New mental health and resilience sessions

Following the success of the introductory ‘Mental Fitness’ Sessions held earlier in the year, we are pleased to announce two new ‘HeadSkills’ webinars available to all University staff.

Delivered by specialists in workplace mental health, Headtorch, the webinars are designed to help boost your resilience, create greater perspective with how you feel, understand the importance of voicing feelings and the confidence to do so. 

There are two different 60-minute webinars available:

Resilience – Energising Ourselves, which will cover:

  • What is resilience?
  • Know your four resilience resources
  • Understand reframing
  • Appreciate the value of merit-finding
  • Build confidence & social networks
  • Develop your ability to adapt
  • Understand your purpose
  • Focus on your strengths
  • Increase your energy with rest & recuperation

Just Talk, which will cover:

  • Acknowledging ‘normal’ feelings
  • Explore what stops us from talking when we are struggling
  • Understand the science behind expressing our feelings and how important this is
  • Recognise the difference between feeling anxious or down and an anxiety or depressive disorder
  • Gain confidence in voicing feelings
  • Explore how to change patterns of behaviour
  • Know your available support options

There will also be the opportunity for questions and answers at the end of each session.


The webinars will be delivered by Amy, Founder & CEO, and Angus, Executive Chairman of Headtorch. Amy has 16 years’ experience in workplace mental health and is dedicated to creating a positive mental health culture within organisations. Angus, originally an Engineer, believes in making an impact in straightforward and practical ways, leading to behavioural change and confidence when it comes to mental health. Expert in workplace mental health, Headtorch, is comprised of a team of specialists in learning & development and psychology, backed up by clinical and legal professionals.

There are a number of sessions being run at different times – please register for either one or both types of sessions via Eventbrite.

First published: 10 June 2021