Mental health training for line managers
Line managers play an important role in supporting employees to do their job effectively. Part of that role is exercising the employers’ duty of care to staff and working with colleagues to manage mental health issues at work.
Our one day training course for line managers uses good practice examples to improve the skills needed by managers to promote mentally healthy workplace practices. It introduces a range of practical tools from various sources that are widely available (e.g. from the Health and Safety Executive website and from the Mindful Employers website) that can be used by line managers to promote effective management practices and mentally healthy workplaces.
To improve participants skills and confidence in managing staff with mental health conditions at work.
By the end of the course managers will be able to:
Recognise and address early signs of stress, distress and mental health conditions at work
Develop practical strategies to support staff through effective sickness absence management and return to work
Develop practical strategies to help employees retain their employment and carry out their role effectively
Maintain mentally healthy practices in the workplace
Exercises will build on existing skills and knowledge and equip managers with skills in:
Addressing stigma in the workplace
Early recognition of signs and symptoms
Engaging with staff and starting conversations with those who may be reluctant to talk
Using a range of tools to support staff individually and to manage the team
Planning strategies to deal with the impact of ongoing conditions at work
Identifying when reasonable adjustments are beneficial
Promoting mentally healthy workplaces
Looking after their own mental health at work
Please note that this is a 1 day course
To read more about how we can work with you, please read our Workplace Programme Summary, which provides more detail on what you can expect from us.
We would also encourage you to read our document setting out What We Ask of You. This explains what our Waller Trainers need from organisations to make their input meaningful and enjoyable for all involved.
Once you have read these documents, please complete our training request form.