What Our Customers Say...
We are fortunate to have received great feedback from our clients...
"The course was well delivered with interesting detail, I liked the way the presenter facilitated discussion and how to ensure good practice."
Gordon - Beechwood Primary School
"5/5 Employee Wellbeing & Stress Management in Schools 19/01/12 - Very informative, has given me a great deal to think about."
Carly - Bromley Heath Junior School
"In October last year we enrolled on the Staff Wellbeing Academy with Spiral Wellbeing as we needed to streamline our current staff wellbeing strategy.
From the start Jon has kept in regular contact and delivered all 8 modules, we now have a wide range of quality resources and 3 staff who now have an in-depth knowledge on supporting staff wellbeing.
This course has been a breath of fresh air and considering the cost it has more than met our expectations. Jon is a professional trainer with excellent knowledge in this subject and has been flexible throughout even running extra training sessions when fellow delegates have had to miss modules due to emergencies or other commitments.
If your school is looking for guidance and support with your Staff Wellbeing Strategy then the length, pace and resources provided during this course will definitely bring your strategy together and exceed your expectations."
HR Officer - Mainstream Secondary School in West Sussex
"Today was excellent, many thanks. I received some great information and ideas and would be very interested in arranging whole school training."
Paula Jordan - Principal - Sperrinview Special School
"Employee Wellbeing & Stress Management in Schools - Bath 19/01/12 - Thank you, Very interesting to take time away from a busy schedule to consider this important, very real issue."
Cath - Widcombe Junior School
"Having contacted Jon in March 2020 to discuss my situation I wanted to provide him and prospective clients with an honest review about my experience and progress over the past few months.
When I contacted Jon I was really struggling, I was worrying about everything in my life and my self esteem was at rock bottom. Over the past few years I have engaged with a talking therapist and spent a great deal of money on private counselling without making any real progress. After my initial consultation with Jon something felt different, I left our meeting feeling that I had found someone who genuinely understood how I was feeling and was able to give me a clear plan which would benefit me in the long term.
I have now had 4 video consultations with Jon due to the Covid-19 situation and have started to notice some significant changes in myself, I have started to challenge my worries and realise that I am overthinking many situations and my self esteem is improving. I really look forward to my 1 hour session each month as I know that I will leave the session feeling great and motivated to work on the programme that Jon has put together for me.
Jon's technique is all about listening, showing empathy and setting achievable goals, whilst also sharing his own experiences and knowledge which for the first time has made me feel that someone actually understands how I am feeling.
I came across Jon on through a social media advert and was a little reluctant at first however given his location and affordable hourly rates I felt that I had nothing to lose, especially as my first 20 minute consultation was free!
I really would recommend anybody in a similar situation as myself to speak with Jon from Spiral Wellbeing as the work that we have been doing since March is changing the way I see the world and understand myself."
Melissa - Torbay - July 2020
"I felt that the course was well run with ample opportunity to have group discussion & share ideas. Jon lead the session in an organised manner and I feel that this helped encourage the group to share & develop ideas that I can take back to the business to implement. Thank You"
Gemma - City West Works
"Really useful & thought provoking, have not had such a useful course for a long time. Relevant with many ideas to take back to school."
Jane - Orchard Primary School, Southampton
"Very well run course, lots of open discussion and great content. Lots of ideas to take away and extremely enlightening."
Joanne - Mosscare Housing
""Jon has great enthusiasm for this subject which kept all of the delegates attention throughout the day. I have thoroughly enjoyed today's course and have learnt a great deal. Highly recommended to other organisations "
Eric - H&S Manager Cheshire West & Chester Council
"Very enjoyable course, moved at a good pace with varied activities and well presented."
Joan Bell Principal - Spires Integrated Primary School
"My headteacher and I thoroughly enjoyed this very informative course."
R Randles - Penygelli Community Primary
"The day provided me with the opportunity to think about the staff and studentsand how we can make their lives easier, I have come away with a number of ideas for pursuing."
Karen - Will Adams Centre - Gillingham
"Thank you it has been a most productive and thought provoking day. I feel more confident about how best to begin to address the area of managing wellbeing both for myself and for our school."
Faithe Moffett - Crawfordsburn Primary School
"An excellent course, I liked the fact that not only did we look at stress and stress management but also at how to actively promote employee wellbeing."
Julie - The Ridgeway Community School
" I needed to produce a wellbeing policy and report to the governing body on how we were managing stress and wellbeing. The model policy and knowledge I have gained today will help me to feel more confident in addressing this area of responsibility."
Liz - Brockswood Primary School
""Well run and interesting course, initially my expectations were of a 'dry' subject covering a lot of information already known however I found the day thought provoking, interactive and interesting throughout".
Lyn Harvey - University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust
"This course has given me the opportunity to think about the symptoms of stress and how it may effect people in different ways. Good guidance on websites that may be useful and Jon provides contact for further advice if needed."
Linda - Bean Primary School
"A very enjoyable day, lots of time to consider ways to improve wellbeing. It was also good to be able to share ideas with other schools."
Geraldine Hanna - St Itas Primary School
"University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust has commissioned Spiral Wellbeing to deliver a number of stress and resilience programmes aimed at individuals and managers since 2015. Our Workplace Wellbeing Lead had attended an open course held locally and considered the content and style of presentation matched the identified training requirements of colleagues at the time. Since then, Spiral Wellbeing has continued to deliver programmes to Trust colleagues on an ad-hoc basis whenever the budget allows. Our sincere thanks to Spiral Wellbeing for providing two complimentary Building Resilience to Stress sessions to colleagues in May 2018 in support of national Mental Health Awareness Week. As with the previous programmes, the places were oversubscribed and feedback from attendees was extremely positive with requests for further resilience sessions to be arranged.
Jon Kestell’ s flexible approach to the programme ensures corporate objectives are met with regards learning outcomes, timeline and budget. The evaluation used is a useful measure of impact- it is clear from delegate feedback that Jon takes every effort to confirm understanding of each aspect of the course, providing examples throughout the session, to reinforce the training. His level of knowledge of the subject is excellent and the professional yet accessible manner in which he teaches really adds to the quality of engagement."
Claire Haley - Workplace Wellbeing Lead - University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
"As the course progressed people shared information as Jon was very encouraging of our participation and made it easy for us to interact. A great course in which knowledge was key and definitely hit the mark. "
Lisa - Greater Manchester Police
"Schools Staff Wellbeing Academy 2020/21
I just wanted to say thank you for the training, I really enjoyed it and found it really useful. We received lots of useful resources and also tips on where to start with putting a strategy together.
Susan - Head of HR - George Heriots School Edinburgh
"Following our well being day that was attended by 110 staff we would like to Thank Spiral Wellbeing for your invaluable guidance and leadership in helping us embed the necessary approaches and policies needed to meet the demands of 21st Century schooling. "
Trystan Williams - Head Teacher The Springfield's Academy
"Very interesting and informative day - clearly delivered. Excellent for focusing my mind on the issues of stress and staff well being."
Anne - St Mary's School
"I am really happy with the content of the days training which I will find extremely useful to implement within my organisation."
Tara - ALcontrol Laboratories
"Jon seems very knowledgeable about the education sector and had useful insights and suggestions for school based approach, I enjoyed the day very much."
Amanda Irvine - Vice Principal - Carrickfergus College
"I found the course to be most informative and helpful and it appears from initial discussions I will be required to put something together for the school in regard to the awareness of stress (wellbeing) and will include the relaxation part (especially as some resist this so strongly! ).
I would like to take this opportunity to say I experienced your presentation and delivery of the course material to be fun, light and informative.
So often courses can be predictive, heavy, boring and text book and when the presenter is challenged or questioned on material, they stumble because they don’t really know their subject. You are obviously experienced in your field and it made a pleasant change to be able to attend a course which could hold interest from all participants and involve them without making them feel pressured. (I even found the legislation part interesting which I rarely do)."
Sarah - Ratcliffe School
"A really good mix of presentation & discussion techniques. This is a valuable course which I would recommend to any organisation."
Sally - BILT Group Ltd
"This course has given much to think about, glad I came with a colleague to share and bounce ideas. Useful information, policy and sign posting."
Amanda - St Mary's Primary School
"Very well run & organised course, good balance of interactive activities and direct information. Useful and good ideas to take back. Thank you"
Anne - St Andrews C of E School
"Well presented and able to share current practices and issues with other schools. Good practical ideas to take back to the workplace which dont involve huge change or expense."
Dorothy - Highdown School
"Excellent Course which was very well presented. All information received is useful for our organisation."
Sian - Head of HR - St Davids Hospice
"Regarding Employee Well-being & Stress Management Course 10/11/2011
5 out of 5. I found the discussions particularly useful, other delegates had good ideas & solutions to problems which I will take away and try. "
Jacqui - Exeter International Airport
"Regarding Employee Well-being & Stress Management Course 10/11/2011
- Good informative course I enjoyed the relaxed style, it didn't seem rushed or pressured - Thank you."
Gerry - Rowcroft Hospice - Torquay
"Jon's input into the wellbeing of our small team has had a noticeable effect on both our levels of business and our ability to handle such. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to any business, large or small who consider themselves to be seriously interested in the welfare of their workforce."
"I am going away with lots of ideas, this course will have a positive impact on all staff in our school. Thank you"
Lisa - St Andrews Primary School
"Very comprehensive course, good resources and friendly atmosphere. Really helped and gave me time out of the business to think about policy and what we can do to develop wellbeing."
Mark - LTC Developments