Healthy Minds at Work

You play a vital role in engaging in constructive interactions with colleagues when under pressure. Safety Health & Wellbeing offers staff a range of courses to help develop crucial and highly valuable skills needed to contribute to a positive work environment.

The positive psychology courses available provide you with practical strategies to confidently respond to difficult situations, assist colleagues under stress and understand the impact of change.

Training is run by the Communicorp Group and is delivered on campus as full and/or half day face to face workshops. Some of the courses are specifically for managers.

Courses on offer include:

Topic Dates

Interpersonal dynamics

  • Gain insight into interpersonal dynamics so that you can be constructively assertive.
  • Techniques to apply knowledge gained around maintaining emotional wellbeing.
  • Learn how to make it easier for others to shift into more constructive emotional states.
  • Be more capable of keeping your balance even if those surrounding you are not.
Monday 13th November

Complex Personalities at Work - All Staff

  • Recognise more common signs of complex personality types.
  • Learn practical, realistic solutions and strategies for dealing with these tricky and demanding situations.

Monday 9th October

Maintaining Balance Under Pressure, Combating Conflict - All Staff

  • Learn about the Total Behaviour Model as a framework for better managing conflict situations.
  • Look at resolving short-term or situation-specific conflict that can occur from time to time.
  • Effective for staff working with client or management roles/

Friday 25th August

Wednesday 8th November

Maintaining Resilience Through Change - All Staff

  • Understand the psychology of workplace change.
  • Gain skills to adapt and support yourself through uncertainty ulitilising contemporary theories of stress practical resilience.

Friday 25th August

Wednesday 25th October

Practical Resilience - All Staff

  • Do a Resilience Health Check. Practical steps to maintain and build resilience.
  • Explore physical wellness, social engagement, signature strengths, personal/ workplace alignment and emotional self-management.
  • Gain empowerment via a Personal Action Plan.

Monday 9th October

Monday 13th November

Workplace Mental Health Essentials - All Staff

  • Build confidence and capability to create a positive work environment.
  • Recognise early warning signs and practical intervention and support options.
  • Initiate conversations, skills practice and case studies.
  • Manage confidentiality issues.

Wednesday 25th October

Workplace Mental Health Essentials - Managers

  • Develop and refine crucial and highly valuable skills to create a positive work environment.
  • Learn strategies to confidently respond to difficult situations, assist colleagues under stress and understand the impact of change.
  • Your vital role in helping others bounce back quickly and engage in constructive interactions even when under pressure. 


Tuesday 12th September

Managing Resilience Through Change - Managers

  • Gain understanding of the psychology of workplace change and how to adapt to and proactively support staff professionally and personally through uncertainty and ambiguity of workplace change.
  • Exert influence and intervene when a staff member is having difficulty coping, and challenge dysfunctional thinking often associated with adjusting to change.
  • Promote positive change choices in others.

No further sessions in 2017 at this stage.