workshops; wellbeing audits; strategy creation & implementation; programme creation; training & coaching; colleague journey projects; trustee education - you name it, if it has anything to do with individual or workplace wellbeing culture,
the chances are we've done something like it
Whether you're just starting out and want some help and support in how and why to do that; or you've already got some tools and programmes and want support to tie them all together and fill in the gaps; we would love to talk to you about how we could help.
In our four-year history of working with organisations on colleague wellbeing, we've delivered workshops; created wellbeing-led employee journeys; conducted wellbeing audits; created wellbeing strategies and programmes; we've run in-house training and coaching courses; we've held sessions just for Trustees; we've supported the reintegration of furloughed colleagues; and we've created lots of resources for hybrid working wellbeing.
If you know you want to do something about the wellbeing of your colleagues, but that's about all you know - we're happy with that. It shows care and intention. We can work with you from here.
how do we work?
Our consultancy and project work is all about the detail
And we want to make sure that the detail we get isn't just from one source.
Initially we have a chat about how things are currently and what you want to achieve. If we do work together we will then speak to everyone involved to get a 360degree view of the situation.
Rarely do we simply just do the thing we're asked for. In most cases, the thing we're asked for isn't going to deliver the outcome you're looking for.
We like to start with outcomes and then work backwards.
So, if you'd like to have a chat about your team or organisation and either the wellbeing or culture challenges you face or the improvements you'd like to embed, we'd love to talk to find out more
examples of consultancy work we've done
team wellbeing culture
"We LOVE wellbeing at <organisation name>! But like most in the charity sector we are far better at looking after other people’s wellbeing than taking our own advice!!!
The team are really, really tired. One of them was saying to me that they’ve: “washed and rewashed my resilience superhero outfit so often that it’s getting threadbare”.
And this is coming through with their ability to manage workload, early signs of increasing sick leave, the scenario where they go on annual leave and come back having spent the entire time asleep and still feel tired.
And of course there is still so much to do and we can’t recruit quickly enough to get all the resource in we actually need – and in a small team of 15 they are reluctant to let anything go or pass it on to colleagues.
All of this is I’m sure super familiar
We're looking for some external help to identify and tackle the things we haven't done.
Is this something you might be interested in getting involved with?"
the work we did
We were delighted to be approached by this brilliant charity. They already had many of the "usual" wellbeing elements covered - team tea breaks, daily check-ins, wellbeing days, lunchtime yoga, Employee Assist Programme etc - but what they hadn't covered was the mindset work behind this. Staff were well aware these things were on offer but they weren't being used. And what's more, they didn't feel they should take them. They were comparing their own wellbeing to the wellbeing of their beneficiaries, and dismissing it. They could see how much pressure everyone was under and didn't want to add to it by admitting they were struggling and asking for change or help.
In response we created a project which included: sessions on the basics of wellbeing and self-care and their impact on your ability to perform at your best (in any areas of life), a wellbeing audit and survey and identified the main causes of challenge to wellbeing; one-to-one conversations with every team member to ensure all of the challenges had been heard and understood; team sessions to discuss how they would like to see things changed and improved; and created a wellbeing tool-kit to help identify, acknowledge and start to tackle some of the key challenges and stressors and delivered this as a physical book and in an in-person delivered session to explain how it was to be used. We also created a separate resource for Managers, to help them to support their team members (and each other) in increasing their commitment to wellbeing and in using the tools provided.