iprovision wellbeing workshop rolled out nationally

A wellbeing seminar successfully piloted in London by the CIPR benevolent fund iprovision will be staged across the UK to help PR professionals manage stress in the workplace and achieve a better work-life balance.

The highly acclaimed workshop - 'Positive Psychology:increase your resilience and performance at work' - will be hosted by the CIPR North East group in Newcastle on September 1, before being held by other CIPR groups across the UK.

The interactive two-hour workshop will be delivered by business psychologists and trainers Viv and Gill Thackray, from the leading consultancy Positive Change Guru. The pair will demonstrate how PR professionals can manage stress to increase resilience and wellbeing.

For the last two years stress has been a major factor in the CIPR State of the Profession research, with the research revealing more than half (51%) of managers feel ‘extremely stressed’ or ‘very stressed’ in their roles.

Pat Gaudin Found.Chart.PR FCIPR, iprovision Chair
We believe that by giving people the tools to handle some of the stresses and strains of what for most of us is an exciting, fast-paced career, we can help them to cope with whatever life throws at them, and become more resilient.

From an employer point of view, reducing stress levels for what is the key resource of their business – and helping colleagues to achieve a better work-life balance – makes for a happier, healthier and more productive office environment.
Pat Gaudin Found.Chart.PR FCIPR, iprovision Chair

Tickets and further information on the Newcastle workshop are available on Eventbrite.

Notes to editors

Notes to editors

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).