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This one day workshop for managers and leaders helps to develop proactive tools and behaviours that will embed positive staff wellbeing. From practical techniques and tools to soft skills in listening and having difficult conversations, this training forms a fundamental part of leadership development.

We focus on how managers can have a positive impact on mental wellbeing in the workplace without being an ‘expert’ and clearly define the boundaries of your role.

The aim is to develop proactive leaders who create open and supportive working environments, are confident in spotting signs and addressing issues early, and feel equipped to support a team member who is struggling with their mental health. Part of this workshop would also be to identify self-care strategies to keep leaders well.

Safety message: Nobody will be expected to share anything personal if they do not wish to and training takes place in a safe and supportive environment. We will briefly touch on topics which may be emotive including depression, anxiety and suicide.

Booking information

Dates & times 

This course starts at 9am and finishes at 2pm (UK time). Upcoming dates are: 

  • 29 March 2022 
  • 10 May 2022 

System requirements

IIRSM uses GoToTraining to deliver online training courses. Find out more about system requirements here. Full information will also be sent with joining instructions. Please note, you will be required to activiate your microphone and camera during the course in order to participate in activities. 


IIRSM members - £175 + VAT

Non-members - £225 + VAT

Bookings are made online with a credit or debit card (see below). If you want to register and pay for a group booking please contact us on Please note, you may also request an invoice for group bookings.

If you are an IIRSM member, please log in prior to completing the form below to obtain the discounted member rate.


We offer discounts for five or more bookings from the same organisation. Delegates do not need to register for the same course dates. Please note, this discount cannot be used with any other promotional discounts we may be offering. For more information and to receive the discount, contact us on

Please ensure you read the Event Terms and Conditions prior to booking this training course.

Tuesday, 29 March, 2022 - 09:00 - 12:00
Including VAT
Including VAT

Event Date & Location

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able to: 

  • Understand your responsibilities as a manager/ leader in embedding staff wellbeing
  • Understand your own perceptions and biases that exist surrounding mental health 
  • Identify warning signs and changes in yourself and others as early as possible 
  • Build confidence in listening and communicating about mental health and wellbeing 
  • Develop tools and proactive behaviours that will minimise stress and create a supportive environment 
  • Understand where to go for further support 
Who should attend

Managers across the business who are responsible for teams and their wellbeing. 

Meet the trainer

Lisa Whittleton 

I’ve had an interest in how we think, feel and behave since long before completing my Masters in Occupational Psychology and this was shaped by personal experiences growing up with close family / friends affected by mental ill health. I’ve seen the results of not prioritising wellness having grown up in a world where it was not discussed openly.

I love helping managers and teams to create phenomenal places to work. I start by acknowledging that we are all human, with vulnerabilities sand no matter where our mental health is currently, we can all thrive at work. I know from experience that long term change does not come about through a sticky plaster or one-off interventions. To create a cultural shift, we need to work on longer term solutions.

Our training and consultancy support is therefore all about providing you with simple, evidence-based and practical tools that proactively mange wellness.

Working in this field is a constant reminder of how easy it is to slip into unhelpful habits in terms of looking after your mental wellbeing and achieving the right ‘work-life’ balance. I do have to work hard to practice what I preach, and don’t always get it right. This is what makes my faciliation real and relatable for you. 

IIRSM training experience

Welcoming - it is important to us that you feel relaxed to ensure you enjoy and get the most out of the learning experience.

Expertise - we have passionate trainers who keep up to date with the latest trends.

Engaging - trainers are assessed on quality of delivery and delegate interaction.

Practical - tools and ideas to immediately take back to the workplace.

Networking - great opportunity to meet and learn from delegates with different backgrounds and experiences.