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Delivered digitally via Zoom  
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13:30 - 16:30
£295.00 per person
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Mental health in the workplace: skills for managers - two 3hr sessions over two consecutive days

Practical skills to enable managers to effectively manage mental health in the workplace

According to the Mental Health Foundation, one in six employees experience mental ill health each year. A study by Business in the Community found that only 14% of those that had experienced work-related poor mental health had spoken to their managers.

Whilst the reasons behind mental ill health are not always work related, managers need to know how to address it. They may fear saying the wrong thing or making matters worse but early intervention is key. It provides opportunity for the manager and the individual to discuss the support they might need to stay in work, benefiting the individual, the team and the organisation. 

Delegates attending this event will gain an understanding of the different mental ill health conditions and learn how to effectively engage with staff at an early stage. The event will also cover the Acas framework for positive mental health; a holistic model which describes the key responsibilities of all parties contributing to healthy and productive workplaces.

Who is this best suited to?

Delegates from all sectors of work, including: 

  • line managers, supervisors and team leaders
  • HR professionals
  • business owners
  • Trade Union/employee representatives
  • individuals who wish to further their professional development

What will I learn from this training?

  • 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.

Key course information

  • Instructor led training
  • Delivered digitally via Zoom
  • Split into two sessions, delivered over two consecutive days. The duration of each session will be 3 hours. The dates are:
    • Day 1 - 14th of August 2024, 13:30 - 16:30
    • Day 2 - 15th of August 2024, 13:30 - 16:30
  • Delegates will have the opportunity to practice learning through scenario-based activities.
  • Delegates will receive an electronic certificate of attendance
  • This training is part of a suite of events designed specifically to help organisations navigate the legal, practical and personal aspects of managing mental health in the workplace. Find more workplace mental health training events.

Run this training for your organisation

This course can also be provided in-house. We can also tailor the programme to suit your precise organisation needs. To speak to our customer services team about your requirements call 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form.

Does your organisation need more than training?

Our specialists can diagnose issues in your workplace and tailor practical solutions to address the challenges faced by you and your staff. 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 knowledge, providing an opportunity to work through theory, explore case studies and answer interactive questions.