Dare to Dream:


Empowering change,
The power of our thoughts,
Reaching your goals.

Choices Training and Development

A wellbeing and productivity programme to attract, recruit, retain and support managers and employees

Business leaders are identifying that all of these are a huge cost to business:

  • Off work with stress
  • Presenteeism
  • Low self-esteem
  • Workplace conflict
  • Sleepless Nights
  • Poor stamina/motivation
  • Staff turnover

The Centre for Mental Health states the financial cost to British business of mental ill-health is an estimated £26 billion per annum with 11.7 million working days lost.

Choices Training and Development (CT&D) can help you increase resilience and productivity providing management skills, methodology and tools to tackle stress head on and manage change effectively, rather than relying on reactive responses when the damage is done!

This workplace well-being intervention reduces workplace stress, sickness absence rates, staff attrition and the cost of re-recruitment.

It also helps fulfil Corporate Social Responsibilities and give back to society  as Safe New Futures charity is supported by CT&D.

Creating Happy, Healthy, Thriving Workplaces #HHTW

Comments from delegates:
"I've learnt how I process things and I've allowed that to bolster my self-esteem."

"It has made me believe that I actually can and it has given me the tools and steps to how I get there."

"It has improved the working relationships that I can develop."

"I spend a lot of time beating myself up and telling myself that I can't do things and that is what I have overcome."

Stress in the Workplace

The opposite pie chart from HSE relates to stress, depression or anxiety by cause averaged from 2009-2012. 12.5 million working days lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2016/17

Can your business afford lost days from stress? Recovery time for burnout could be as much as 6 months!

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Who are Choices Training and Development?

Choices Training and Development Ltd (a Safe New Futures company) provide corporate training and support for work-based mental health and stress related issues.  Find out how Quilter employees have been impacted by our 'Dare to Dream' programme and why their director brought us in.

Our Choices Training and Development Corporate Programmes:

  • Increase productivity and motivation
  • Reduce absenteeism, presenteeism, staff turnover and
  • Support businesses to comply with their duty of care.

The revenue from Choices Training and Development, support our charity ‘Safe New Futures’ further enabling businesses to enhance their Corporate Social Responsibility activities.

“The Safe New Futures team bring a deep understanding of how change impacts us all at a very human level and are helping to unlock the potential of our people in some of the most challenging of times. As a responsible business, we asked ‘What we are giving back to the community?’. The opportunity to work with a charity had real resonance with our purpose, ‘to create prosperity for this generation and for those that follow’. What Safe New Futures do fits with that, so it was a great opportunity and one that both of us have really enjoyed.”

Penny Cole, People Transformation Director at Quilter

Quilter also run its own internal initiative encouraging staff to talk openly about issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder and bipolar to borderline personality disorder. As Quilter Group CEO Paul Feeney says:

"This is not just philanthropic, it's hard business. A healthy workforce equals a wealthy company."

How does mental health impact us in work?

Mental illness is the leading cause of sickness absence in the UK

300,000 people leave their place of work each year due to poor mental health.

1-in-4 employees will suffer a mental health issue, impacting sickness absence and staff turnover costing industry an average of £1,300 for every single employee each year.

Choices Training and Development as a soloution

More than 80% of individuals improve in confidence, self-esteem and motivation as a result of our Choices programmes. Our tailor-made programmes offer a unique blend of cognitive behavioural therapy and goal-based training. We address Mental health issues such as stress, low mood, feeling of anxiety, lack of motivation, isolation enabling staff to stay resilient through changing times.