Thriving at Work

Partnership

Closed for new partners

Participants

Open for participants

Location

York, North Yorkshire and East Riding

Audience

Businesses, non-profit organisations and employed participants

Deadline

Ongoing

What is Thriving at Work?

The project aims to support more people to thrive at work. It has a particular focus on supporting inclusive workplaces that can unlock the potential of staff who are neurodiverse, disabled or experience mental health challenges.

Delivered through a network of specialist partners, we can offer 3 packages of support to businesses and people:

All support is free to access and available across York, North Yorkshire and East Riding.

The vision for the Thriving at Work project is inclusive, accessible and healthy workplaces that increase productivity and create an environment where all employees can thrive.

Funding

This project is part-funded by the European Social Fund. It is supported locally with match-funding provided by North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and HEY Smile Foundation.

The project is led by Better Connect and delivered through our specialist partnership.

About Thriving at Work

The project offers 3 packages of support to businesses and individuals. All support is free to access and available across York, North Yorkshire and East Riding.

Thriving at Work is part-funded by the European Social Fund. It is supported locally with match-funding provided by North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and HEY Smile Foundation.

Inclusive Workplace

Inclusive Workplace

A comprehensive package of inclusive support, aimed at helping businesses realise the benefits of creating an inclusive workplace where all of their staff are supported to thrive.

Diversity Training

Diversity Training

A project of short taster webinars and more in-depth training courses on a range of issues relating to inclusive workplaces. Our full list of courses can be found on the Diversity Training Booking page.

Workplace Support

Workplace Support

Personalised 1-2-1 in-work coaching and mentoring for people who self-identify as being neurodiverse, disabled or experiencing mental health challenges. The support is designed to help in a work context and ensure they are able to thrive at work.

News and Case Studies

Mental Health Awareness Week – “It is the relationship that you have with yourself that is the most important relationship you will ever have”

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  Mental Health Awareness Week is from the 9th – 15th May and this years key topic is loneliness. Today we hear from our Engagement Manager Hannah about what she has learnt from her experiences of loneliness.  “Loneliness can show up in life in many different ways, it can come from feeling the need to

A Farewell from Sam and Introducing our New CEO…

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  Today we say goodbye to our amazing CEO Sam Alexander. Sam has worked for Better Connect for thirteen years, taking over as CEO six years ago. Sam has created an inclusive, positive and exciting place to work for all of the staff here. We will miss her greatly, but know that it is time

Emergency First Aid, Neurodiversity Awareness and Mental Health First Aid Training Available

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  Are you looking to upskill your team? Or do you have a particular staff member that is interested in learning more about topics such as emergency first aid, neurodiversity awareness or mental health first aid? The below courses are fully funded by the European Social Fund and Local Authorities so they will be no

Catching up with Autism Plus and The Blue Dolphin Holiday Park

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  You may remember back in September we shared an amazing story about The Blue Dolphin Holiday Park, an employer that has worked with Autism Plus through the Thriving at Work programme to support some of their staff members that have autism. Autism Plus worked with the employer to make adjustments in the way they work

Reflections on the Local Linking Events so far

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We have been out on the road again in North Yorkshire! It has felt so good to see people face to face again, to talk in person about real issues our communities are facing and visit amazing local venue’s sampling lots of varied delicious lunch menu’s. Our Local Linking Events are for anyone wanting to

Stigma and Culture Change

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We are really happy to post the slides from the most recent Thriving at Work webinar on dealing with stigma and culture change. Follow the link below to download.    

Local Linking Events

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We are really pleased to announce a new round of Local Linking events across York, North Yorkshire and the East Riding as part of Action Towards Inclusion and Thriving at Work. These events are a great networking opportunity – allowing keyworkers, intervention partners, participants and others to get together and share expertise and experiences. For

Celebrating Thriving at Work

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  The dream………to create inclusive, accessible and healthy workplaces that increase productivity and create and environment where all employees can thrive. Thriving at Work supports individuals, and organisations to improve their workplace practices, learn how to better support colleagues that may be struggling and provide 121 holistic provision where employees who are neurodiverse, have a

Supporting Employees Mental Health

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A big thanks to Nick at York Mind for their recent webinar focusing on supporting people with their mental health.  If you would like to see the slides from the session they can be downloaded by following the link below. We are planning new sessions as part of Thriving at Work in the New Year

Understanding Sensory Overload

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  A big thanks to Autism Plus for their recent webinar focusing on sensory overload.  If you would like to see the slides from the session they can be downloaded by following the link below. We are planning new sessions as part of Thriving at Work in the New Year so please check out the

Winter Wellbeing

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  A big thanks to Nicola Gibbons from York Mind for sharing some valuable tips for winter wellbeing.  If you would like to attend one of our next webinars then please visit our booking page.  These sessions are free and funded as part of our Thriving at Work project. You can also download the resources

Managing Neurodivergent Staff – Webinar Resources

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  We were really please to have Suzanne Eusman from Autism Plus share her insights into supporting staff who identify as autistic or nerodivergent. We’ve kept her presentation and you can download it below. There are lots of new Lunchtime Learning webinars and more in depth training planned so please check out the link below.

Neurodiversity Training

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  This week Better Connect took part in Neurodiversity Awareness training through the ‘Diversity Training’ strand of Thriving at Work. Delivered by Suzanne Eusman at Autism Plus- one of our fantastic partners on both Thriving at Work (TAW) and Action Towards Inclusion  (ATI), the training was certainly invaluable.  We wanted to share some of the

Balance in Leadership

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    It was great to hear Sam our CEO talking and sharing about the importance of balance in leadership.  We are recording all the Thriving at Work webinars but you can book on these free events and find out more about the in depth training being offered as part of our exciting project. You

A Big Thanks to Nick…

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    We want to say a big thank you to Nicola Gibbons from York Mind for kicking off our new series of lunchtime learning webinars  – funded as part of Thriving at Work. The session  – focusing on the importance of employee mental health – was really well received and we hope that it

Helping People Thrive at Work – Autism Plus

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  Do you have neurodiverse or autistic staff members? We all want to support our staff members to thrive in their workplaces. However, if your staff members are neurodiverse or autistic it may be more challenging to create environments to help them to do that. Today’s story is about some of the lovely staff at

Lunchtime Learning – Webinars for Busy Employers

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  Thriving at Work offers an exciting new range of bite-sized webinars on staff wellbeing, inclusion and neurodiversity. We’ll be touching on subjects such as: Encouraging Diversity Inclusivity in the Workplace Mental Health Supporting staff who are Neurodiverse Workplace wellbeing   The first lunchtime sessions are now available and we’ll be adding more as the

Thriving at Work Training – FAA Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health

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  Thriving at Work is an innovative project that offers employers and employees a range of support  – helping to make workplaces more inclusive and supporting. This is a one day course to be held on the 22nd October 2021 and is available individuals that wish to improve their knowledge of mental health in the

Thriving at Work – Lisa’s Story

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  “I have had many dark days through depression and my anxiety has at times been so debilitating. Ricky has given me the tools to control my emotions and not let my mental health control me but learn to live with it….”   It was great to receive a recent case study from Working For

Connecting with the Outside – St Nick’s

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Thriving at Work aims to support more people to thrive at work. It has a particular focus on supporting inclusive workplaces that can unlock the potential of staff who are neurodiverse, disabled or experience mental health challenges. We recently met up with Esther from St Nicks  – who talked about their exciting offer as part

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Useful Documents & Links

 

 

Workplace Support Expression of Interest Form

The Workplace Support strand is currently open for new participants. Support is provided flexibly and is arranged directly with your Workplace Mentor at a time and place to suit you. 

Follow the link to read about it and express your interest

Thriving at Work Employer Information

Click the button below to download an information sheet PDF for Thriving at Work opportunities for employers.

Thriving at Work Employee Information

If you are an employee looking for support and want more information please download the PDF below