Training for Managers

Helping you have confident and clear conversations about mental health in your workplace

We all know we should be talking more about mental health at work but it can sometimes feel like a bit of a minefield, particularly if you are a leader.

If you’ve ever found yourself avoiding tricky conversations for fear of saying or doing the wrong thing, struggled to know how to support a colleague who’s experiencing poor mental health, or felt so overwhelmed with your own work you don’t know where to turn, you’re not alone.

Our courses aim to give managers the confidence they need to start conversations and feel confident they’re offering the best possible support.

Whether it’s spotting the signs and symptoms of mental ill health, knowing how and where to refer people, or broaching the topic in a sensitive way, we help take away the fear.

You can choose from two options:

  • Our half-day Mental Health First Aid England-accredited course, which provides a comprehensive overview of the topic
  • Bespoke line manager training, which can be adapted to focus on specific issues within your workplace

MHFA England Mental Health Skills for Managers

This three-hour course will equip you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to have effective conversations with staff about mental health and wellbeing.

By the end of the session participants will:

Recognise signs and symptoms of poor mental health

Feel more confident having open conversations about mental health with their team members – whether that’s general discussions amongst colleagues or a one-to-one conversation with someone who is struggling

Be able to signpost people to the most appropriate support, and know where to go for support and guidance for themselves

Understand the benefits of role-modelling good mental health at work, inspiring their team to look after their own health and wellbeing

Line Manager Training

For a more in-depth look at the topic, or to focus on specific areas of your organisation with their own unique challenges, our bespoke line manager training course can be adapted to your business needs.

All sessions will be created after discussion with you, and exact content will vary depending on each organisation, but they will be centred around the 3Rs:

Recognise:

Learning to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental ill health – in yourself and other people – as well as understanding the impact we can have on others. Developing an awareness of how our own stress levels, attitudes and belief systems play a role in creating a healthy work environment.

Respond:

Knowing how to direct people (including yourself) towards the most appropriate help. This section will also contain information on self-care, compassion and empathy.

Revisit:

Understanding how we can continue to support people for as long as they need it. There’s often no quick fix for mental health and ongoing support could be needed for several weeks, months or even years. How do we best support people and follow up with them? What additional resources might they need?

Mental Health First Aid Champions (one-day course)

This Mental Health England-accredited course is excellent for businesses who already have Mental Health First Aiders and want to train the rest of their team in a shorter course that uses the same framework.

Employees will gain the confidence and knowledge to help support those with common mental health issues, an understanding of how to create a mentally healthy workplace and how to challenge stigma.

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Mental Health First Aid Aware course (half-day)

This half-day course is ideal for businesses wanting to give large numbers of staff a general overview of the signs and symptoms of poor mental health, and the skills to start conversations around it.

Accredited by Mental Health England, participants do not become qualified Mental Health First Aiders but will have an excellent overview of the topics covered in the longer two-day course.

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Mental Health First Aid (Refresher)

Mental Health England recommend that Mental Health First Aiders refresh their skills every three years.

This <half-day/one-day> course ensures they are up to date with the latest research, statistics and legislation.

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As with all our courses, participants will get free access to our AV I WELL.HUB, our growing community for everyone that has accessed our training or consultancy services. This includes:

FREE access to monthly calls with an expert, talking about all things mental health.

FREE access to our resources that are updated monthly.

FREE access to our forum where members of our HUB post and share more resources.

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