Who benefits from better mental health in the workplace?

Empower managers to put wellbeing at the heart of their leadership approach with this practical and immersive online course

The relationship between managers and their team members is key for the health and wellbeing of the whole organisation. Delivered by workplace mental health experts, this course builds skills in your leaders to feel confident to have mental health conversations as part of their everyday management.

Benefits of Mental Health Skills for Managers

Managers who are able to support the mental health of their teams will encourage employees to thrive, increasing talent retention. Providing this training to everyone with people management responsibilities will ensure a consistent approach to mental health and wellbeing across teams and departments, promoting healthy performance throughout the whole organisation.

Managers will learn to:

  • Identify if an employee may be experiencing mental health issues
  • Feel confident having open conversations about mental health with their team members
  • Appropriately signpost to available support and know where to go for support and guidance for themselves
  • Role model good self-care practice, inspiring their teams to look after their own mental health and wellbeing

 

Format

  • Four hour course delivered through the MHFA England Online Learning Hub
  • Immersive live training session, led by an experienced associate Instructor Member
  • Flexible integrated platform gives learners opportunities to practice embedding their skills through group activities and discussions to share best practice
  • The course can be delivered to a maximum of 16 people to allow for rich discussion

 

Takeaways

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A certificate of attendance
  • Tools to take care of their own mental health as a manager and empower their teams
  • Digital workbook to use during the course
  • Digital support resource to help embed ongoing learning and development

In the last few years, mental health has been increasingly discussed more openly within the public arena. So why do we still hold back during a work interview from revealing our past or current mental health struggles? Does mental health stigma still persist in the workplace?

Around 1 in 6 employees will experience mental ill health each year, with a UK Workplace Wellbeing Study from 2017 revealing that mental health had been named as the second biggest challenge for employers for the forthcoming five years. Although not all reasons for poor mental health in the workplace are work-related, it is important that employers know how to support employees and have the skills and confidence to facilitate constructive wellbeing conversations.

Work benefits mental health, but only when the workplace is a safe, healthy and open environment. This is what our colleague, Gwen had to say, "Since working in my current job, I've seen large improvements in my mental health. On the other hand, I've also witnessed the detrimental impact a negative working environment had on a close relative's mental health. They had to leave the job in the end as it was having such a damaging effect on their mental well-being".

Increasingly, it is recognised that workplaces that address wellbeing at work, increase productivity by as much as 12%, according to the Mental Health Foundation. Prioritising mental wellbeing, from an employer’s point of view, can attract and retain talent and skill, increase engagement and boost productivity. Equally, a role that is appropriately designed and a workplace that is well-informed and committed to promoting positive mental health, enables individuals to feel supported or that they can ask for help when needed.

Thanks for reading,

Thrive Mental Health Team

 

Thrive Mental Health Ltd is an international, ethical consultancy working across education, healthcare, sport and corporate sectors to improve individual, team and organisational mental health and wellbeing. For enquiries please email info@thrivementalhealth.co.uk

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