Leading with Wellbeing.

Wellbeing 1st Responder for Leaders and Managers.

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Key information.

11-14 hours online study with 3x live online workshops.

Wellbeing 1st Responder Certificate – optional ILM Recognition available.

£760+VAT per person.

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Building on Wellbeing 1st Responder training.

Navigating the power gradient for psychological safety.

Wellbeing First Responders (W1Rs) provide early intervention and prevent everyday mental health and workplace issues escalating into personal crises and costly absence.

  • Unlike other programmes, W1R provides a robust neuroscience-based ‘skills set’ that focuses on the power of work to increase wellness.
  • Using our Cari wellbeing platform, W1Rs are equipped to measure the impact of their conversations and signposting ensuring they are proven safe, economical, effective and culture positive.
  • Managers learn their key responsibilities to health and safety, and how to navigate the power gradients for psychological safety, peak performance, and trust cultures.

Course Details

An estimated 11-14 hours of self-learning, with three live workshops. Connect with your peers and build a supportive network as you learn and practice together. Expert help from your tutors will guide you to develop deeper Wellbeing 1st Response skills. Learn to navigate the power gradients keeping everyone psychologically safe, and fulfil your responsibilities as a manager/leader to mental health under the HSE.

Optional ILM Recognition available.

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This evidence-based program is designed for managers who want to integrate mental health awareness into their daily practice at a non-clinical level. Building on the skills developed in the Wellbeing 1st Responder training, this course enables managers to address mental health and safety needs effectively within their teams.

Students will learn how to encourage conversations about wellbeing and mental health in the workplace, exploring ways to break down stigma and foster a positive culture. The program promotes the importance of monitoring personal wellbeing, emphasizing mindfulness, scope of practice, and boundaries. Wellbeing 1st Responders work to ensure team members feel valued, worthy of support, and know where to find the resources they need.

Additionally, the course equips managers to handle difficult scenarios and navigate the power gradient: finding the balance of being supportive while maintaining focus on business objectives. It enhances the skills of Mental Health First Aiders, providing them with a deeper level of knowledge to contribute to a robust wellbeing culture and empower colleagues to proactively address wellbeing challenges.

This training empowers managers to create a supportive workplace environment, respond to mental health needs, and support their teams effectively without compromising on business goals.

  1. Understand the role of the Wellbeing Advocate and Wellbeing First Responder, and how these are vital in developing healthy and connected workplaces and organisations.
  2. Understand the importance of scope of practice and setting boundaries, and how to have safe conversations about wellbeing.
  3. Understand what can affect wellbeing in the workplace, and how to build a supportive and non-stigmatising culture for everyone.
  4. Reflect on and understand how to apply their learning to their role by promoting access to resources and role modelling open and engaged attitudes to wellbeing.
  5. Understand how to contract with conversation partners, and apply this to working with practice wellbeing conversation colleagues.
  6. Understand how to manage difficult scenarios safely, within scope of practice and boundaries.
  7. Contract effectively with conversation partners, set safe boundaries and practice wellbeing conversation skills.
  8. Develop effective reflection skills and apply this to their own practice of wellbeing conversations.
  9. Understand the role of the manager in mental health and safety in the workplace. 
  10. Understand the different power gradients that may be in play, and how to mitigate their effects on wellbeing and openness.
  11. How to navigate the power gradients for psychological safety, peak performance and trust cultures.

11-14 hours online study with 3x live online workshops.

Wellbeing 1st Responder Certificate – optional ILM Recognition available.

Buy course

Study your way.

On the bus, in the gym – wherever works for you. Our online learning platform is accessible from any device, with bitesized learning designed for you.

  • Buy your course via our website and get access to create your account and enrol. Need an invoice in advance, or want to book for lots of people? Contact us.
  • Get started straight away with your online study, then join us at one of the live workshop sessions.
  • Your tutors are on hand and available to provide support and guidance, and we have forums for you to build a supportive peer network.

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