Investing in employee wellbeing




‘Emotional Health at Work’ is a research-led professional development offer from Family Links

We have 20 years’ experience developing, delivering and evaluating emotional health programmes across the UK, working with national and local government organisations, corporates and charities, universities, schools and families.

At the heart of our work is the Centre of Emotional Health – where we explore, evaluate, measure impact, develop and deliver effective and evidence-based solutions for improving emotional health for all.

We know that emotionally healthy organisations have better employee engagement, higher staff retention, reduced stress and absenteeism, increased employee focus, productivity and motivation and lower level of mental and physical health difficulties.

Sarah Darton - Director of Programmes

Sarah Darton -  CEO

Sarah is a qualified health visitor, and has worked as a liaison health visitor and Named Nurse for Child Protection at a busy London hospital. Sarah has a Masters in Child Protection and Family Support from the University of East London and the Tavistock clinic.
Previously Sarah worked as the health and outreach manager of a Sure Start centre in London.  She has also had direct experience with Home Start, the Lullaby Trust and Netmums. Sarah has taken the lead in developing programmes of work with Muslim parents, working in collaboration with the UK Islamic Mission to promote the emotional health of Muslim parents and children.

Twitter: @SDarton

Rowen Smith - Head of Family Links Training

Rowen Smith - Head of Family Links Training

Rowen is initially from an education background, Rowen spent many years working directly with children, families and organisations in the social services sector. He has worked in the field of mediation and conflict resolution and is interested in issues of organisational development, emotional health and wellbeing across the age range.