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Working Well courses

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A workplace health and wellbeing training service

We are a team of accredited trainers who are passionate about enabling schools to achieve high standards of wellbeing for their staff which will benefit educational settings.

Our service is managed by specialist Public Health practitioners at West Berkshire Council. This means that all of our courses and workshops are based on current research and best practice in workplace wellbeing. Courses and workshops are offered on an open or bespoke basis. We offer different programmes, including:

 

Mental Health First Aider (MHFA) courses

Our accredited Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are ideal for those who are looking to increase their awareness and understanding about mental health, building confidence to offer valuable first aid to people experiencing mental distress in the workplace and in the community. We offer the internationally-recognised half-day, one-day and two-day courses, in association with MHFA England.

 

Health conversations

Our Healthy Conversations workshops incorporate a well-established approach in preventing ill-health, that is used throughout the NHS and features in many healthy workplace awards. It is about using day-to-day interactions (healthy conversations) in the workplace to encourage staff to have healthier lifestyles. Workshop participants will develop both the skills to motivate colleagues to improve their health and the knowledge to signpost colleagues to suitable resources and services.

 

Sleep and Recovery

Restful sleep is key to feeling well and thriving at work. Our NHS-trained Sleep Coach has developed a range of workshops, for those wanting to know more about current sleep science and want to explore some solutions to improve the quality of their rest and sleep. Workshops include Sleep Well - Work Well (for staff and managers), Sleep Well - Age Well (for older workers or volunteers), Sleep Well - Live Well (for working families).

 

Menopause

Menopausal women are the fastest growing demographic in the UK workforce. Many experience a wide range of symptoms that affect their wellbeing at work. Making menopause a subject that no one is embarrassed to talk about helps women to have the confidence to ask for support if they need it. Our range of awareness workshops include options for managers and staff, to improve understanding and support for colleagues experiencing menopausal symptoms.

 

Substance Misuse

This training is delivered by our specialist trainer, with 30 years of professional experience in the substance misuse field. Drug and alcohol misuse is the use of illegal drugs and misuse of alcohol, medicines and substances such as solvents. We offer open half-day workshops and bespoke training for staff who want to increase their knowledge of managing substance misuse.

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Get in touch

If you'd like to find out more about our Working Well courses or arrange a bespoke workshop for your school, you can call us or email the Wellbeing Team or see the main West Berkshire Council website.
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The Learning Well programme is a range of training courses and workshops provided by West Berkshire Wellbeing, to meet the health and wellbeing needs of school aged children and young people.
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Find out more about the West Berkshire Wellbeing team, our Workplace Wellbeing courses, Family courses and Learning Well programmes
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The following courses are open Workplace Wellbeing courses - please contact the Wellbeing Team to discuss any bespoke courses for your school on 01635 503 437 or email wellbeing@westberks.gov.uk
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