Mental Health And Wellbeing In The Workplace
1 Day Course

Why employers should provide mental health and wellbeing training in the workplace

A staggering 70 million work days are lost each year due to mental health problems in the UK, costing employers approximately £2.4 billion per year” (mentalhealth.org.uk)

We know that instances of mental health illness and decreased wellbeing are increasing, the Covid 19 pandemic has exacerbated this. Poor mental health and illness impacts how people interact, plan and perform their roles in the workplace. A positive culture of support and openness for staff improves wellbeing and reduces the occurrences of absence and reduces the length of time spent away from the workplace.

It is important to remember that becoming unwell due to mental health illness is not a permanent problem, most are not hospitalised, and most can function well and lead perfectly normal and productive lives. 

Good mental health at work and good management go hand in hand and there is strong evidence that workplaces with high levels of mental wellbeing are more productive. Addressing wellbeing at work increases productivity by as much as 12% (mentalhealth.org.uk)

Our courses aim to enable attendees to:

  • Gain confidence and knowledge of how to identify and assist employees who may be suffering with poor mental health
  • Help people in the first instance (mental health first aid)
  • Have the knowledge to signpost to other external professional help and guidance
  • Raise awareness of mental health in the workplace and support a change in stigma and culture
  • Understand how to work within legal guidelines
  • Be aware of their own mental health needs and able to maintain their own mental wellbeing,
  • Recognise the importance of self-care and the benefit of sharing information on self-care
  • Understand what a good culture of mental health and wellbeing in the workplace could (and should) look like

What our courses don’t do:

  • Teach you to be a councillor
  • Teach you how to make a diagnosis
  • Teach you how to make someone better

What’s it all about?

This course this gives you the knowledge, tools and skills to identify when people are struggling with their wellbeing at work, how to recognise when a person may be unwell with mental health illness and how to confidently support them during this time.

Who should attend?

Staff who have line manager responsibility.

Anyone who has an interest in this area of first aid and considers themselves to be a good listener, empathic, non-judgemental and able to keep information confidential.

What our syllabus covers

  • Recognising possible signs and symptoms of a person that has mental ill health
  • Understanding mental health and its stigma
  • Using a mental health action plan to help those in crisis or need
  • Finding external professional help and guidance
  • The law in relation to mental health and the workplace
  • Best practice in the workplace e.g. when helping someone to stay in work or return to work
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Is there an exam?

No

What do attendees get from the course?

A comprehensive 92 page manual to keep and refer to after the course with wellbeing action plan templates. On successful completion they will also receive a certificate that is valid for 3 years.