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.
- 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
- 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
- Introductions and housekeeping
- What is Mental Health & legislation
Common causes and symptoms
What can you do to help?
Mental health and legislation (law)
- 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
Up to 6.25 hours (i.e. 10am to 4:15 pm) including breaks and 45 minutes for lunch
Type of organisation
charitable/not for profit
Course delivery, training materials, handouts, evaluations and certificates for up to 16 participants.
NB: Additional travel costs may apply for any booking over 80 miles and may be invoiced separately, charged at 45p per mile for car use and / or actual costs of alternative methods of travel. Accommodation costs will be based on individual hotel bookings and will include reasonable subsistence costs dependent on location conditions, applicable at the time.