Mental Health (in the Workplace)

This one-day course is designed as an introduction to mental health to enable participants to understand and recognise common issues and their effects in the workplace.  It is designed for management, staff or volunteers, as it demonstrates how to promote a better understanding for a healthy, non-discriminatory working environment, alleviating unnecessary related stress for all concerned. 

While mental health problems are common, most are mild, tend to be short-term and are normally treated successfully. Mental health is about how we think, feel and behave.  Anxiety and depression are the most common.  These are often a reaction to a difficult life event, such as bereavement, but they can also be caused by work-related issues. 

Course Aims

  • Provide an overview of common mental health problems
  • Explore potential effects for you, your colleagues and your organisation
  • Recognise how to make appropriate adjustments  
  • Outline how to help colleagues (staff and volunteers) feel supported 

Course Objectives

  • Clarify what mental health is and what it isn't
  • Review common types of mental health problems
  • Identify how to support colleagues (staff and volunteers)
  • Discuss what adjustments can be made 

Course Programme

  • Introductions and housekeeping
  • What is Mental Health & legislation
    Common causes and symptoms
     What can you do to help?
    Mental health and legislation (law)
    Risk Assessment
  • Types of Mental Health
  • Recognising and Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace
          Why is mental health not discussed at work?
          Recognising Mental Health Problems
          Supporting employees and colleagues
          Promoting a healthy workplace
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Workplace Adaptations

Course Duration
Up to 6.25 hours (i.e. 10am to 4:15 pm)
Including breaks and 40 minutes for lunch

This course is suitable for

  • In-house 'face to face' training
  • On-line training 'Live' (using Zoom)
  • Webinar sessions

Webinar (on-line seminar)

Taking the main topics from our training day, allowing participants to focus on a specific area only.  Each session is delivered ‘live’ on-line using Zoom for approx 60 - 80 minutes (topic plus Q&A), dependent on participant interaction.  

Webinar  Topic

Developing a 'Volunteering Culture'

Participants will explore the significance of establishing a ‘Volunteering Culture’ within their organisation (a person-centred approach) from the point of initial volunteer interest, to recruitment and ongoing management 

Legal status of volunteers

This Webinar identifies how volunteers fit into a charitable organisation from a legal perspective, what ‘Rights’ they have and how the Charity can reduce their potential risks of legal action by a volunteer

Managing common volunteer issues

This Webinar will initially discuss elements of good practice before identifying various common management issues (scenarios).  Participants are welcome raise issues of their own to find a management solution

Personal 6a
Personal 6b

Course Fees

Type of organisation
half day
full day
charitable/not for profit
other organisations
Training costs include:  
Course delivery, training materials, handouts, evaluations and certificates up to 14 participants
Webinar costs include:  Attendance of the Webinar session only  
Travel & Overnight costs
Travel costs may apply for any booking over 80 miles charged at 45p per mile or actual costs of alternative methods of travel.  Overnight costs are based on individual hotel bookings and reasonable subsistence costs dependent on location conditions, applicable at the time.
Very worthwhile and enriching course.  I'll definitely use the content to change certain elements of the way we work and to reinforce some of my future plans
            - Charity Manager
Came away from the training with such a positive experience.  I just hope I can implement what I have learnt into our organisation 
           - Charity Manager
 Fantastic.  Really enjoyed the course and would like to work with you regarding our manager's training

- Head of Retail 

Our trainers come from a variety of backgrounds, therefore we can facilitate courses beyond our current prospectus.

For all enquiries, do please call us on:  01483 564099 or 07866 284781

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