The Well-Minded Practice has been lucky enough to collaborate with some brilliant people on the development of a number of psycho-educational projects, focussed on improving student and staff mental health and wellbeing in Higher Education. Working as a multidisciplinary psycho-educational consultancy we have the flexibility to tailor to the needs of your institution.
“Across the UK, there is growing focus on the need for strategic whole-university approaches to support student mental health”– Rosie Tressler, CEO of Student Minds
We develop bespoke mental health training for all staff across the University community built on evidence and good practice from the literature and research, resulting in training specific and relevant to staff role including:
Professional services staff
Halls of Residence
Our aim is to improve students’ academic performance and wellbeing; delivering training and facilitating workshops on various aspects of student wellbeing including the links between wellbeing and academic performance and learning and emotions; giving practical guidance and proven techniques for reducing student anxiety, increasing students’ abilities and reinvigorating their love of learning.
Disputes happen. Mostly, we can sort things out by talking, listening, compromising and collaborating. When we get stuck in our disputes, however, conflict can become stressful, costly, and distracting. The Well-Minded Practice is able to offer a mediation service for those who want to resolve conflict quickly and without the need for formal action.
Developing Bespoke Mental Health Training Relevant to Staff Roles - University of Derby
"I have contracted Jo to lead and deliver the psycho-education programme at the University of Derby for the last 6 academic years. Jo has that very valuable and rare ability to instantly develop rapport and create a safe and dynamic learning environment. She also happens to be a highly effective teacher and therapist."
Student Services Manager, University of Derby
"Jo is a highly skilled therapist and educator. I have watched Jo's impressive ability to engage a range of audiences in education settings. And a number of people who have received counselling support from Jo have told me how helpful and effective she has been."
Senior Lecturer, University of Derby
Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy
"I have had the pleasure of working with Joanna on our staff induction and other staff development requirements. Joanna is one of the most passionate colleagues I have worked with. She is super helpful and always responds with great insight and workable solutions."
Organisational Development Manager, University of Derby
"Jo's dedication to supporting our students is amazing. She works with us in such an open way; listening and understanding. This leads to considered outputs that really get to the heart of what our Joint Honours students need."
Suzanne Wigley, Joint Honours Lead, University of Derby
"I have thoroughly enjoyed working collaboratively with Joanna to better understand the relationship between learning, teaching and student wellbeing. Joanna is an advocate for an institutional approach to embedding student wellbeing rather than seeing it as the responsibility of one department. I have benefitted greatly from Joanna’s expertise in the area of psychoeducation. Joanna’s approach is collaborative, supportive, engaging and challenges people to reevaluate their practice to recognise what supports student wellbeing and student success. I can recommend Joanna for her expertise, approach and as a valued colleague."
Dr Tamsin Bowers-Brown -
Head of Social Justice and Pedagogic Practice, University of Derby