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Safe work spaces

Training mental, verbal  & physical resilience skills can foster communication and emotional safety at work, creating win-win situationsAt the Institute, we train to boost people’s confidence and courage, resulting in constructive connections with themselves and others.

When participants have trained with us, they will have strengthened their capacity to respond to different forms of interpersonal conflict, transgressive behaviour and violence.

This will result in:

  • Improved physical & mental wellbeing.

  • Increased self awareness.

  • Increased confidence.

  • Smooth communication and teamwork.

  • Increased sense of emotional and physical safety at work.

  • Efficient and respectful dispute management amongst co-workers.

  • A supportive and inclusive work culture.

Benefits for the organisation

A resilient workforce will result in decreased levels of absenteeism, presenteeism, employee turnover and accidents and injuries.

In turn, it will increase employee engagement and company performance.

Download the OSHA factsheets on violence and bullying at work:


Unsafe workplaces are work environments where employees are (likely to be) confronted with following behaviours from either their direct colleagues, management, clients, customers, patients, or people who share the same spaces (such as employees from other offices in the buildings, neighborhood residents, people in public transport to and from work):

  • Bullying 

  • Exclusion

  • Humiliation

  • Intimidation

  • Discrimination 

  • Sexual harassment

  • Threats

  • Aggression

  • Assault


Safe workplaces are work environments where ALL employees feel safe, comfortable and confident as a result of a healthy workculture. Practically, this means that employees feel safe thanks to elements such as:


  • Supportive and inclusive colleagues

  • Healthy life-work balance

  • Autonomy

  • Equal and honest pay

  • Strong and human HR policies that prioritise mental health, diversity, equity & inclusion

  • Adequate training and resources on skills necessary to be successful in their jobs

  • Not staying alone on night shifts

  • Supervised and well-lit parking spaces

  • Comfortable working spaces that allow for enough personal space

  • Pro-active stress and conflict management policies


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