In 2012, as a key strategy to support wellbeing and resilience, there was a commitment made to educate the Starlight People Team in the science of positive psychology. Dr Suzy Green, is a Starlight Ambassador, and an integral supporter of their work. It was the partnership with Dr Green and her team at The Positivity Institute that provided the People & Culture team with education and support.
As a result, in 2013, The Starlight Foundation partnered with The Positivity Institute to develop and embed POSITIVITY@STARLIGHT.
The original objectives were:
- To introduce the principles of positive psychology to the National team to support their wellbeing and resilience
- To support all team members to live a flourishing life and be the best they can be
- To nurture and increase already high levels of engagement
- To equip People Managers with the knowledge, skills and tools to be positive leaders and coaches