Wellbeing Conversations for Managers : York Business Support Programme

18 Oct 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on the importance of health and wellbeing in the workplace in an unprecedented way, and highlighted the importance of the line manager relationship and wellbeing conversations. This half-day workshop is designed to equip managers to start having wellbeing conversations with their team members. A fully funded opportunity for up to 20 North Yorkshire, with Business Horsepower

Tuesday 18 October, 13:00-17:00, The Alternative Workspace (York)

What does the programme deliver?

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on the importance of health and wellbeing in the workplace in an unprecedented way, and highlighted the importance of the line manager relationship and wellbeing conversations. Deloitte estimate that this the cost of poor employee mental health for UK employers will rise to £56 billion, so there is a real need for organisations to help equip their managers with the skills to manage wellbeing in the workplace.

This is a half-day workshop designed to equip managers to start having wellbeing conversations with their team members.  (A health and wellbeing conversation is a supportive, coaching-style one-to-one discussions focused on building individual and team resilience.) It provides delegates with a framework for having a productive wellbeing conversation and during the programme they also create their own wellbeing plan.  The training is highly interactive with lots of breakout sessions so that the attendees walk away feeling empowered as to how to have a wellbeing conversation with their team members that is powerful and solution orientated.

Course Outcomes:

  • Understand the business case for workplace wellbeing
  • Understand the responsibilities of managers and leaders
  • Recognise the unhelpful roles leaders may step into when dealing with wellbeing issues
  • Use a structured process to lead wellbeing conversations
  • Develop active listening skills
  • Confidently signpost to additional resources and supports
  • Maintain clear boundaries
  • Prioritise self-care

Business Benefits:

  • Decreased employee absenteeism and turnover
  • Increased employee engagement
  • Improved productivity and profitability

Date and Venue

Tuesday 18 October 1pm-5pm, The Alternative Workspace, Richmond House, 4 St Mary’s Court, York, YO24 1AH

About the facilitator

Julia Felton of Business HorsePower is the lead facilitator for this workshop.  Julia is a business consultant, executive leadership coach and master practitioner of NLP, and has over 20 years of experience in business leadership both as an entrepreneur and as an intrapreneur at Arthur Andersen and Deloitte. She knows first-hand the challenges of employee wellbeing, after nearly burning out in her corporate role.

Over the last two years, Julia has been delivering wellbeing solutions to support NHS employees cope with the pandemic, including training over 350 team leaders to have effective and productive wellbeing conversations.

Further Details

Places are limited, so please register your interest early to avoid disappointment.

If you are interested in participating, please fill in the form on this page and we will be in contact with you. If you would like to know more, please contact joseph.midgley@ynygrowthhub.com

This programme is delivered in partnership between the York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub, City of York Council, Harrogate Borough Council, & Business Horsepower.

The Growth Hub are collaborating with City of York Council, Harrogate Borough Council and different providers to deliver various fully funded support programmes, hosted across York and Harrogate districts. Places are limited, and we may not be able guarantee any individual business support through more than one of the funded programmes we’re currently offering. Please contact us if you have any queries.