Are you a GP who is feeling overwhelmed with the demands of the job? Do you feel on the edge of burnout and want to get some control of your workload? Do you sometimes wish you could take your own advice and maximise your wellbeing and reduce your stress? The Shapes Toolkit can help you feel calmer, make better decisions and thrive in your work.

The Shapes Toolkit is an innovative resilience training programme developed by a GP who understand the challenges of working in your high stress, high stakes environment. The one-day interactive workshop will teach you to use the ‘Shapes’ – seven coaching and productivity tools – to help you become more resourceful and resilient, change your response to stressful things and become more productive.

In addition, if you want to be able to use the Shapes Toolkit to help you run peer support groups then the Shapes Ambassadors Programme is for you. On the first day, we will teach you about the Shapes Toolkit and on the second day we will teach you how to facilitate peer support groups using the Shapes to explore issues around resilience and productivity.

The Shapes Toolkit aims to help GPs beat stress and become more resourceful and resilient in their workplace.

Each shape represents a tool that GPs can use to help them become more productive and to thrive in their workplace.  They provide practical ways for delegates to help change their way of thinking and to take control over things that lead to them feeling stuck and stressed.

The Shapes Toolkit helps delegates to take control over their time and workload, to change their response to stressful events and to increase their own wellbeing to be able to perform at their best.


Shapes is delivered as a 1-day interactive workshop followed by three optional online or face to face Group Coaching Sessions.

Wild Monday also trains and accredits Shapes Ambassadors – Peer Group Coaching Facilitators and offers ongoing supervision to enable the Shapes to be used by the organisation on an ongoing basis.

The Shapes Toolkit resources provide downloadable tools that can be used again and again to help with conversations in the workplace.


Through using the Shapes Toolkit Participants will be able to:

  • Prioritise their time and workload
  • Recognise when they are heading towards burnout
  • Increase their own wellbeing
  • Identify and change the things that cause them stress at work
  • Change their reaction to stressful events
  • Have better conversations with their teams
  • Take control of things that they can control
  • Identify when they are stuck in unhelpful patterns of behaviour, taking the ‘victim’ mentality

As a consequence, they will be empowered to be more proactive, productive and resourceful.

Target Group

This programme is being delivered as part of our wider GP Support Hub offer to local GPs in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.


If you are a local GP to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, please register and sign up as per the guidance.

If you are a Locum GP working within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, please select practice code ‘A004’ during registration.

If you are a currently on a career break, please select practice code ‘A005’ during registration.