Mental Health for Managers
Duration: Face to face, one day – Virtual 3hours – e-learning 4 hours
Delivery Method: Face to Face, Virtual or e-Learning
Course Capacity: 16
The following learning points are covered:
- Active listening with practical exercises in interviewing people who may be struggling
- Identifying common mental health problems – anxiety and depression
- Substance misuse and mental health
- Positive coping.
Mental Health For Managers Course Description
Poor mental health is the source of much sickness absence from the workplace. It may also appear as ‘presenteeism’: – when people are at work, but are struggling and possibly less productive.
Declining mental health can be the result of poor working environments or practices and we know that workplace relationships are one of the key sources of stress identified by the Health and Safety Executive.
Managers can often lack the knowledge, confidence, or skills to interact and appropriately support a person who may be suffering from poor mental health. A good understanding of mental health contributes to the building of mentally healthy workplaces – a key step to reducing sickness absence. Knowing how to support someone and where to signpost them for help is vital, alongside an awareness of how the Equality Act relating to mental health may affect procedures.
Managers are often under pressure to meet targets and deadlines while supporting others, for this reason you need to know how to protect yourself and to manage stress and burnout effectively
To provide managers with the knowledge and confidence to understand common mental health problems. To know how to support and signpost a person who may be suffering from poor mental health as well as managing their own stress.