Training with Still Human

When staff train with Still Human, they will be equipped with everything they need to effectively inspire long-term change in staff wellbeing. When good wellbeing is nurtured amongst staff in the workplace, individuals and organisations thrive.

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Wellbeing Champion

Do you work in education? Become a Wellbeing Champion and help embed staff wellbeing into the culture of your school or college. When staff train with Still Human to become a Wellbeing Champion, they will be equipped with everything they need to effectively inspire long-term cultural change around staff wellbeing. When good wellbeing is nurtured amongst staff in the workplace, individuals and organisations thrive.

Course overview

  • Our CPD accredited, Wellbeing Champion course is perfect for leaders, HR, Managers, Wellbeing Leads or someone in a position to inspire change for staff wellbeing. The course encourages schools to take a proactive approach to staff wellbeing, with the focus on embedding wellbeing into the school culture, rather than it being a nice ‘extra’. The Wellbeing Champion course is assured for the Department for Education Senior Mental Health Lead funding grant.

  • Training is provided by our expert Wellbeing Facilitators who have many years experience in the education sector. The 2-day training programme will ensure that participants leave well-resourced and confident to champion wellbeing amongst staff.

  • Good workplace wellbeing is beneficial not only to your staff's overall health but also benefits engagement and increased productivity at work. Good staff wellbeing can also benefit children and young people in your school or college, in terms of their own wellbeing and academic performance. Our 2-day interactive Wellbeing Champion training course encourages schools to take a proactive approach to staff wellbeing, a vitamin rather than a pain-killer approach, with the focus on embedding wellbeing into the school culture, rather than being an added 'extra'.

  • The cost of the Wellbeing Champion course is £800+VAT which includes food and refreshments throughout the day as well as access to the resources and materials to use in your schools. Spaces are limited to allow for in depth discussions and tailored advice.

Training includes

  • What wellbeing is and why staff wellbeing matters

  • Embedding wellbeing into the culture of your organisation

  • Exploration of Stress Awareness and Mindfulness Tools

  • Understanding how workload can relate to stress in the workplace.

  • Fostering gratitude and positive emotions in the workplace

  • Action planning for long-term cultural change

Contact us to book a course


  • Can you give me an outline of how the course is delivered?

    The course is broken down into 9 modules delivered over the 2 days – with time for action planning built in. The course will be delivered by a minimum of 2 of our facilitators.

  • Is this course available online?

    This is a face-to-face course. We do have other workshops that can be delivered virtually.

  • Is there funding available for the Wellbeing Champion course?

    Yes, there is currently Department for Education, Senior Mental Health Lead grant funding available for the Wellbeing Champion course. Eligible settings are able to secure a £1,200 grant for the training. The excess funding can be used to cover the cost of the staff on the training. The deadline for this funding is 31st March 2025 but a course must be booked prior to 31st December 2024. To find out if your school is eligible please contact and we can assist you with the process.

  • I am not in HR or the Senior Leadership team, can I attend?

    Absolutely – if you have a passion for staff wellbeing and are able to influence change within your school.

  • I can no longer attend the course, can someone else go in my place?

    Should you wish to transfer your place to someone else, please get in touch with us to let us know in advance of the course date.

  • What do I need to bring with me?

    A facilitator will be in touch before the course starts to let you know what to bring. It would be useful to bring a copy of your school Wellbeing Policy, your school values, existing wellbeing action plans and any staff wellbeing data. We provide a workbook and stationery but please feel free to bring your own notebook or a tablet to make notes.

  • What is the dress code?

    We want you to feel comfortable during the course so please dress accordingly.

  • Are refreshments included?

    Lunch is provided on both days along with tea & coffee throughout the day. Please advise on the booking form if you have any dietary needs

  • Will my school be able to contact me in an emergency?

    We advise that phones are kept on silent during the course and you block out your diary so you don’t have to miss any of the course for meetings however it is fine to take any calls if needed.

  • Will I get a certificate for completing the course?

    Yes – you will receive a certificate from the CPD Certification service.


"Absolutely brilliant! I went from sceptic to convert in 48 hours. The course provides research-based theory and examples of strategies alongside the impact they can have. The delivery was effective and engaging and the resources provided were really useful. I left the course with immediate and long-term strategies to implement and an understanding of the impact of safeguarding staff wellbeing across our organisation."

Sue Prickett - CFO, SENDAT Academy

"The Wellbeing Champion course was relaxed and I felt confident in talking openly about the issues the education sector are facing. The Still Human team were amazing and inspirational, I came away from the course excited about what I would be able to do to once I was back at school! The team knew the challenges that are being faced by those in education and you could relate to everything that was being shared. They were approachable, informative and have all lived and breathed education, they were realistic about the changes education is going through but were so in touch with the issues being faced in the sector now. They provided advice on how to get the best out of people, it doesn’t have to be rigid – it really is the small things that have the biggest impact on people."

Michele Osborne - Director of Safeguarding, Framwellgate School Durham

“The course has hands down been the best two days I’ve experienced. I usually leave training with lots of ideas but not sure where to start but after completing the Wellbeing Champion course, I honestly feel like I have got this!”

Joanne Ramshaw - Deputy Headteacher, Collingwood Primary School

“The Wellbeing Champion course gave me more focus to create a positive culture within the school. The tools I was taught have allowed me to explore my own mindfulness and this has helped deepen my understanding to pass on to others. I made some really positive connections on the course as well; it was great to meet the team and those attending had similar passions when it came to improving the wellbeing of others in their schools. Everyone sharing their own experiences allowed several points of views to be explored and it was great to hear what is going elsewhere, everyone seemed to be having similar issues, so it was good to get together and work out how to implement the best plan for creating that culture change."

Louise Shields - School Business Manager, Beacon of Light School Sunderland

"Since attending the course, we now have a number of staff who have volunteered to be advocates of wellbeing in the college. Their role is to support managers in driving their department’s wellbeing action plans forward and assist in the initiatives we are running college wide. We run regular staff wellbeing sessions using the resources provided on the course and staff have engaged with these really well. I would just like to say a huge thank you as it was your sessions that inspired me to drive our strategy forward!"

Vicky Johnston - Curriculum Team Manager, Carlisle College

"Still Human ran an in-house Wellbeing Champion workshop for our Health & Wellbeing team. The workshop was excellent and equipped our health advocates with additional tools and knowledge to help them confidently build and roll out the plans to embed wellbeing into our culture. The workshop also instilled a renewed enthusiasm and confidence into the team to take ownership of the programme and keep the momentum going, which will only help us raise the importance of health and wellbeing within our company. I would highly recommend this workshop."

Nicola Duffey, Senior HR Manager

“The two days training from Still Human was fantastic. They have helped us to consider our staff wellbeing plans with new and increased focus. We have always known that staff wellbeing is central to any great organisation and Still Human's approaches have been invaluable in helping us to move that forward.”

Alice Witherow, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Cheviot Learning Trust