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We have revised our successful “Developing Resilience” programmes, updating materials and activities to provide participants and their managers with a helpful approach to focus on wellbeing. Our Emotional Wellbeing at Work Programme uses contemporary literature and accessible approaches to support staff wellbeing, moving from the use of the terminology of resilience. In the last decade there has been continued acknowledgement that we need to focus on the wellbeing of those who provide care, to support their capacity for the delivery of high-quality care.

Three main issues have driven this:

  • Recruitment and retention of staff
  • High sickness levels
  • High profile instances where compassionate care has been absent

(NHS England, 2018)


The link between staff wellbeing and quality of care delivery is not a new concept (Boorman, 2009; Francis, 2013; Thriving at Work, 2017; Kings Fund and Picker, 2018). Where staff report poor wellbeing, the evidence is clear that there are poorer financial outcomes and patient outcomes (HEE, 2019). The cost of poor mental health in the NHS workforce equates to £1,794 – £3,174 per employee per year (NHS England 2019). One in three of the NHS Workforce and 44% of Health visitors have felt unwell due to work-related stress in the last 12 months (NHS Staff Survey 2018). HEE recommended the development of NHS Workforce Wellbeing Guardians at all levels of organisations (HEE, 2019).




Emotional Wellbeing at Work options


Emotional Wellbeing at Work Programme

This new updated programme acknowledges the move in contemporary literature and policy from use of “resilience” terminology, to emotional health and thriving at work and a continued acknowledgement of the need to focus on the wellbeing of health and social care staff.

1 Day
Anyone working in 0-19 HV & SN services