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Mental Health and Wellbeing for People Managers

Mental Health and Wellbeing for People Managers
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Online: 2-3hrs / In-person: 4 hrs

Group size: 5- 35

Audience: All


It will look at the business case for mental health, defining what we mean by mental health and looking at the concept of the mental health spectrum. It goes on to examine common causes of work-related stress and its contribution to mental ill health, in particular the HSE defined 6 key factors that contribute to work-related stress. It will also discuss line manager behaviours that can help prevent workplace stress and give a good understanding of how to spot signs and symptoms of mental ill health.

The next part of the course looks at how managers can support good mental health and create a culture of wellbeing. It explores the role of leaders in setting tone and challenging stigma, as well as practicing listening and communication skills – providing a framework to have an appropriate and effective mental health conversation. This learning is put into practice with some tailored case studies and discussion.

What this course will cover

  • Understanding mental health
  • Causes, signs and symptoms of mental ill health in the workplace
  • Supporting good mental health and building a mentally healthy working culture
  • Key stages in having a mental health conversation
  • Internal resources and support pathways


Learning outcomes

 By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify the main signs and symptoms of mental ill health
  • Confidently have an open and appropriate conversation about mental health with direct reports
  • Know internal support and resources - signpost colleagues and access for themselves
  • Understand their own mental health and wellbeing and how to protect and nurture it
  • Understand how they can actively support and develop a mentally healthy workplace

Contact us to book and for more details about the course.