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Wellbeing Workshops

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The Employee Wellbeing Service (EWS) series of workshops is designed for individual staff members who want to understand more about themselves, how they communicate with others and increase their ability to attend to their wellbeing. The training is free to Cardiff and Vale UHB staff and can be attended in work time with your manager's approval.

Current course dates 

“Due to circumstances beyond our control with COVID - 19 we are rescheduling our wellbeing workshops and new dates will be issued in due course”. 
 

If you would like to book yourself onto a workshop, please ring EWS on 02920 744465 or email employee.wellbeing@wales.nhs.uk


 
Staff members can self-refer for the individual course of their choice.  The workshops provide places for up to 20 participants and usually take place in either, the Cochrane Building, UHW or Education Building, UHL. 
 
The training is facilitated by EWS counsellors and takes the format of taught sessions which include group discussion and occasionally role play. Those who are uncomfortable with this can opt-out of the activity.
 
You’ll know best whether you would benefit from attending a Wellbeing Workshop. Sometimes people find a group setting daunting and worry about having to speak about private matters with colleagues. Rest assured, nobody is asked to speak about things they’d rather keep private. The workshop isn’t a therapeutic group but rather gives information, tips and ideas on how to overcome your difficulties. Sometimes people choose to share their own experiences but only if they want to and it’s helpful, supportive and appropriate. The importance of confidentiality is discussed at the beginning of each workshop. 
 
All training is evidence-based and in accordance with NICE guidelines. Should you wish to discuss anything prior to attending a workshop contact us and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.
 
It is important to us that each individual wishing to attend the workshops considers whether it is appropriate for them. For example, if someone is experiencing acute distress or moderate to severe anxiety it may not be beneficial for them to attend one of our workshops and they may benefit from one to one support rather than a group environment. If anyone is considering whether a workshop is appropriate for them and would like to discuss it further, please contact the service on 02920744465.
 
We are also a self-referral service and therefore do not accept management referrals on behalf of employees. We feel strongly that motivation to attend the workshops must come from the participants themselves after careful consideration as to whether a workshop environment is appropriate and whether the timing is right.

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