Managing Wellbeing Training

This course helps managers understand and identify factors which affect the vulnerability of their staff and take practical action, using tools and frameworks, to minimise potential risks and enhance wellbeing and satisfaction in the workplace.

Our training courses are currently being delivered in a live, virtual, interactive format, in addition to onsite face-to-face training where appropriate. All of our training is facilitated by experienced subject experts.

Course Context

This course helps managers spot the early warning signs of increased vulnerability in their team members and proactively manage the risk of stress and mental ill health.  It has been developed around a practical framework, that managers can use to improve the wellbeing of individuals who work for them.

The course covers the following four factors, each of which has an influence on an individual’s wellbeing at work:

  • Their work pressures and demands
  • Their individual characteristics e.g. personality, behaviours, preferences
  • The characteristics of that individual’s line manager e.g. perceived management style, competences
  • Their personal circumstances e.g. significant life events

The framework used in the course has been developed and refined to ensure it is easily understood and applied in the workplace setting.  By focusing on positive actions to enhance wellbeing at work, participants have commented on how they feel more confident and energised after attending the course.

The course is highly interactive and contains a variety of group and individual exercises, including case studies, scenarios, questionnaires, group discussion, personal reflection and action planning.

Duration: 1-day face-to-face course or virtually over two shorter sessions.  We can also deliver a condensed version of this course

Format: Virtual, live, interactive session or face-to-face delivery.

Please get in touch with us for information regarding optimum group sizes, our availability and how we can tailor this training to meet your organisation’s requirements.  

Who Is It For?

Anyone who is responsible for others would benefit from Managing Wellbeing Training – Senior Managers, Line Managers, Team Leaders, HR, Health and Safety, Occupational Health, Trade Union Representatives.

Key Benefits

  • Encourages investment in improved working relationships between managers and their staff
  • The training is positively focused and energising
  • Increases awareness that wellbeing is affected by many factors which can be controlled
  • Improving wellbeing and satisfaction at work enhances health in general, as well as overall performance
  • Managers are equipped with practical tools and frameworks to identify risk and manage wellbeing in the workplace

Course Content

What are ‘wellbeing’ and ‘vulnerability’?

  • Exploring factors that influence wellbeing
  • Your personal wellbeing ‘inventory’ and action planning to boost wellbeing
  • Introducing the ‘Managing Wellbeing Formula’ approach to risk management
  • Case study exercise to examine factors that influence individual vulnerability and impact on the organisation

Effective Management of Work Pressures

  • Understanding the link between work pressures and vulnerability
  • Introduction to HSE categories of work pressures
  • Using a work pressure profiling tool to proactively manage wellbeing at work

Taking account of employee characteristics and behaviours

  • How employees’ characteristics and behaviours influence vulnerability
  • Exercise: How well do you know the people you manage?
  • Identifying practical strategies to enhance enjoyment and satisfaction at work

Management behaviours and their influence on satisfaction and wellbeing

  • Increase awareness of the impact of your own characteristics, behaviours and reactions
  • Exercise: How do you react?
  • Practical strategies to manage your reactions and regulate behaviours to minimise risk
  • Recognising and managing the risk of stress in your team

Managing increased vulnerability caused by ‘circumstances’

  • Understand impact of circumstances and making reasonable adjustments
  • Exploring actions to create a climate of openness and trust
  • Scenarios exercises: examples of how circumstances can increase vulnerability and how support/adjustments can minimise risk to wellbeing

Bringing it all together

  • Reflect on learning and develop realistic action plan to enhance wellbeing
  • Overview of the Managing Wellbeing resources download and how this can help with ongoing personal development

A testimonial for the Managing Wellbeing Training Course:


"Valuable and well received by both managers and individuals. The content included a good mix of theory and practical discussion and the workbooks and other resources are useful materials which will help in the future.”


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Please get in touch with us if you have any questions. 

We are always happy to talk about our courses and help you to work out the best match for your requirements.


"The quality of the training has been fantastic and our employees are really engaging with the trainer and getting something out of it. Also In Equilibrium makes the whole process very easy to arrange."

— Employee Engagement & Wellbeing Officer, Sophie Holland

"We wanted to provide a course that taught useful and practical coping strategies that our members could put into place straight away. In Equilibrium’s experience showed us that they could provide this, and they tailored the course perfectly."

— The Association of Electoral Administrators

"In-Equilibrium recently presented Mental Health Awareness to Managers in all of our area offices. The training was really well received and all of the trainers were praised for their in-depth knowledge and understanding."


— Roger Bullivant Limited

"The training was very well received by staff who now all intend to implement the session’s practical tips and techniques into their existing roles. A large proportion of the staff rated the facilitator and their delivery as excellent and their only recommendation was for a further and longer session!"

— Leeds City College

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