Managing Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work

1 day workshop face to face or online

Managing Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work

All managers should be given the skills to support employees with mental health issues.

Guidance published in March 2022 by NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and PHE (Public Health England) on Mental Wellbeing at Work outlines key skills for managers which includes:

  • how to identify early warning signs of poor mental wellbeing
  • awareness of the stigma associated with poor mental wellbeing
  • information and resources on mental wellbeing
  • how to have a conversation about mental wellbeing with an employee
  • ongoing monitoring of mental wellbeing in the workplace

Our Managing Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work course equips managers, team leaders and supervisors, with the skills they need to manage mental health and wellbeing at work.

We recognise that the topic of mental health can be emotive for man and we ain to create a safe and inclusive space where everyone can participate.

Our courses are engaging and interactive whether delivered face to face or online. Workshops include a mix of small and large group discussions, quizzes and polls, individual activities that encourage self reflection and small group activities for skills practise.

The course can be delivered face to face in one day or online via Zoom in 2 live sessions (either one day or across 2 days according to your organisation’s requirements).

What will I learn?

  • To be aware of common mental health conditions (stress, anxiety and depression) and how to recognise early warning signs of poor mental wellbeing.
  • Gain an awareness of the stigma that surrounds mental ill health.
  • The importance of self care as a manager – delegates will have the opportunity to complete their own self care audit and develop their own wellbeing action plan.
  • Have a broad understanding of the responsibilities and legal frameworks governing managing mental health and wellbeing at work.
  • Be aware of the range of options to support an individual’s mental wellbeing.
  • Feel confident in having conversations about mental health (skills practice).
  • Where to go for further support and resources.

Session outlines:

Mental Health and Wellbeing Awareness (3 hours)

  • What is mental health and why is it important to understand in the workplace?
  • Stigma associate with poor mental health
  • Triggers for mental ill health
  • Early warning signs and symptoms of common mental ill health conditions (stress, anxiety and depression)
  • Self care audit – wellbeing tips and tools
  • Wellbeing action plan

A Manager’s Role in Wellbeing and Wellbeing Conversations (3.5 hours)

  • Exploring the manager’s role in wellbeing.
  • The legal framework.
  • Case study.
  • Creating opportunities and conditions for conversations about mental health and wellbeing.
  • Skills practice.

Delegates receive an accompanying workbook which includes self care tools and other information and resources to refer to after the workshop.

Our non certificated courses can be tailored specifically to your organisation’s policies and support options (EAP etc) and can incorporate any specific wellbeing messages you’d like to convey.

"A really enjoyable and instructive workshop. Enjoyed the opportunity for discussion and the case studies."
"A very well sequenced and well presented study day."

Managing Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work
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Helping organisations to thrive

Our workplace training courses focus on mental health and wellbeing – helping employees perform better, be more resilient and better able to support their peers.