Mental Health in the Workplace: Skills for Managers

This course is designed to build the manager's confidence in understanding mental health conditions and holding conversations with team members around mental health. With 25% of employees suffering from a mental health condition, ACAS has released reasonable adjustments for mental health. Mental health related issues cost UK businesses £34.9 billion annually. With this skill-set, managers and team leaders will be able to support employees, discuss low performance related to mental health and direct employees to appropriate support services. Managers will then be able to embed a workplace culture where positive and comfortable conversations about mental health take place.  

What you’ll learn:

  • The Mental Health Continuum
  • Employment Law, Occupational Health within the context of Mental Health & ACAS code
  • What are Mental Health Conditions: Understanding Supporting, and Signposting your Team
  • Using Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP) in Supportive Conversations and Performance Reviews
  • Promoting a Positive Mental Health Culture
  • How to manage Mental Health in the workplace:
    • Mentally Healthy – maintain well being and work life balance
    • Mentally Unwell and absent – processes to follow
    • Mentally Unwell in work – how to support them and the business


Who should attend:

Team leaders, managers & senior managers within all sizes of organisation


1 day training - £180 (+VAT) per person on open courses; or £1500 (+VAT) for up to 12 delegates in-house

Next Courses:

* New dates will be available shortly

Benefits to the Business Benefits to the Delegate
Increase chances of keeping a mentally healthy team  Build confidence in holding perceived difficult conversations - “Know What to Say”
Pro-actively pre-empt a mental health situation by facilitating an open culture around mental health Learn techniques to support meaningful conversations 
Reduce staff absences due to mental health conditions Appreciation of mental health conditions
Promote positive and productive conversations Skills and knowledge immediately implementable