Mental Health Awareness for Line Managers
We know that 1 in 6 workers will experience depression, anxiety or problems relating to stress at any one time. According to research by Mind:
- One in five people take a day off sick because of stress, but 90 per cent of those people give a different reason for their absence. This is often due to fear or shame.
- One in ten people have resigned from a job due to stress and one in four people have considered resigning due to work pressure.
- One in five people felt they couldn’t tell their boss if they were overly stressed.
- Of the 22% of people who have a diagnosed mental health problem, less than half had actually told their boss about their diagnosis.
- Over half of managers said they would like to do more to improve staff mental wellbeing, but they needed more training and/or guidance and 46 per cent said they would like to do more but it is not a priority in their organisation.
To help tackle these problems and boost wellbeing and productivity for people and organisations, Keystone offers Mental Health and Wellbeing training.
A 0.5 day or 1-day session suitable for managers, team leaders, supervisors, or step-up supervisors
Group size up to 12 people
Participants will gain an understanding of common mental health illnesses and be given the confidence to promote mental health awareness in the workplace. The course gives managers the ability to spot signs of mental ill health and the skills to support positive wellbeing for themselves and others.
This course is suitable for those who manage or supervise people and want to gain a greater awareness of workplace mental health, to detect early symptoms of common mental health illnesses and the skills to support their own and others’ positive wellbeing.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Take positive steps to remove the stigma surrounding mental health.
- Describe the different mental illnesses and how to recognise changes in behaviour that might be a cause for concern.
- Create a happier, more productive team feeling.
- Support their staff and each other.
- Confidently start a conversation around mental health.
- Current mental health climate
- Stigma and discrimination
- Overview of mental ill health
- Mental health and stress in the workplace and the early warning signs of mental ill health
- Depression – only covered in the 1-day version
- Anxiety disorders – only covered in the 1-day version
- Other mental health issues (eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis) – only covered in the 1-day version
- Alcohol, drugs and mental health – only covered in the 1-day version
- Suicide awareness and prevention – only covered in the 1-day version
- Areas to discuss with an employee who is experiencing mental ill health
- Workplace support plan
- Keeping in touch during sickness absence
- Returning to work and reasonable adjustments
- Building a mentally healthy workplace
- Personal action plan