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Essential Mental Health Skills in the Workplace
Building Resilience, Limiting Risk and Offering Effective Support
Mental ill-health presents itself in many forms and employers have a critical role to play in caring for their staff, including recognising symptoms and acting swiftly. Very sadly suicide is a leading cause of death in men aged between 20 – 49 (England & Wales), however there’s plenty that can be done to prevent situations from reaching crisis point. This practical, interactive and in-depth course is led by one of our outstanding trainers and psychotherapists.
Key learning objectives include:
- Developing effective models of care for your staff
- Providing early responses
- Taking a pre-emptive strike before crisis hits
- Clear take-away tips to help staff manage their anxiety and stress
- Successful strategies to build resilience and increase self esteem
- Limiting risk and exploring techniques for opening challenging conversations around self harm and suicide
- Balancing the demands of the profession – self-care tips for yourself and your staff
Tackling Depression and Anxiety in the Workplace
Offering Confident, Competent and Effective Support to Staff
Mental health problems are now the leading cause of workplace absence in the UK, with 1 in 5 employees taking time off due to depression and anxiety.
Effective managers are able to have open, informed conversations with employees, and offer appropriate, sensitive and timely support.
This interactive course builds managers’ knowledge and skills, empowering them to spot the early warning signs of mental distress, and to support staff with confidence.
Successfully Managing Stress in the Workplace
Key objectives include:
- Increasing understanding of why some people experience anxiety or become stressed
- Recognising associated risks
- Implications for supporting staff with trauma or PTSD
- Key assessment tools for knowing when to act
- Engaging staff in emotional self-care
- Managing disclosure and thresholds for referral
Practical Self-Care Techniques for Staff
We can sometimes think self-care is about self-indulgence and something we just don’t have time for. Self-care is actually about self-preservation. It makes us more resilient, less stressed, increases productivity and is essential if we are to support others.
With increasing demands and pressures in the workplace, self-care has never been so important.
Using simple and quick exercises, this workshop will invite you to discover how in just 3 minutes you can calm a busy mind, become more focused and feel less overwhelmed. The day will also explore how mindfulness can improve memory, mood and immune system leading to lower levels of anxiety and fewer sick days.
Key learning objectives include:
- Discovering how to fit quick and easy self-care practices into your working day
- Uncovering how mindfulness and self-care encourage a positive approach clear focus
- Understanding how mindfulness and self-care can make you less stressed and more productive
- How to ‘silence your inner critic’
- Exploring what really self-care means and the benefit it can have on you as a worker
- Useful techniques and quick coping strategies for everyday
- Realising your personal strengths and resources
- Building your own self-care plan