What is Thrive in mind?

Laya health & wellness has a proactive not just reactive approach to mental health in the workplace and our team of Organisational Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists, Counselling Psychologists and Behavioural Psychologists are ready to help your organisation with the latest approaches. Our Thrive in Mind seminar and webinar topics list provides a comprehensive range of topics to engage employees on a wide range of mental health issues.



We want to inspire employees, cover topical issues and give ease of access to the latest teaching from our experts to ultimately create a workplace of learning, communication and collaboration.

We have worked very hard to take another step up in 2016 to create topics that will be enjoyable and informative, providing a social event for your employees. We work with you to ensure we provide the right topics that are important, fun or both… these are not boring lectures!!

Each seminar will last approximately 30-40 minutes with adequate time for Q&A afterwards. The presentation will be emailed in advance to the client. We will also email a useful handout to accompany each talk, for distribution to all attendees.

We can also deliver back to back seminars or have a Wellness Expert on site to deliver an all day series of 6 Seminars. If you cant find the topic you are after, please contact us and we can discuss a topic to be designed and delivered, just for you.

Webinars on Demand

Our Webinars are convenient, informative and are available on demand, which allows for employees and their families to view whenever and wherever it is convenient to them regardless of their location.

We can work with you on the marketing of these webinars and release them on the date of your choice. All webinar recordings will be made available to all employees for 30 days from launch day.


What Our Experts Say

A modern approach to Emotional Wellbeing, Mental health & Life balance…
— Dr. Richard Meachem, Counselling Psychologist

The Topics List

S =Available as Seminar / W = Available as Webinar / M = Delivered by Marquee Speaker

Bouncing Back

Practical techniques & how workplace resiliency can work as we constantly find ourselves planning ahead and setting goals for the future, we often find ourselves with no room to focus on the present. This seminar aims to show you how to focus all your attention on present, allowing you to appreciate it more and improve the quality of your life.
We will provide you tips on easy mindfulness exercises & techniques that can help you to tackle stress, anxiety, depression and mental exhaustion

Life Balance

It is okay to admit that balancing all sides of life at once is not always the easiest task. Juggling work, life, family, friends, relationships, decisions, commitments and more is enough to make any one person feel overwhelmed.
Our Psychologist will provide you with practical strategies on how to take control of the overwhelming situations we often find ourselves in. We can offer you advice on how to manage day to day tasks and give you some tips to relieve the pressures of life.

Habits of Happiness

It is amazing what simple changes can be made
It is easy to spend your life waiting to be happy. Some think “if only I had more money” or “if I could afford that house now” or “if I could lose weight” then I would be happy. Well here’s a secret: you can be happy right now. It’s not always easy, but you can choose to be happy, and in the vast majority of circumstances there’s no one who can stop you except for yourself.
What’s the secret to being happy? The truth is, happiness comes from within. You can learn how to do it, just as you can learn any other skill. Those who are happy tend to follow a certain set of habits that create peace in their lives and if you learn to apply these habits in your own life, there’s a good chance you’ll be happy too.

Power of positive thinking

How to bring positivity into all areas of your life
Positive thinking is much more than just being happy or displaying an upbeat attitude. It is believed that positive thoughts can actually create real value in your life and help you build skills that last much longer than a smile. The impact of positive thinking on your work, your health, and your life can be powerful once you know how to build positive emotions into all situations we face.
In this seminar we will explain the influence your thoughts can have, providing you with practical strategies and ideas on how to cultivate your thoughts & behaviours to impact positively in all areas of your life.

Dealing with depression

Some tips on how to cope with depression -depression can drain your energy, hope, and drive which often makes it harder to tackle and do what you need to do to feel better. If you or someone you know is experiencing depression, this may help as our psychologist will offer some advice on what you can control to improve your situation.
We will offer some simple small starting tips for coping with depression which you can build upon.

Mind Full or Mindful

An introduction to Mindfulness - s we constantly find ourselves planning ahead and setting goals for the future, we often find ourselves with no room to focus on the present. This seminar aims to show you how to focus all your attention on the present, allowing you to appreciate it more and improve the quality of your life.
We will provide you with tips on easy mindfulness exercises & techniques that can help you to tackle stress, anxiety, depression and mental exhaustion. We’ll introduce you to some of these strategies during this seminar.

Happiness 101

We’ll take you through the different pillars of happiness and explain how we can actually influence our own levels of happiness. We’ll touch on the relationship between work and happiness and how to positively nurture this relationship.
We’ll provide different practical strategies on how we can all become 'happier'!

Healthy Relationships NEW!

Building a strong, healthy, secure relationship can be one of the best supports in your life. Strong relationships improve all aspects of your life, health, mind, work and family. On the other hand if the relationships are no longer working, it can also be a tremendous drain. Relationships take work and are an investment, essentially the more you put into them, the more that you can get back. This topic will look at the psychological understanding of healthy and strong relationships. It will also look at how we can work on building those elements into our future relationships and repairing current struggling relationships.
This topic is about the self-development of bounding skills. Each relationship is unique and people come together for a multitude of different reasons. Psychological research has identified common elements which form healthy relationships. Knowing the basic elements of healthy relationships keeps them meaningful, fulfilling and passionate in good and bad times

Everyone has Stress

It’s how you handle it -Work stress, family stress, financial stress... we’ve all had to deal with some type of stress or another. All too often, people don’t take care of their own needs, seeing stress as something that can wait to be dealt with until they are less busy with everything else.
This seminar provides practical strategies for managing stress, helping to improve feelings of anxiety & stress in different situations and in return, allowing you to get the most out of your life in work, at home and for you.

Keep your mind sharp, positive and active

As of your 20’s brain function starts to decline, let’s fight back.
Everyone has the occasional ‘blank brain moment’. Maybe you’ve gone into the kitchen and can’t remember why or can’t recall the name of that actor during the dinner party conversation. Memory lapses can occur at any age but ageing alone is generally not a cause of cognitive decline. We expect and accept that our joints and organs may slowly decline as we age, but the thought of our minds doing the same is intolerable.
Memory changes can be frustrating, but the good news is that there are various.

Supportive Bounds NEW!

Supporting Friends and Family with Mental Health Difficulties
How do you support someone with a mental illness? There is no right or wrong way to support someone with a mental illness. How you support someone will depend on you and the person you care for. There is no ‘one size fits all’ model for supporting someone with a mental illness. It helps to understand the diagnosis and how it affects the person you care for.
This seminar

Conflict Resolution NEW!

Have you ever had a disagreement with a co-worker? More than likely you probably have at one time or another. This can be a challenge, and can remain unresolved. Workplace conflicts are very common and there are very few offices where all the employees get along, so it is almost inevitable. Unmanaged or poorly managed conflict in the workplace leads to reduced teamwork, cooperation, productivity and quality, as well as diminished employee commitment and morale leading to increased stress.
Effectively managed conflict can have a really healthy, positive effect on you and your colleagues. This webinar will look at some of the proven methods.

Give Me a Break NEW!

Finding Peace from Your Self-Critic
*I should do this, I should do that, I should be better, I should try harder, I am not good enough, I have never been good enough. These are some of the things that we have to listen to from our self critic.
In this seminar we will explore together how to recognise our self critic, how to gain some space from that critic and how to begin creating a new supportive narrative

Managing the Pace

This topic will help you understand the ‘Stress Response’, enforce positive psychology into your responses and improve the pace at which you travel through every day activities.
Reinforcing the separation between our work and our personal lives, address issues you can control in order to function more effectively both in and out of the workplace.

Overcoming Anxiety

How to recognise and understand it
We all experience anxiety at some point in our life. Anxiety is a common reaction to stress, that has both psychological and physical features and can often help us deal with difficult situations. However, when anxiety becomes excessive, it can take a toll on our mental and physical health.
This topic will discuss strategies that will aid individuals to manage and reduce anxiety day to day. Our psychologist will teach you how to build confidence, give tips on relaxation techniques and how to stop overthinking situations, allowing you to get most out of your life.

Negativity NEW!

Handling those everyday negative thoughts- Do you experience negative thoughts, negative self talk or negative feelings? Practical exercises are a great tool to overcome negativity and increase wellbeing and productivity. Let our Psychologist show you these easy, tried and tested methods to increase your positive feelings

Building Resilience NEW!

A step by step approach- Discover the key pillars that help you perform consistently in a range of situations under pressure while maintaining high levels of energy and stamina. We’ll introduce you to the Key Pillars which are: Emotional Regulation / Optimism / Causal Analysis / Empathy / Reaching Out / Self Efficacy.

The Simplicity of Happiness NEW!

Learn how to find your happiness within yourself -we all want to be happy, but many of us jeopardise our own happiness. Could you be responsible for feeling miserable? Are you stopping your own happiness? This seminar aims to highlight how we can get stuck in thinking happiness is an external thing and that our 'journey' towards happiness is never ending. In fact, the key to happiness is simplicity.

Improving Your EQ NEW!

Emotions -The Key to Your Success
EQ is the single psychological measure which can predict success within the workplace. EQ helps us not only be a success at work, but in our relationships, with family, friends and our community and helps us improve our relationship with ourselves
We will look specifically at the skills which you can use to improve your EQ, using practical exercises, and putting together the building blocks for a personal plan to improve your EQ step by step.

Making Yourself Mindful

Applying Mindfulness to your everyday - It may have started as a trend among Silicon Valley tech companies, but mindfulness seems to be here to stay for all of us. In the past year, mindfulness has made headlines in seemingly every major print publication and news site. No longer just an activity reserved for the few, we see more and more people are looking to mindfulness.
We’ll take you through some steps for applying mindfulness to your every day.

How to manage stress for good

How to reduce, prevent and cope with stress - Sometimes, it seems that there’s nothing you can do about stress. The bills won’t stop coming, there will never be more hours in the day, and your family responsibilities will always be demanding. But you have more control than you might think. In fact, the simple realisation that you’re in control of your life is the foundation of stress management.


Marquee Speaker - Alan Quinlan

Alan Quinlan, laya healthcare’s Mental Well-being Ambassador, can present on his highly appraised presentation ‘Fitness for the mind’, this will motivate the team and set the tone for the wellness programme to come. 
Alan Quinlan has become a recognised spokesperson on the topic of anxiety and depression.  Laya healthcare has teamed up with Alan in devising a very successful workshop on raising awareness on this topic and Alan will speak about his own experience of dealing with mental health issues, the key role a healthy lifestyle can play in dealing with stress and how support both in the workplace and at home can support recovery.  
Alan played with Munster Rugby up until 2011 and has 27 caps as a player on the Irish International Rugby Team. More recently, Alan has become a regular contributor on RTÉ, BBC Northern Ireland and Sky Sports. 

I am passionate about good mental and physical health, which is why it is great to be working with laya’s health & wellness team. I am so proud of the difference to employee health we have already made but we are only getting started
— Alan Quinlan

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