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Tools and resources

These tools and resources are here as prompts and guides and have been collated to help how you think about facilitating Health and Wellbeing Conversations, whether you are in the early stages of planning how you’ll manage these from scratch or you are already in full-swing and are browsing for additional ideas to help facilitate them.

Some organisations are already using their own templates that are working well, while others might be at a different stage of implementing these.

They aren’t the only versions that will work and we encourage you to find what fits your personal facilitation style the best. Some might be more helpful for different people and keeping an open, creative mind is the key to facilitating a supportive conversation.

A checklist and useful wellbeing planning tools
When signposting others to additional support

If someone needs an onward referral to professional support, for instance, Occupational Health, this needs to be discussed and agreed with them in the conversation. Any personal information shared that is relevant to the referral would be recorded and agreed with the participant. Our Implementation support for NHS executives offers some insights for organisations to consider on this. It’s also important to be aware of your local safeguarding policy and how this will apply.

National Health and Wellbeing offers:

Support now including free access to a confidential staff support line, coaches and mental health practitioners through Project 5

Guides and bitesize learning including information on managing stress, team and personal resilience, creating 10-minute pause spaces and more

Self-help apps including Unmind, Headspace, Sleepio and Daylight

Your organisation’s local resources:

• Employee Assistance Programme and what it offers

• Local staff networks

• Occupation Health

• Carers passports and flexible working policies