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SERVICE NETWORK - 'You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf' Resilience workshop

SERVICE NETWORK - 'You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf' Resilience workshop
Date - Jul 11, 2019
Time - 08:30 - 11:30
Venue - RTC North Loftus House Colima Avenue, Sunderland Enterprise Park Sunderland SR5 3XB
Cost - Free

This Service Network Event is kindly sponsored by Talk Works





“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf." Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go, There You Are.


A resilience workshop providing strategies to respond to challenge in order to keep well-improving productivity and efficiency, as a result, delivered by local psychological therapies business ‘Talk Works’ Counselling Psychologist, Dr Clare Winter.

A thought-provoking topic around responding to challenge, keeping your mental and physical self well and much much more!

According to, one in four individuals in the UK will experience a mental health problem every year. With one in six people in employment seeking professional help for their mental health at some point in their lives.

Everyone is somewhere on the mental health spectrum, so this is a business productivity issue which should be dealt with alongside other health and safety considerations. Creating a positive environment for mental health demonstrably costs less than failing to do so.” (Nigel Carrington, University of the Arts London).

At Talk Works, we believe that being able to surf the waves is not just good business sense, it is the right thing to do.


So who should attend?

This interactive workshop will benefit individuals who are interested in increasing their own, and their team’s resilience in order to keep well, whilst meeting the challenges life presents and, by doing so, increase their productivity and efficiency.

Perfect for HR Managers and any individual that holds responsibility for employees and for team members.


So what will the event cover?

The physical, behavioural, emotional and cognitive dimensions of challenge and resilience are explored. The opportunity for delegates to identify blockers to and facilitators of their own resilience is provided alongside practical strategies and interventions to promote resilient thought, action and non-action.


What are the key outcomes?

Delegates will leave this event with their own resiliency tool-kit made up of practical strategies which promote resilient non-action, thinking and action which they can use themselves and can encourage others in the workplace to use.


Why should you give up time to attend this event?

Delegates will leave this session with a greater understanding of physiological and psychological responses to challenge and practical resiliency strategies to equip them and their teams to face these strategies.



08:30 Registration, coffee and networking over breakfast

09:00 Introductions and welcome -

09:10 Workshop: Resilience- Exploring physiological and psychological response to challenge

10:15 Coffee Break

10:30 Workshop: Resilience: Considering the inter-connection between resilient individuals and resilient workplaces

11:15 Q & Session and roundup

11:25 Service Network Update

11:30 Event close


Speaker Bio

Clare Winter

Dr Clare Winter is a Psychologist with extensive experience in mental health, wellbeing and organisational support. She worked as a teacher before developing a career as a Counselling Psychologist. Clare has worked within a variety of settings ranging from young people to older adult services in the community and most recently with a premier league football team.

Clare works with individual patients and trains key people within organisations to identify early warning signs of stress and poor mental health and promoting strategies to improve wellbeing.


Talk Works Company Overview

Talk Works was established by two Psychologists in March 2014, previously having both spent a considerable degree of their professional career working within the NHS. Their passion to reach and provide easy and quick accessible therapy to individuals to work through difficulties, mental ill health challenges and trauma is whyTalk Works began. With the goal in mind being to make a real difference to people’s quality of life and provide evidence-based treatment, the Talk Works team now offers treatment in the form of one to one clinical therapy as well as training services.


Find out more about Talk Works here Talk Works


Jul 11, 2019

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