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Mental health in the workplace: skills for managers


According to the Mental Health Foundation, one in six employees experience mental ill health each year. Whilst the reasons behind mental ill health are not always work related, managers need to know how to address it.

This in-depth, full day event has been specifically designed for managers, providing them with the knowledge and practical skills to confidently and effectively manage mental health within their teams.

Business need

Over the past few years, and especially since the pandemic, there is an increased awareness of the need to promote and support mental health in the workplace and more emphasis on the importance of the role of the line manager. A study by Business in the Community found that, although employees are feeling more comfortable talking about mental health in the workplace, of those that had experienced work-related poor mental health, only 14% had spoken to their managers. 

Managers may have an understanding of mental health, yet they are often hesitant to address it, through fear of saying the wrong thing or making matters worse. However, early intervention is key. It provides an opportunity for the manager and the individual to discuss the support they might need to stay in work, not only benefiting the individual but the team and the organisation as a whole.

Delegates attending this event will gain an increased understanding of the different mental ill health conditions and how to recognise the signs and symptoms. Delegates will learn how to effectively engage with their staff at an early stage, have constructive conversations and be aware of the range of practical support available for individuals.

This event will also introduce delegates to the new Acas framework for positive mental health; a holistic model which describes the key responsibilities of the employer, the manager and the individual in contributing to healthy and productive workplaces. 

All delegates will receive an electronic certificate of attendance for their participation in the training.

Suitable For

HR professionals, team leaders, supervisors and managers from all sectors of industry who are familiar with the basics but want a deeper understanding of mental health and how to manage it.


This in-depth event will cover:

  • The Acas framework for positive mental health and how you can use it in your workplace.
  • What is mental health?
  • What causes mental ill health?
  • The conditions and symptoms of mental ill health.
  • Key skills for managing mental health in the workplace, including how to listen, what to say and the types of interventions that work best.
  • Introduction to a range of practical support and resources.

Delegates will also have the opportunity to practice learning through scenario based activities.

Have a large group of staff to train?

To save you time and money, we can deliver bespoke training at your workplace. To find out more contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form


We also offer free e-learning on a wide range of employment relations topics. It's a great way to develop, enhance and refresh your knowledge, providing you with the opportunity to work through theory, explore case studies and answer interactive questions.

Need more than training?

We recognise that every organisation is different. Our specialists can diagnose issues in your workplace and tailor practical solutions to address the challenges faced by you and your staff. To arrange a call or visit or to simply find out more, contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form.

Venue Jurys Inn Sheffield   Map (opens in new window)   Date 10/11/2022    Time 09:30 - 16:30   
Price £270.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt
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* Max of 4 delegates per organisation. Please call Acas on 0300 123 1150 or email if numbers exceed this or for more details about the training session.