of a series of 50-minute coaching sessions, per person
  • Coaching sessions can be held face-to-face or by virtual meeting (via Skype, FaceTime etc)