Mental Health in the Workplace for Managers Course

Who might attend?

This full day course is for managers, supervisors, human resource professional or wellbeing officers and anyone who has responsibility for employees 

Poor mental health is the number one cause for absence from work. The following facts demonstrate that mental health is most definitely a workplace issue:

  • 1 in 5 people take a day off work due to stress
  • 1 in 10 people have resigned a job due to stress, 1 in 4 have thought about it.
  • 19% of staff feel they can’t speak to managers about stress at work.
  • 25% of people surveyed considered resigning due to stress.
  • 56% of employers said they would like to do more to improve staff wellbeing but don’t feel they have the right training or guidance

Participants will be given a thorough overview of mental well-being and explore the interrelation between mental health and mental ill-health.  Managers will be given the knowledge and confidence to explore individual indicators with staff and appreciate the impact of prolonged stress.  They can go on to create a supportive individual action plan to promote wellness and recovery in the workplace.

Course Objectives:

Attendees will be able to:

  • Recognise early signs of stress, anxiety and depression and how they can manifest at work.
  • Offer a range of strategies for supporting an employee who is stressed or who has a mental health condition.
  • To help leaders become more confident in communicating with their team members and learn about early intervention to eliminate the risk of long term mental health conditions
  • To increase manager confidence to talk about mental wellbeing in a timely way and explore possible workable person-centred support if required
  • Understand the legislative and policy related requirements to manage mental health at work
  • Consider what we can do for own mental health including the 5 ways to wellbeing