Wellbeing at work

This practical course is aimed at everyone who wants to improve their wellbeing. It will help you to understand how the five essential elements of wellbeing link together, and why wellbeing at work is critical.

Wellbeing at work

Relaxed, informal and highly participative, the workshop is packed with exercises, tools and techniques to help you create great work-life balance and to feel supported to improve any areas of your life that feel out of kilter. It focuses on learning from experience to support your development on a personal basis and make the subject real for you, in and out of the workplace.

It can be run flexibly in-house as a full- or half-day course or as a series of four introductory sessions over one day, to allow you to maximise the number of staff able to attend.

Topics will include:
  • What is wellbeing?
  • The five essential elements
  • Wellbeing and work
  • Finding your balance
  • Identifying personal triggers
  • Tools and techniques for personal development and self-management.
Specific wellbeing topics - two-hour, half-day or full-day sessions
In addition to the wellbeing workshop, we offer a series of topic-based workshops, again on a flexible full-day, half-day or introductory session basis, including:
  • Relaxation tools and techniques
  • Dealing with anxiety and worries
  • Building your personal confidence
  • Setting personal goals for health and wellbeing
  • Pain management tools and techniques
  • Weight management and enjoying a healthy lifestyle
  • Handling difficult conversations at work with confidence
  • Overcoming fears and phobias.
These workshops are a great way for your organisation to demonstrate that you take employee wellbeing seriously and are putting in place proactive measures to support them and combat potential causes of stress.
Previous delegates have said: 
“I gained an ability to feel in control of bringing my blood pressure down when feeling stressed.”
“Learnt methods of relaxation and how to reduce the level of stress I suffer, especially at work.”
“It was actually reassuring to see a cross-section of employees at the wellbeing sessions. It is also obvious and again reassuring that my employer takes seriously workplace, personal and home stress and is proactive in supporting employees with these issues.”
Who should attend?
Everyone with an interest in wellbeing, from chief executives through to managers, supervisors and frontline housing and support officers.

Tahira Hussain

Equality and diversity Tahira Hussain

Tahira Hussain has extensive experience working in the statutory and voluntary sectors. She had a 16-year career in social work, mental health, community development, charity and the housing sector.

Tahira has a successful track record in consultancy, training and project management. As an experienced project manager Tahira has delivered a range of projects, these include equality and diversity, domestic abuse awareness and inclusion strategies. Tahira has worked across a range of customer groups, including young people foyers, care homes, sheltered schemes and refuges in a contractual and consultancy capacity delivering therapy support, engaging with service users and training staff.  Tahira delivers one to one and group coaching to young people and families to develop confidence, increase self-esteem, develop goals and manage wellbeing.

Qualified as a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist, she is a member of the BABCP and BPS and regularly delivers training sessions to organisations across a range of developing awareness topics in this area, including mental health awareness, managing mental health, autism and ADHD challenges and support, challenging behaviours, child protection and safeguarding. Tahira is also NLP qualified.

As a qualified and experienced specialist psychological therapist in primary mental health care she treats people with depression, worry and anxiety covering a range of issues. She has an excellent record in achieving recovery and integrating good practice in multi-agency support in patient centred therapy treatment plans. Working with a range of ages and groups, Tahira works on a one to one basis and in groups to deliver support. She has experience working with families of children with a disability, ADHD, Autism and Dyspraxia. Exploring wellbeing, tools and interventions with a focus on coping mechanisms and understanding different elements of managing on a day to day basis, Tahira utilises an experiential learning and development approach to ensure client led intervention and client focused decision making. Her approach is to empower and enable individuals to identify and manage wellbeing methods and self-help techniques based on CBT tools.

She also delivers psychological therapies as a school counsellor at Chethams School of Music supporting young people with a range of disorders including depression, worry, anxiety covering issues including bereavement, loss, PTSD, family, relationships, eating disorders, confidence and self-esteem issues using CBT based interventions. She also runs private client therapy sessions. This is combined with regular staff training sessions on areas including counselling, support skills and focused topics such as self-harm and dual diagnosis approaches.

Working as  a training associate for national agencies she has utilised her experience in the housing, health and care sector and delivered a menu of training packages aimed to support staff, stakeholders and residents on a range of topics including mental health awareness, mental health and wellbeing, safeguarding children and adults, equality and diversity, stress management, managing depression, effective psychological interventions, recovering from trauma and developing self-esteem.

Tahira is also an approved therapist and associate for Anxiety UK to support wellbeing and awareness of mental health through training, briefings, regular events and seminars.