Wellbeing & Resilience.

Let us help you place resilience and wellbeing at the heart of your organisation.  

Your organisation needs resilient employees. People who are able to cope with challenging situations, at work and outside work, who can navigate through uncertainty and ambiguity, who can handle change and pressure. Employees who have healthy personal coping strategies that mean they can manage their personal stress levels.

We know that for some people these attributes don’t come naturally but fortunately, people can be taught and encouraged to become more resilient. One of the key features and the starting point for improving resilience is self-awareness - knowing the signs and symptoms of stress, and its sources, and taking early action to address them. It requires space and time to reflect on your habits and behaviours, to understand your own emotions and reactions. 

There is no one size fits all when an organisation starts to think about how to be proactive in this area.  A workable and realistic strategy needs to take account of numerous factors if it’s to stand a chance of returning benefits for both the organisation and individual employees. 

New Dawn Resources works with organisations that recognise wellbeing and resilience as a key enabler of employee engagement and business results. We design and deliver tailored programmes for organisations who want to increase awareness of the importance of resilience and wellbeing but mainly to develop and enhance the personal resilience of their teams. 

Our aim is to help shape and guide an organisation's strategy and to deliver measurable solutions which help to continuously improve your workplace wellbeing programme.

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Personnel for Wellbeing & Resilience

Vanessa Scrimshaw
Vanessa Scrimshaw

Managing Director, HR Business Partner

Vanessa is the founder of New Dawn Resources. With 25 years’ experience she is an expert in human resources management, talent management and training & development. Vanessa has established herself as a well-respected partner to businesses across all industries.

What can Vanessa do for you?

Aside from general transactional HR, Vanessa provides more complex services that deliver business solutions through effective people management, strategy development and resourcing. As an acclaimed HR Director her skills are often engaged to advise company Directors and CEO’s on the implementation of HR structures and strategic business development.

What Kate says about Vanessa

Vanessa is an excellent strategist and always has one eye on the bigger picture. You can count on her to be calm, in control and to approach all situations with a view to reaching a solution that is practical, commercial and fair.”

Cheryl Evans
Cheryl Evans

Operations Director, HR Business Partner

Cheryl’s previous career in management provided her with the springboard to enter university as a mature student. By 2007 she had earned her HR accreditation at CIPD Level 7 and began her journey as a much-admired local HR professional.

What can Cheryl do for you?

Since joining New Dawn as a Director, Cheryl has made great use of her previous years working as an operational manager. Very much a Yorkshire Lass, Cheryl has built strong relationships with businesses across the region. Her hands-on approach with clients often sees her supporting managers in all areas of their business, from performance management, employee engagement and training & development.

What Kate says about Cheryl

Cheryl brings boundless patience and a positive outlook to everything she does. She lifts problems from clients’ shoulders and steers them through sticky situations, instilling trust and confidence in everyone she deals with.”

Kate Booth
Kate Booth

HR Business Partner

Kate joined the team in 2018 as our legal expert, having previously worked as a solicitor, with 15 years of experience in employment law. Her wealth of knowledge allows her to assist clients with all aspects of employment and HR matters.

What can Kate do for you?

Kate’s personable nature enables her to become immersed in the culture of any clients’ business and work alongside the management team. This allows her to advise on and implement policies and procedures with far greater ease and effect. In addition, her expertise and legal training allows her to deliver robust dismissal procedures, negotiate settlements and represent clients at employment tribunals.

What Vanessa says about Kate

“Kate provides our clients and our team with pragmatic, up to date legal guidance in a style which inspires confidence and reduces the stress and fear of Employment Tribunals. With her HRBP hat on, she is dedicated and determined to find solutions and achieve positive outcomes.”

Here at New Dawn Resources we believe that personal resilience is the foundation for living a positive and fulfilling working life. Being resilient means that you can thrive at work, get ahead and achieve your potential, not simply survive the week. Arming individuals with the right data, tools and strategies can help them to overcome obstacles at work and at home, optimising their work performance and improving their general wellbeing.

Helping individual employees and teams to develop their resilience both mentally and physically often requires changes in behaviour and outlook, plus the support and buy-in of the senior leadership team. 

Talk to our team to find out how we can help you develop a strategy that really works. 

Wellbeing & Resilience Consultancy Services

A well-designed internal survey is usually a really good place to start before developing your strategy. It will identify the organisation's strengths and development areas so you can focus your efforts and resources efficiently. 

Once you have evaluated the survey results you should consider the findings in conjunction with other sources of data to look at absence rates, staff turnover rates and any feedback you collect as part of an internal review / feedback process.

You can download a brief survey and supporting documents here for free from our resources & sample reports page.  

Wellbeing & Resilience Consultancy

Our experts work with the organisation to develop their internal strategy; identifying objectives, success criteria and tools to measure results and ROI. We can support your managers and leaders during the roll out of your strategy providing expertise and insights along the way.

Psychometric Assessment Tools to Support Individuals & Teams 

Our HR Business Partners work with the organisation to identify which personal or team assessments will be required to provide insights to help individuals and teams develop their self- awareness, the starting point for enhancing resilience. The online assessments are usually followed up with one to one and/or group coaching sessions. 

Wraw profiling is a highly effective way to support your strategy and you can choose to involve the whole organisation or simply target areas of concern / individuals you know are struggling. 

The assessment reports provide an evidence-based, quantifiable benchmark of the individual employee, and we also have specific tools available for teams and leaders. Some sample reports are available on our resources page.

In-house Workshops, Training & Coaching Sessions

We have various different approaches to the design of these sessions which range from working one on one to improving an individual’s own resilience and wellbeing; developing resilient teams, which looks at the shared culture of a team and how they can work better together to support each other; and, finally a leadership program focusing developing Resilient Leaders. The nature of the session will depend on the outcome of the Wraw profiling and the strategy that the organisation has identified.

For example, the leaderships program aims to look at role modelling behaviours, developing practical strategies, tactics and tools to enable the managers to confidently lead wellbeing conversations and respond to situations appropriately.

Our programs are all designed to support the Wraw assessment tools. The costs of the session will include an individual snap shot report as a minimum to give you an initial insight into existing levels of wellbeing and resilience.


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Wraw stands for Workplace Resilience and Wellbeing. It is a psychometric tool that has been developed to provide individual insights to help individuals and teams develop their self- awareness. 

Wraw is the world’s first psychometric tool and survey to measure resilience and its impact on wellbeing in the workplace. It is based on the 5 Pillars of Resilience, which provides a holistic view of an individual, covering thinking style and the emotional and physical elements that impact wellbeing.

Wraw measures current behaviours and thoughts that enable individuals to cope well with the challenges and pressures they are facing. It is a multi-dimensional measure of resilience, designed to support individual, leader, team and organisational development. 

The 5 Pillars of Resilience is a robust model used by hundreds of leading organisations across the UK and globally. Within the 5 pillar scales there are three groups of items that aim to look at resilience from different angles. Exploring an individual’s resilience from these different perspectives is helpful in using the tool for practical and developmental purposes and allows us to gain further insight to feed into developmental recommendations.


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Wraw provides a holistic and comprehensive approach to supporting healthy high performance. It provides a valuable framework to support a two-pronged approach to building sustainable healthy high performance:

  1. Educate and empower individuals and teams to take ownership of their own resilience and wellbeing.
  2. Educate and enable managers and leaders to build a safe and supportive working environment.

Wraw Reports

You can see a range of sample reports on our resources and samples reports page. The questionnaire is administered to individuals online and only takes around 15 minutes to complete. 

As well as generating personalised reports for individuals the Wraw reports provide rich data that can be used by managers to support individuals and the team more effectively and engender a culture of healthy high performance.

Using the analytics from the reports, organisations can target investment in wellbeing interventions, such as training and coaching, based on their specific needs.

Resources & Sample Reports

Wraw offers you a broad selection of reports, with valuable insights into resilience and the impact on wellbeing for working people. Reports are available for individuals, teams, leaders, groups of leaders and the whole organisation.

Individual Snapshot report

Individual Snapshot report

A snapshot of an individual’s personal resilience with strategies to enhance each of the pillars.



Detailed Individual Report

The individual report provides a comprehensive view of personal resilience and its impact on wellbeing for working people. Explore an individual’s current levels of resilience and how this is impacting the extent to which they are feeling the effects of pressures, challenges and adversities. Drill down into the 5 pillars and identify strategies to enhance personal resilience.



Team Report 

Teams bring together a collection of strengths and opportunities for development. See how resilient your team currently is and which areas could be enhanced.


Wraw Leader

Leaders Report

Leaders can have a huge impact on the resilience and wellbeing of their teams.  Gain insights into how a leader is currently perceived to support resilience and wellbeing by those they line manage and how this can be improved.


Leaders Summary

Leaders summary Report

Learn how a group of leaders in your organisation are perceived to support resilience and wellbeing both collectively and individually. Understand what could be improved.


Wraw Organisation

Organisation Report

The Wraw Organisation report provides you with rich insights into how resilient your employees are currently feeling, how your leaders are perceived to support wellbeing and where specific pressure points are in your organisation. With this information you can confidently target investments in wellbeing initiatives to gain maximum return.

Please fill in the form below to contact us about our Wellbeing & Resilience services.

info_outline Relax, your data's safe with us.

Your details will not be shared with any organisation outside of New Dawn Resources. You may request to be removed from our database at any time. To see our full privacy policy click here.

or call us on 01484 680098