Bristol Mind: Having Sensitive Wellbeing Conversations with your Team
Duration 2 hours
Team Academic Staff Development

This short workshop explores some of the issues impacting upon the wellbeing of managers and their team members during the Covid 19 outbreak. It outlines helpful skills and tips to support managers to hold sensitive conversations with their team members who may be struggling whilst being aware of and looking after their own wellbeing.

The Covid 19 outbreak means that many people are working in unusual arrangements. There may be uncertainty and concerns from team members and from yourself. As the lockdown restrictions change this may mean ongoing or different stresses and pressures on yourself as a manager and your team.

The course assumes a baseline understanding of mental health ideally gained through attendance at Mental Health Awareness for Managers ½ day programme delivered by MIND for the last 2 years.

Pre-Requisites Important note: If you feel that you are not in the right space to attend this training or have recently experienced a bereavement or student death please let the Staff Development Team know ( and we can help you rebook for a later course.

We ask you to:

  • Be prepared for the workshop to arouse a range of intellectual and emotional reactions in yourself and other participants.
  • Listen respectfully to the experiences of others in the room.
  • Pay attention to your own emotional well-being – take time out from the workshop should you need to.
For / Special Requirements This session is aimed at managers. Ideally those who have already attended the half day Mental Health Awareness for Managers workshop with Bristol Mind, although prior attendance is not essential
  • To acknowledge some of the effects of Covid 19 on our own and team members lives and the impact on our daily working lives
  • To understand the managers role in supporting and facilitating supportive conversations for the staff they are responsible for managing.
  • To identify the signs that a team member is struggling
  • Skills and tips for holding sensitive conversations with staff who are struggling using compassionate and active listening skills
  • Understanding what we can and cannot control
  • Promoting access to support and helpful signposting
  • Boundaries
  • Looking after your own wellbeing
Course charges
Please be aware that failure to cancel your place three full working days before a course or failure to attend a course will incur a £50 charge to your school.  
Important: Please seek approval from your line manager or equivalent before booking onto this course.
Further information If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact Staff Development:
LocationStart DateAll DatesTimesPlaces AvailableTutorBook
Online28 Jan 202128 January 20212:00pm - 4:00pm0Add to Waiting List
Online23 Feb 202123 February 202110:00am - 12:00pm0Add to Waiting List