Survive and Thrive Wellbeing Programme

We have come to the end of our Survive and Thrive (SAT) Wellbeing Pilot Programme.  Over the last 14 months, we have run 5 days across Trusts and Schools in different formats.  The triangulated feedback from trainees, both who attended and via the TAC, for this programme and the initiative has been overwhelmingly positive. The Pilot has also been mentioned positively in dispatches at HETV Quality Committee reviews, with a recommendation to offer across the region.

HETV PSWS are pleased to be able to fund a maximum of 24 days over a year across all schemes, with a maximum of 20 ppl per day. This is a whole day programme, looking at what promotes general wellbeing and exploring one’s preferred way of responding to challenging situations in the morning. The afternoon sessions are experiential workshops facilitated by psychologists focussed on how to survive and thrive using CBT principles and techniques in a challenging environment. The workshop will aim to give experiences of learning to recognise and work differently using more helpful ways of thinking and coping in challenging situations, systems and interactions with others, and has been the unique offer of this programme.

TPD’s/HoS can access these for their trainees on a first come first served basis. For each session, the TPD/HoS trainee rep will be invited to identify what the particular concerns around working in that specialism are to inform in detail the afternoon workshops.

DME’s can also access this programme for their staff (not just trainees) but there will be a charge to the trusts for this.

Expressions of interest by email to

Please allow enough lead-in time  to act on Covid-19 advice as it evolves and to coordinate multiple facilitators and venues