‘On Course’ workplace wellbeing workshops

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Our workshops

Group Income Protection policyholders have unrestricted access to our suite of interactive wellbeing workshops, most of which are CPD-accredited. These have been developed and delivered by our in-house specialists and expert partners.


  • A positive working environment not only encourages happy, healthy and productive staff but has tangible business benefits.
  • In a world where only 13% of managers have received specific training for mental health support, our line manager training workshops nurture a safe and supportive environment to grow confidence and competence as a manager and learn lifelong skills and self-awareness.

We’re proud of the training material, webinars and other resources we produced in 2020. In total:


More than 15,000 people attended our sessions


Over 91% of attendees scored the course as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’, for overall content, quality and relevance


80% of attendees reported a positive impact on their wellbeing

"Attendees of this training have come away feeling empowered and this is directly attributed to how knowledgeable Unum’s Rehabilitation team are in the topics discussed. "
Group Resourcing and Talent Business Partner

Supporting your team at every step

Line manager training

Line Managers are central to the wellbeing of their team. Our workplace wellbeing workshops empower, upskill and support attendees to confidently spot problems in their team as they arise, and provide timely, practical support in key areas of absence and wellbeing.

U-First sessions for employees

Our training focuses on your most valuable asset: Your staff. It gives them the knowledge and actionable insights to nurture their own wellbeing. U-First webinars are aimed not just at the prevention of absences, but also on empowering, upskilling and supporting attendees to confidently address and improve their own wellbeing.

Workplace mental health and wellbeing review

If you’re unsure which areas of wellbeing are relevant to your business, our complete mental health and wellbeing reviews can get you started. We identify the gaps in your current mental health and guide you on how to fill them, targeting our training towards the areas that drive a tangible return on investment and truly make a difference for your team.

  • Preventing mental ill-health has a positive impact on your employees. But recognising, valuing, improving and protecting mental wellbeing also makes business sense. This course is structured as a two-part series, focusing on prevention of poor workplace mental health and intervention, to support employees who do develop a mental health issue.

  • Developed with our partner Maggie’s Cancer Charity, this workshop sensitively handles how and when employers can provide support to employees diagnosed with cancer. It provides an overview of the common effects of cancer and treatments, equipping managers with the confidence to discuss the needs of affected employees.

  • With more people working from home, our session covers the importance of ergonomic best practise to achieve maximum comfort, efficiency and safety. It identifies the responsibilities both employers and employees have to manage and prevent musculoskeletal disorders, whether they’re at home or starting to return to the office.

  • While some sickness absence is unavoidable, there are steps employers can take to reduce the impact of illness and injury on their employees as well as the business. This session covers how to manage and record sickness absence effectively and how this helps support absent employees, nurture happy and healthy staff and reduce the cost burden of illness.

  • It can be difficult to talk about gender-specific health issues at work due to stigma or embarrassment. This session is designed to raise awareness and understanding around common gender-specific health conditions, encourage communication and educate line managers on how to support staff.

  • Long-term health conditions — including mental health conditions, inflammatory bowel diseases, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and asthma — can affect anyone. They’re also often limiting and debilitating. This practical workshop explores the characteristics of long-term conditions and how they might impact employee behaviours and performance, plus the principles behind providing support.

Man walking in the countryside

‘U-first’ employee sessions include:

Movement matters
Thriving through change
Lifestyle management

Contact us for more information or to book a session

Online interactive resources

Our bitesize educational content and downloadable resources are designed to support HR teams and line managers in spotting the signs of employees struggling with illness or bereavement and equip them with the knowledge and confidence to provide support. Many of them offer CPD-accreditation once completed.

Mental health

Equips line managers with the insight and confidence to recognise and support distressed employees.


Covers how to spot signs of stress in yourself and others, plus how to support and manage employees who are struggling.


We look at the physical and psychological side effects of cancer and its treatments and advise on supporting employees through diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment recovery.


Covers the key risks employers should be aware of when it comes to the physical demands on their employees.

Sickness absence

An informative course on preventing employee absence and how employers and managers can support those on sick leave or preparing to return to work.


We worked with St. Catherine's Hospice to develop an interactive and informative workshop, helping line managers to support bereaved employees.
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