Image: Professor Steve Peters presenting the first workshop in the new Mind Management: Skills for Life programme.
Chimp Management has enlisted the support of 200 teachers to take part in the company’s first-ever feasibility study to assess the implementation of their new psychoeducational programme. The Mind Management: Skills for Life programme is designed to help organisations and individuals reduce stress, anxiety and self-doubt whilst improving confidence, communication, relationships and overall happiness.
The study was led by the RDaSH Centre for Psychological Research and involved teachers from schools across the North of England, Midlands and South who participated in the eight-week study. The study design was an uncontrolled cohort study, and all teachers received the Mind Management Skills for Life Programme training which was delivered by Chimp Management’s Psychological Skills Mentors. Teacher well-being was measured at four different time points via online surveys including validated occupational burnout (OLBI) and psychological well-being (WEMWBS) measures. Results from the study highlighted an association with improved wellbeing and a reduction in burnout which was maintained 8 weeks after completing the course.
One cohort member commented, “Being on the Chimp Management CPD has had a real impact on the way I see myself and situations in my life. In both my professional and personal life I feel more able to manage difficult situations and the emotions that they evoke. Professionally, I have found greater happiness within my role due to the way I now see myself and how I now deal with situations that arise during the day (especially ones that are beyond my control).”