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Creating a healthy and happy workforce

Transforming approach to mental health and wellbeing through training, audit and intervention

At Compass we have seen the real impact of focusing on an individual’s overall health and wellbeing rather than merely the specific problem they are presenting with.  This has allowed us to make a significant difference to the lives of thousands of children, young people, adults and families responding to and managing a wide range of issues. This preventative approach is equally important to the wider population and can play a vital role in identifying underlying health and wellbeing issues early with the right support before problems escalate.

Reducing absenteeism, presenteeism and turnover

Issues around health and wellbeing, particularly mental health are gaining wider recognition with employers as there is greater emphasis on ensuring mental health has parity with physical health. Employers are required to adopt a whole organisation approach to mental health and wellbeing that is embedded within the culture of the business, along with policy and practice. The financial impact on businesses today is significant; as a direct result of staff absence, turnover, efficiency, effectiveness and presenteeism (being present for more hours than required).

Taking the first step

The first step to tackling any underlying issues is to raise awareness and understanding at every level throughout your business. We at Compass have built on our direct experience to offer a wide range of services that can guide employers through the changes they need to make. Our approach is to offer pragmatic and proportionate services and tools that can make a big difference with simple cost effective changes and become embedded as part of the everyday routine.

Training offer

A healthy and happy workforce is everyone’s responsibility

We draw from our knowledge and expertise of delivering public health interventions to children, young people, adults, and families to address health and wellbeing issues and their lived experiences.

As a result we take the learning from people’s lived experiences and incorporate into practical tools and tips within our training modules to help upskill others. Bespoke training packages are developed based on organisation needs and mainly delivered:

  • Directly to the service user and/or employed staff on behalf of the organization
  • Directly to professionals who put their learning into practice and embed new skills within their role and responsibilities

Types of courses

We are continuously developing a range of learning and development modules based on evidenced need specific to different sectors and packages of support that help other professionals appropriately respond to:

  • Health and wellbeing awareness covering a number of lifestyle topics (see type of courses below)
  • First line supervisor/middle management of staff health and wellbeing
  • Senior leadership and a whole business approach to health and wellbeing
  • Train the trainer courses to enable suitably qualified and competent trainers to deliver topical modules to their staff
  • Topical wellbeing modules include a wide range of subjects that can impact on people’s health and wellbeing.

Topical courses

We deliver face to face training modules on the following topics:

  • Positive mental health
  • Wellbeing awareness
  • Drugs, alcohol and prescribed medication
  • Risk taking behaviours
  • Medicines management for education professionals with statutory responsibility for managing children’s health conditions

Training modules can be delivered within hourly taster sessions, half day and full day training packages.

Organisations who can benefit

Public and private sectors

We deliver consultancy and training to a wide range of public and private businesses and sectors. We tailor our consultancy to best meet the needs of each organisation we are working with and the profile of their staff or service user group. Examples include training modules for state schools, academies and private schools.


We deliver training and consultation to private business across a range of sectors to help employers manage their moral and legal obligations to employees’ physical and mental health and wellbeing.

We tailor our consultancy to best meet the industry needs and workplace environment, specifically issues that impact on absence, stress and presenteeism.

Audit, profiling and action planning

We offer a range of consultancy support that enables us to get to know you, your business and what you want to achieve. As a part of a whole business approach to mental health and wellbeing we can conduct:

  • Simple 360 audit of your business’ wellbeing
  • Profiling of your workforce needs
  • Action planning
  • Easy to embed tools as part of the everyday running of your business
  • Training tailored to role and responsibility

Knowing where to start can sometimes feel overwhelming

Compass can be your trusted and ‘competent health and wellbeing person’ and tailor make a package of support that best meets your size of business, workforce and budget and ensures you meet your legal and moral obligations.

We believe in doing a few simple things well that can be properly embedded within the culture of your business. In our experience it is often the most basic, simple changes for little cost that have the most impact and are the most sustainable.

Supporting professional driver health

Compass, in collaboration with The CPC Link Ltd (approved consortium of Periodic Driver CPC training) has developed a positive mental health awareness and wellbeing course for professional drivers.

The course has been approved by the Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT) and is delivered by approved training agencies at registered training centres throughout the UK.

Compass is proud to be working closely alongside its partners The CPC Link Ltd and Minx Consultancy to increase the awareness of the importance of driver health across the industry and health and wellbeing sector. By adopting a preventative and early help approach, I believe we can combine Compass’ expertise in training, action learning and delivering public health interventions alongside key partners from within the industry to help reduce mental and chronic physical ill-health and improve the conditions and support for professional drivers who come from all sectors and commerce

Rachel Bundock, Compass CEO

For more information about our courses please contact or click on this link for the positive mental health awareness and wellbeing course for professional drivers: The CPC Link Ltd.

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