Teaching Well - Supportive schools for a well staff - Hamilton

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YWCA Hostel

28 Pembroke Street

Hamilton, Waikato 3204

New Zealand

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With the growing emphasis on workplace wellbeing there is a plethora of workplace mental wellbeing programmes being offered to organisations. However what is meant by workplace wellbeing is not often clearly defined, with many programmes focusing on work related “stress /mental illness” rather than workplaces facilitating wellbeing.

Equipping individual staff members skills or resources to cope more effectively with the stressful or distressing aspects of their jobs or providing an employee assistance programme is only one aspect of a comprehensive staff wellbeing strategy at the remedial end of the wellbeing continuum. Meta-evaluations of workplace mental wellbeing programmes indicate that there is little evidence around the efficacy many workplace

The impact of COVID-19 on schools will have a rippling effect on the wellbeing of staff for a considerable amount of time. Never is there a more important time for schools to have a comprehensive staff wekkbeing plans. Just as it is recognised that supportive environments are foundational to wellbeing of students, so also is a supportive school environment is key to a well staff. Also essential is that workplace mental wellbeing programmes respond to the needs of the staff and reflect the cultural make-up of the staff, the values and character of the school.

Don’t come to this workshop if you are wanting a workshop that will give you a pre-packaged wellbeing programme

Do come if you want to learn from an award winning wellbeing specialist about:

  • the wellbeing continuum and the difference between mental illness prevention and wellbeing approaches

  • the key determinants that impact of staff wellbeing

  • effective strategies to respond to fatigue, burnout, depression and trauma

  • why one programme doesn't fit all and how to scope and design a staff wellbeing programme responsive to the specific needs of your school

  • what the research tells us actually works and why many current programmes have little proven efficacy

  • making informed decisions on your school’s staff wellbeing policy and activities

Topics covered in this practical workshop:

  • what is meant by wellbeing and its role in addressing stress and mental distress in staff;

  • the difference between a welfare and a wellbeing approach;

  • staff wellbeing as an industrial relations / conditions of employment issue

  • resilience, coping, thriving? - identifying desired wellbeing outcomes

  • the interface between personal and professional stressors and distressors

  • the impact on staff wellbeing from exposure to trauma and poor mental wellbeing within the student body

  • the difference between stress, fatigue, burnout and depression in the workplace

  • the key determinants that facilitate wellbeing in the teaching environment

  • what does and what doesn’t contribute to a supportive environment where staff thrive

  • the key components that should be in a staff wellbeing programme

  • designing, implementing and evaluating a staff wellbeing programme

Schools are encouraged to send more than one staff member to the workshop as there are workshop activities that focus on applying the key points of the workshop to the participants’ school context Past workshops has shown that having more than one staff member has maximised the benefit of the workshop activities which can then been continued post-workshop. Representatives from Boards of Trustees would also benefit from attending this workshop.

Who should attend:

  • Senior leadership team members (especially those with responsibility of staff wellbeing)

  • OHS representatives or union delegates

  • Heads of Departments

  • Boards of Trustees representatives

  • School Counsellors / EAP providers

This workshop can also be delivered in-house, school clusters, or organisations such as prinicpal assocations or unions. Follow-up consulting services such as mentoring the development of or reviewing a staff wellbeing plan can also be provided.


"With the unpacking of what wellbeing is I am leaving with a clear understanding of what it is and is not" Deputy Principal

"Thank you so much for your time, wisdom, knowledge and expertise"
Guidance Counsellor

"Appreciated the questioning approach that made us all reflect on our own practices, current knowledge etc and personalise the content to out own context"

"Wellbeing outcomes discussion was extremely helpful and will be an asset as we being to develop our staff wellbeing plan."
Assistant Principal

An opportunity for a day of learning with award winning wellbeing specialist, Barry Taylor

Barry has proven leadership over 30 years at local, national and international levels in using strength-based approaches to improve individual and community wellbeing and the prevention of suicide.

Barry has lectured on wellbeing both nationally and internationally and been appointed to numerous government advisory committees on mental wellbeing and suicide prevention.

As a Health Sociologist and Public Health practitioner, Barry has a long-term interest in the social and cultural determinants of wellbeing and environments such as workplaces can contribute to thriving individuals. He has assisted numerous organisations to develop staff wellbeing strategies. As an experienced evaluator, he has an extensive knowledge of the evidence and the research of what actually works and is critical of many of the current wellbeing packages being offered in workplaces.

In 2016 he was awarded the NSW Mental Health Commissioner's Community Champion Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to mental wellbeing and suicide prevention.

After a number of years overseas, Barry is living back in New Zealand and is passionate about building the knowledge base, competence and capability within our country to promote well whānau, workplaces and communities and for the incorporation of wellbeing principles in public policy and social outcomes such as education, training and employment.


Minimum Number of Participants: 10 Maximum Number of Participants: 30
Places in each workshop are limited. If the workshop is full please register your name on the waitlist.

Payment: Payment is by either Visa or Mastercard.

Organisations can request to pay by invoice. At the payment method part of the registration process click on Change and select Pay By Invoice

Terms for Payment By Invoice

Payment by Invoice is only for NGOs, Government Departments, DHBs, PHOs, Schools and tertiary organisations, businesses.

By selecting Pay By Invoice the organisation agrees to the following conditions:

1. Your place in the workshop is not confirmed until payment has been received. Payment of the invoice must be made within seven days of registering to avoid having your registration cancelled. Late payment fees apply.

2. Please IGNORE the invoice from Eventbrite. A NZ tax compliant Tax Invoice from TaylorMade Training and Consulting will be sent to you separately which will contain bank details for payment.

3. By registering for the workshop, you agree to the cancellation and policy. (refer below). Organisations who cancel within seven days of the workshop and have not paid the invoice for the outstanding registration fee are still obligated to pay the outstanding debt.

4. The responsibility for ensuring payment is made rests with each named individual on the account, despite whether a company, firm or business name also appears on the account. It is the individual’s responsibility to ensure their employer or company pay on their behalf if such an arrangement exists in their workplace or business.

This workshop is fully catered. Please indicate in the registration process if you have any particular dietary requirements. If you register after the registration closing date, while every effort will be made, your dietary requirements may not be able to be catered.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Workshops can fill quickly. If you are no longer able to attend the workshop please cancel your registration as soon as possible. The following refund policy is strictly adhered to.

Cancellation up to seven days prior to the commencement of the workshop: Full Refund less $30 + GST admin fee
Cancellation within seven days prior to the commencement of the workshop:
No refund but registration can be transferred to another person. To transfer your registration log on to your registration and update the name and contact details to the new person attending.
No show on the day of workshop: No refund

Cancellation of Workshop by TaylorMade: TaylorMade Training and Consulting (TMTC) reserve the right to cancel the workshop if there are not the minimum number of registrations. If cancelled, participants will be offered a refund either by way of a credit to attend another TMTC workshop (within 12 months of the cancelled workshop) or full refund of their registration fee. Refunds will made by electronic transfer into a bank account specified by the participant. TMTC accept no responsibility for any other costs incurred by participant as a result of a workshop cancellation.


The information provided in the workshop handout notes and at the workshops are the views of the trainer, and do not necessarily reflect the views of TaylorMade Training and Consulting. The information and professional advice delivered in the workshop and the associated printed material is provided solely on the basis that before relying on this material, participants should obtain appropriate advice relevant to their particular circumstance to evaluate its accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance for their purposes. TaylorMade Training and Consulting will not be liable for any damages of any kind to any person or entity arising from the use of this information. Your attendance at this workshop reflects your acceptance of this statement.

Organiser Contact Details
Barry Taylor
Principal Consultant
TaylorMade Training and Consulting
Office: 04 905 6145
Mobile: 022 104 5060

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