Who we are
Strategic Wellbeing is a training and consultancy provider with a vision to “rehumanise every workplace globally, to create happier healthier employees”. To achieve this, we specialise in “mental health culture change” in businesses. We work with clients to reduce staff sickness absence, increase wellbeing and productivity, improve relationships and communication, to eradicate stigma and inequality and to restore human qualities in your workplace.
We work with policies, processes, strategy and training. We have been delivering high quality training programmes and specialist support to the public and private sector since 2001. See our clients page for visibility of who we work with and testimonials. Our specialties include mental health and wellbeing, leadership and management development, driving cultural change, resilience building, stress management, beating burnout, communication and conflict management. Training is delivered live online, in person and through our e-learning system. Support is offered online and in person both one-to-one and for groups.
With over 20 years experience of working with hundreds of clients from all business sectors we have developed a best practice framework which helps you facilitate real cultural change within your organisation. The framework has its roots in neuroscience, psychology and cognitive behavioural change practices and has a proven track record of improving workplace cultures around health and wellbeing.
The human brain isn’t too dissimilar to your organisation with all its people within in and we can change them both using the same methods. People develop good and bad habits through repetition, new neural pathways are developed in the brain until any new activity becomes ‘autopilot’. Employees develop organisational habits, good and bad through day-to-day processes and ways of working. Very often, bad habits are formed within an organisation due to a lack of competence, awareness, confidence and permission to act in a certain way.
Too many times we see businesses take a ‘tick-box’ approach to wellbeing, meaning new habits are not formed and the culture does not change. Remember habits form culture and we want to aim for happy healthy habits at work.
We work with businesses across our “Four Cs of Culture Change” framework which facilitates sustained and long-term habitual change:
The Four Cs of Culture Change
A conscious leadership team is an emotionally intelligent leadership team aware of the impact and influence they have over their employees. Leaders must be able to harness this influence in a positive way to be a role model for change and to be visible around the wellbeing agenda. Leaders must understand the link between poor health and low productivity, good health and high productivity and need to be familiar with the business and human case for prioritising health and wellbeing. It is essential to have senior leadership buy-in to promote fast change.
Line managers need to have the tools and competency to take a proactive approach to health and wellbeing in their teams, promoting good practice every single day and supporting sickness when needed. This gives permission for employees to prioritise their own health and wellbeing at work and facilitates a culture of psychological safety and inclusion.
Employees need to feel they are in a safe environment to put their wellbeing first. A truly confident employee base will only happen when employees feel part of the solution and trust the change in approach. Ongoing tools, education and support must be available for employees to manage their own health and wellbeing and support their peers.
This is all about achieving new happy healthy habits. Any training, development and initiatives will be forgotten about if this area is not implemented. This is achieved through aligning day-to-day working practices; communication, policies, objectives, reporting and employee engagement, which should form part of your existing and active strategy. Remember “repetition is the mother of habit” and we achieve healthy workplace habits though consistent processes.
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We provide extensive support around all these areas to ensure your leaders are conscious, your managers are competent, your employees and confident and your processes are consistent. All our services are aligned to this model of change.