Improving Staff Wellbeing


This course will consider the current emotional and well-being needs of professionals during the Covid 19 pandemic, introducing the Kubler - Ross Change Curve and Covey’s Circles of Concern, Influence and Control. It will introduce simple audits which can be used to measure current stress levels and stress awareness strategies.

Course Outcomes

  • Awareness of what stress actually is
  • Taking personal responsibility for well-being
  • Identifying triggers and completing a stress audit
  • Familiarity with Stress Bins and the individual nature of stress
  • Introduction to a variety of performance and calming strategies
  • Takeaway toolkit of video resources

Who is the course for:

  • Teachers
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Senior Leadership

Course Outline

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

1 Be aware of stress and our own personal stress levels

  • Understand what stress is and how it can help or hinder us
  • Understand the role of adrenaline and cortisol
  • Undertake a personal stress audit
  • Identify your own personal stress triggers

2 Become aware of the four pillars of well-being

  • Diet
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Exercise
  • Being Connected

3 Identified a range of strategies to improve calmness and performance

  • Breathing exercises
  • Visualisation and goal setting
  • Neuro linguistic programming
  • Foundational emotional confidence and resilience
  • Mindful meditation.

Presenter Profile

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Over the past 30 years, Ross McWilliam has worked in over 1,000 schools and businesses. Through his work in the field of mindsets, he has changed the lives of one million children, young adults, and senior professionals. Ross has demonstrated an unrivalled record of engagement, education and empowerment.

During this time, Ross has developed into a much sought-after international keynote speaker and is a published author on mindsets. Not wanting to rest on his laurels, Ross is currently studying for his PhD.

Ross now specialises in growing the talents of professionals and helps them reach their full potential, either individually, or collectively as a high achieving team. Whether it’s working with the ‘onboarding skills’ of new recruits, or ‘polishing up’ senior executives, Ross achieves results.

He has been described by leading international psychology professor Barry Hymer as ‘a classic growth mindset.’ Ross describes himself as a ‘Pracademic’ ie actively engaging with the audience using a mixture of contemporary research blended with a fierce desire to apply this and make learning relevant.

His specific areas of expertise are Performance Mindsets, Positive Mental Health, Wellbeing & Resilience, Team Dynamics, Leadership Development, Emotional Intelligences, and Emotional Competencies of Resilience, Willpower, Motivation, & Soft Communication Skills.

Ross McWilliam BA (Hons), MSc., PGCE, Dip Man CMI Level 7, Mental Health First Aid England Accredited (MHFA)

Ross’s previous clients include: Institute of School Business Leadership, ICAEW, Cheltenham Head Teachers Conference, Essex & East London School Business Managers Conferences, Blackpool FC • Burnley FC • Blackburn Rovers FC • Fleetwood FC • Airbus • Federation of Small Businesses • East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce • UCLAN Launchpad programme • National Citizenship Service


“Ross delivered a day’s training to staff on mental health and well- being. His expertise and gently engaging nature made this hugely successful for us.”
Jo Grundy, Headteacher Oaks School, Bolton

Cost: £150 per delegate which includes resources

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