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Managing Mental Health and Wellbeing at work

The course is designed to teach employers, managers and supervisors how to deal with employee mental health and wellbeing in a forthright, compassionate and effective manner.

The course is designed to teach employers, managers and supervisors how to deal with employee mental health and wellbeing in a forthright, compassionate and effective manner. The course gives managers the confidence to respond to disclosure, manage return to work, and design reasonable adjustments. This training is particularly sensitive to ensuring that managers have a safe, open, non-judgmental and confidential space to analyse their management styles and to improve their communication skills.

This is a half day course for between 10 and 25 individuals per session.

 

Aims and objectives

Managers who have participated in this bespoke training will have:

 

  • Improved awareness of mental health at work and how work can affect staff
  • An understanding of creating mentally healthy workplaces
  • Increased awareness of the signs of mental ill-health and how to broach the issue and explore support measures
  • Ability to support staff return to work from a period of absence due to mental ill health
  • Increased confidence in supporting colleagues experiencing a mental health problem
  • Increased confidence in managing their own mental health.

What will I learn?

The course covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Mental health, and recognising the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems, including stress, anxiety and depression
  • How to have conversations with employees about their mental health
  • Managing disclosure
  • Supporting an employee’s return to work after a period of absence due to mental ill health
  • Designing reasonable adjustments
  • The introduction of the Wellness Action Plan as a practical tool to structure conversations about mental health.

To find out more, please email our training co-ordinator, rianna.comer@mindchwf.org.uk