Training for Managers

Mental Health Awareness for Line Managers (2 hours)

A training session that is designed for Line Managers in group sizes of either 12 or 24 people per session.

Aims
This workshop aims to provide Line Managers with:

  • A greater awareness of emotional wellbeing issues in the workplace
  • A clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities in relation to members of their team who experience emotional distress
  • Knowledge to support members of their team with emotional wellbeing issues.

Objectives
By the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Have a better understanding of the truth behind the myths and stigma associated with emotional wellbeing
  • Understand why emotional wellbeing matters and the impact of work on mental health
  • Understand your legal obligations as a line manager and employer
  • To understand the prevalence of emotional distress and common health problems
  • Understand the early warning signs of emotional distress and how to take action
  • Learn how to talk to someone experiencing emotional distress
  • Understand where to seek help internally and externally

Business case
The workshop changes workplace culture and attitudes toward stress and emotional wellbeing, thereby delivering increased productivity, reduced costs and employee engagement:

  • Increasing resilience
  • Managing sickness absence
  • Reducing “presenteeism” or low productivity while at work
  • Reducing staff turnover
  • Increasing employee engagement - team morale and loyalty
  • Increased flexibility to change management

The training provides a practical toolkit to managing stress.  It is an experiential and practical approach for line managers and key personnel.  It improves productivity and resilience.  Please see the case study for this programme

 

 

Senior Manager Briefing on Mental Health (1 hour)

This briefing is designed to ensure that Senior Managers have an understanding of the business case for managing health and wellbeing in the workplace. They will be briefed on the content of the Mental Heath Awareness for Line Manager training that their colleagues in the business will attend. These sessions are suitable for group sizes of either 12 or 24 people per session.

Aims
This workshop aims to provide Line Managers with:

  • A greater awareness of the business case for managing emotional wellbeing issues in the workplace
  • An understanding of the objectives and content of the Mental Health Awareness Line Manager training sessions

Objectives
By the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Have a better understanding of the truth behind the myths and stigma associated with emotional wellbeing
  • Understand why emotional wellbeing matters and the impact of work on mental health
  • Understand your legal obligations as a line manager and employer
  • To understand the prevalence of emotional distress and common health problems

The briefing ensures that senior managers will support their colleagues in managing health and wellbeing issues in the workplace and be equipped to challenge attitudes towards stress and health and wellbeing.