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Thriving at work – by design!

June 18 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm


The purpose of this one-day workshop is to transform the way individuals and organisations think about health and well-being. In too many organisations, health and wellbeing is seen as a “nice to have” rather than core to business sustainability.Extensive research shows that a strong, values based ethical workplace culture improves people’s health and well-being, drives up engagement and is more productive. This workshop will provide you the tools to kick-start the development of such a workplace.

We hope to identify people who will champion these ideas when they return back to their workplaces and thereby start to make a tangible difference to the Reading business community over time.This course is intended for individuals from a wide range of roles including but not limited to: health and wellbeing leads, HR, managers, senior executives, learning and development.


The workshop is comprised of five modules:

  • What is a Healthy and Ethical workplace (HEW)?
  • Building understanding, communicating effectively and resolving conflict.
  • Promoting positive mental health in the workplace
  • Introduction to understanding and building resilience
  • Building a Healthy and Ethical workplace.

Key learning outcomes

  1. Understand what a healthy and ethical workplace means and why such workplaces are not only desirable but also necessary to address today’s complex challenges.
  2. Have a toolkit of communication skills which can be used in a variety of situations to improve your communication with others.
  3. Have a defined approach for resolving conflict before it escalates.
  4. Understand how our mental health affects the way we live, work and communicate with others
  5. Have explored some of the common mental health problems facing people today and how we can support those who experience these conditions
  6. Create a personal starting point for building resilience.
  7. Use the HEW toolkit provided to kick start the development of a Healthy and Ethical workplace including building a compelling business case.
  8. Build a personal action plan.

Workshop Presenters

Emma Campolucci: I’m Emma Campolucci a passionate people person who has devoted the last decade to learning ways to support people grow and develop. I completed a psychology degree with the Open University whilst my children were small and then began a 4 year journey to become a qualified counsellor.

In 2013 I joined Reading Samaritans and became a trainer, both designing and delivering courses. I loved training! Watching people have lightbulb moments where they learned about themselves and others really inspired me. So much so that I decided to undertake a teaching qualification to teach adult learners. Initially I taught the Level 2 Counselling Skills course for Bracknell and Wokingham College but then an opportunity arose with the Wellbeing In Mind Community programme. Our college had lots of community courses on yoga, pottery and photography but nothing which specifically addressed mental health conditions. I designed and delivered a 6 week course on Understanding Anxiety for people experiencing mild to moderate anxiety and this proved to be a great success.

I have subsequently designed and delivered courses on Stress Management, Improving self-confidence and self-compassion and Journaling for Wellbeing. I’m currently planning 3 new courses on Managing depression, improving listening skills to improve relationships and Understanding the impact of technology on wellbeing.

Mark Quirk: Following a 20+ year career in the software industry, Mark eventually wrenched himself away to follow his passion for the mind and wellbeing.  He retrained in Psychology, and followed the UK recognised path for training as a Mindfulness teacher.  Today on a mission for health, happiness and strength he tries to make the years of research behind resilience, mindfulness, mindsets, brain science, models of wellbeing, and strengths a reality for all those he is fortunate enough to work with.

Gurprit Singh: As one of the founders of Ethical Reading I am passionate about the importance of a strong values based ethical culture inside an organisation. It has been a pleasure to develop this workshop in collaboration with Emma and Mark and I look forward to meeting you at one of the sessions.


The cost to attend this full one-day workshop is £250 + VAT and a small registration fee (£200 + VAT for Ethical Reading Partners and Supporters). As this is the first delivery, there is a one-off special discount of 40% to these prices with the cost being £150 + VAT (£120 + VAT for Ethical Reading Partners and Supporters) plus registration fee. When registering, please use the discount code “HEW18062019” to get the 40% saving.

Partners and Supporters

We would like to recognise our Partners and Supporters (https://ethicalreading.org.uk/partners-and-supporters/) in supporting all that we do. If you would like to join as an organisation, please contact us at info@ethicalreading.org.uk.

Join us

We would love for you to join us (membership is free) at https://www.ethicalreading.org.uk. Remember to sign up for the regular newsletter as well!