Leading Mental Wellbeing, funded by the Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, highlighted the ‘the important role that leaders can play in creating a mental wellbeing culture in the workplace’ according to a recent participant.

This two-hour interactive workshop, facilitated by The Cellar Trust, explored the concept of mental wellbeing in leadership. The course provided participants with information and guidance on managing wellbeing in the workplace using up-to-date research evidence and best practice.

Tracy Holmes, Communications and Engagement Lead at West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance, said: “It really was excellent and valuable from both a personal and professional point of view.

“There were only two of us participating, alongside the course leader, so there was plenty of opportunity for discussion. I have asked if I can present the key elements to our leadership team and also have an item for the whole team at our next away day on the findings from this session.”

Topics covered during the session include recognising the signs of poor mental wellbeing, self-care, leading through adversity as well as practical wellbeing tools that can be used with staff and colleagues.

Although the sessions have now drawn to a close, participants have come away with a new approach to compassionate leadership. For more resources and upcoming mental health and wellbeing workshops, visit the Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub.