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Workplace Mental Health Awareness (Staff Version)

Supporting better mental health in your workplace

As you read this 1 in 6 working age adults are experiencing a mental health problem such as stress, depression or anxiety. This can have a detrimental effect on their performance and lead to absence from work. A study by CIPD 2013 indicated that absence from work is 7.5 times longer for mental health problems than physical illness.

This course is designed to increase employee understanding of mental health issues so staff can identify difficulties in themselves or others early. They are also aimed at identifying stressors and building resilience through better understanding of how stress can be managed.

What will I learn?

  • Increased knowledge and awareness of what is mental health
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions
  • Increase knowledge and confidence when supporting people with mental health issues.
  • How to help a colleague in an emergency such as a panic attack or when there has been a disclosure of suicidal thoughts.
  • Know community resources and how to connect with both NHS and other sector organisations.
  • Understand the importance of reducing stigma around mental illness and how this can be achieved.
  • Understand how to ‘have the conversation’ and communicate sympathetically and non-judgementally with colleagues.
  • Understanding how to build emotional resilience
  • Strategies for dealing with stress
  • A toolkit of mental well-being techniques to boost mental well-being and even general happiness.

Some clients want to focus more on either the resilience elements of this course or the supporting colleague’s elements rather than both together. For further information please contact us using the form below or email training@yorkmind.org.uk

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