Organisational Development

Personal development and effectiveness

Our personal development workshops can help to improve your wellbeing and become more effective at work and in life.

See below for our current workshops. To view the upcoming dates, please click on the link under each course to navigate to the booking page.

Open the workshop title below to view the course details and book a place.  

Becoming a mentee - Get the Most from Mentoring

Trainer: Sarah O'Malley, Organisational Development Consultant

Duration: One hour

Who it is for? Any staff member who would like to become a mentee

Workshop Objectives:

Participants can expect to learn:

  • what mentoring is and how mentoring works at the University of Sussex
  • how to access mentoring
  • how mentoring can help with personal and professional development
  • how to get the most out of mentoring relationships at any career stage.

Next date to be announced

Lets have a mental health conversation (for all staff)

Trainer: Vicki Love, Organisational Development Consultant

Duration: 90 minutes

Workshop Objectives:

Attend this workshop to develop awareness and understanding of how to maintain good mental well being, taking more of a proactive approach. You will be introduced to a personalised, practical tool that will help you manage your own mental health and make it easier to initiate mental health conversations.

Who is it for? For all staff (there is a separate workshop for managers here)

View dates and book a place on Eventbrite

Understanding and Using Your Strengths

Trainer: Sarah Engineer, Organisational Development Consultant

Duration: 90 minutes

Workshop Objectives:

  • Identify your own personal motivational drivers and work-based strengths
  • Learn trategies to aid efficiency and job satisfaction
  • Learn how to prevent going into overdrive

Who is it for? For all staff 

View dates and book a place on Eventbrite

Contact us

Organisational Development
Human Resources
Sussex House
T 01273 606755 ext 4806

Wellbeing E-learning for staff

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All staff can now enrol upon the new online Wellbeing modules for staff - a comprehensive package covering a range of topics on mental wellbeing.

Just login to LearnUpon and go to Catalogue. There are five modules:

1. Mental health in the workplace

2. Mental wellbeing and resilience

3. Supporting others

4. The law and wellbeing conversations

5. Managing your own self-care and wellbeing

These interactive modules offer information and various tools to support both employees and staff managers.

For help with LearnUpon, please see our online learning page.


Student mental health

Developed by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, this e-learning course is designed to help non-specialist staff offer a first line of support to students who may have mental health issues.

Managing mental health at work

The Mental Health at Work website provides resources to help staff get to grips with mental health issues in the workplace.

Better Mental Health at Work: Toolkits for Staff

Care First

A service for all staff, Care First provide a range of help at difficult times, including counselling and specialist advice.  


As a member of staff you have free access to Thrive, a smart phone app designed to improve mental wellbeing. 

Third party resources and trainings may signpost different support services and recommend procedures that differ from those we offer at Sussex. It is important to remember that University of Sussex policies and procedures must be followed at all times. They can be found on the Student Support webpages.