Employee wellbeing workshops

Employee Wellbeing

At Green Shoots Learning we believe that Employee Wellbeing should be at the heart of every business.  Employee absence can be a huge challenge and burden for employers.  With stress being a major cause of absence in the workplace and costing UK businesses over £5 billion a year and work related stress forming part of the UK HSE's management standards, it's more important than ever to take wellbeing seriously. 


Growing Resilience with Mental Toughness

This half day workshop is designed to give delegates an understanding of what resilience is and how building our resilience levels impacts on what we can achieve both in the workplace and in our personal lives. The workshop covers;

  • What Mental Toughness is and how it impacts on our ability to perform

  • Overview of the Components of Mental Toughness

    • Challenge

    • Commitment

    • Confidence

    • Control

  • Outline of how Mental Toughness can be developed

Mental Health in the Workplace - Level 1 (VTQ)

This half day workshop is designed as an awareness course looking at Mental Health in the Workplace.  it is designed for all levels of staff and gives a great overview of this topic.

Individual topics include:-

  • Understand the difference between mental health and mental ill health.

  • Describe the components of mental well-being and how it relates to resilience.

  • Understand how risk factors associated with mental ill health can lead to problems in the workplace.

  • Be able to recognise how mental health problems can affect day-to-day living

  • Understand how social and cultural attitudes can lead to mental illness

  • Understanding causes of stress and knowing how stress can stem from influences resulting from work

  • Be able to understand different types of mental health

Mental Health in the Workplace - Level 2 (VTQ)

This full day workshop is ideal for all levels of employees/team leader and management to give them a better understanding of Mental Health in the Workplace.  

Please see below a selection of topics covered:-

  • Meaning of Mental Health and Mental Ill Health 

  • Mental Health and Discrimination / stereotyping

  • Causes, signs and symptoms of harmful stress 

  • Causes, signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety 

  • Legislation applied to mental health in the UK workplace

  • Promoting a healthy workplace

  • Supporting an employee with mental ill health related problems

Mental Health in the Workplace - Level 3 (VTQ)

This two day workshop is ideal for managers to give them a better understanding of Mental Health in the Workplace.

Please see below a selection of topics covered:-

  • How Mental Health problems affect day to day living

  • Stereotyping in Mental Health - media & mental illness and the stigma in mental ill health

  • Causes, signs and symptoms of useful stress 

  • Signs and symptoms of harmful stress

  • Causes, signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety 

  • Mental Health in the workplace - why is Mental Health not discussed at work?

  • What legislation applies to Mental Health in the UK

  • Advice for Manager/Employer - Offering Support - Absence due to Mental Ill health

  • Supporting people to stay or return to work

  • Promoting a healthy workplace - 5 steps to Mental Wellbeing

Emotional Intelligence at Work

Emotional Intelligence a key skill to have in all aspects of your work and home life. It helps us work better with our colleagues, reduces stress, increases our resilience and helps us hugely when supervising or managing a team. 


This introductory course looks at the 5 aspects of Emotional Intelligence;

  • Explain what Emotional Intelligence is

  • Recognise how and why emotions affect you

  • Identify how emotionally intelligent you are

  • Identify your areas of development

Effective Conflict Management

As we all know, at work people disagree, this course is designed to support your team in understanding the importance of conflict management and how to effectively deal with conflicts that arise in the workplace. 

Key topics include:


  • The different types of conflict

  • Signs of conflict

  • Causes of conflict

  • Appropriate responses to conflict

  • ​Developing a proactive strategy

  • Communication and influencing skills

  • Prevention of conflict

Using Assertive Behaviour

Having a lack of confidence at work can cause you big problems and you can sometimes find yourself saying 'yes' to tasks that don't belong to you.  You may feel it is easier to say 'yes' than to be assertive and say 'no'.


key topics covered in this workshop include:

  • Definitions of assertive behaviour

  • Behaviour patterns - aggressive and passive

  • Your self awareness of personal barriers to being more assertive

  • Why others behave the way they do?

  • Keeping in control

  • Giving feedback

  • Non-violent communication

  • Learning to say 'no'

Stress Management - Building Resilience

Stress at work is part of the H&S Directive and is a topic we should all take seriously. With Mental Health high on the agenda in so many organisations it is essential that we can recognise our own stress triggers and understand how we can build resilience to stress. 

Topics covered in this workshop include:

  • What is stress?

  • What is resilience?

  • How to recognise stress within yourself?

  • Understanding your triggers

  • Ways to deal with stress

  • Recognising stress within others

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