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Working with change and uncertainty

This session is part of the psychosocial resources for personal wellbeing and professional competence series and looks at maintaining healthy work practices in uncertain times working with change and uncertainty.


The workshop aims to help participants look at how change and uncertainty affect us and consider some strategies and tools to manage this life and work phenomenon.

The impact of Covid-19 on the way the university operates has required many of us to review our approaches to work as the nature of our roles change to meet the needs of the institution. The ability to understand our reactions to uncertainty and respond in ways that enable continued effective working whilst maintaining our motivation and safeguarding our wellbeing is paramount.

This session will be delivered face-to-face on campus

Intended outcomes and benefits of attending

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Have learned about how we might experience change and uncertainty emotionally and psychologically and why.
  • Explore the change as a transitional process of adaption.
  • Have considered some strategies to manage the change process and to find a way to tolerate uncertainty about helpful behaviours or routines.
  • Have been offered the opportunity to reflect upon some personal action ideas.


OD&PL and the Staff Counselling & Psychological Support Service are offering a 1.5 hour online psychosocial resources workshop that explores individual reactions to change and uncertainty and builds the skills and strategies which can be used to maintain a healthy and sustainable balance. This is an ‘open workshop’ which is available to all employees of the university.

  • Nicola Neath; University of Leeds Staff Counsellor – Nicola is also an MBACP Accredited Psychotherapist.
  • Marcus Hill; Senior Staff Development Adviser in OD&PL

Booking your place:

View available upcoming dates and book your place


You can also view upcoming dates of all the Psychosocial Resource suite of workshops or register your interest if there are no available dates.

For more information about this session please email