Resilience Building Residential 2023 – FULLY BOOKED!

15 – 17 September 2023

Dartington Hall Estate

15th – 17th September

VENUE: Dartington Hall , Totnes, TQ9.

Things get better with UNISON learning.

UNISON is offering a fantastic residential option for UNISON members in the South West. Aimed at Women in the South West region.

If you are interested in this learning offer please register your interest and you will be added to the list. – LIMITED SPACES

Resilience Building ( CMR Resilience)

  • Learn Resilience Building skills
  • Learn more about compassion and mindfulness
  • Networking with other UNISON members
  • Experience a variety of foundational mindfulness practices
  • Learn how to incorporate mindfulness techniques to build resilience in to daily life
  • Learn more about your union , activism & sharing our learning offers

This course option is now fully booked with a waiting list open.



Child care/dependant responsibilities – What can we do to help? UNISON can support with any additional child/dependent care costs that result from attending a course. 

Specific needs – Will these be facilitated? We seek to ensure that the venues we book, materials provided etc. meet the needs of our members who have identified on their booking a specific need. Due to the wide varieties of facilitation available it is important that you let us know as soon as possible about your individual requirements. 

Residential course – Do I need to book my own Accommodation? No, your accommodation will be booked by our Team for the duration of the course. 

Do I have to pay to attend any of the courses? Whilst there is no cost to you as an individual member, for this residential course there may be a charge to the Branch.  

Can I claim my travel expenses for attending a course? Yes, you can claim travel expenses you incur from attending a course from your local UNISON Branch by completing an expenses form. As allowances vary from Branch to branch we would advise that you check how much you can claim. The Branch Secretary or Education Co-ordinator will be able to help you. 

Who is my branch? To find out what branch you belong to please click here: 

Members who expressed an interest in this residential have been emailed and have been offered a space. Any remaining spaces will be offered out to members on the waiting list with preference given to anyone who has not attended a UNISON course previously.

If you are interested in this learning option please email me



Am I entitled to time off to attend a course?
Yes, you should approach your line manager to arrange time off in the
same way you would for annual leave. We hope that Line Managers and employers see the benefit for you attending our UNISON Learning offer. The right to time off in workplaces where the UNISON is recognised, trade union workplace representatives have a right to paid time off for the purpose of carrying out their trade union duties or to take part in union training. Where there isn’t a recognition agreement or facility time agreement, reps should seek advice from their branch in the first instance in regards to time off for training. By registering to this course using the booking button please ensure you have the time off to attend. Support for requesting time off can be offered.

What are our courses like?
Our courses are friendly and informal. Our training is aimed at making
learning a fun rather than a daunting experience. Everyone’s views and experiences are listened to. You will not be lectured at and given every opportunity to participate and there is no exam at the end unlike school or college. We have guidance on this under our ” Working together guidelines”

support is offered to members with childcare and caring responsibilities to enable them to fully participate in our residential learning offers. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.