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Mental Health in the Workplace

6-hour course  |  6 CPD hours

£329 +VAT per person

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Mental Health in the Workplace

6-hour course

Course overview

It is crucial that mental health and its potential impact on the workforce is a priority for organisations. This is a complex area and as a responsible employer, you have a duty of care to ensure you provide the right level of support for your employees.

This enlightening day will guide you through the most common mental health issues and how you can identify and effectively manage them. It will help you ensure appropriate measures are in place and enable you to formulate policies and procedures that lead to positive outcomes for employees and your organisation.

It is presented by an experienced trainer and mental health specialist, who will equip you with the confidence to support employees with their mental health and wellbeing.

You will gain an understanding of:

  • What mental health is
  • What the common mental health issues are
  • How to identify mental health issues
  • How to support staff with mental health issues
  • How to apply key organisational controls to manage mental health
  • How to support your business as a mental health first aider

Who should attend?

This course is essential training for HR specialists and anyone who has responsibility for managing people. It is essential for any senior managers or directors who want to improve the way their organisation deals with mental health issues.

Background - why you need to act

The Mental Health Foundation has published research showing that 16% of employees suffer from mental health issues each year, meaning they may not perform as well as they otherwise would or could.

In 2020, a study by Mind and Deloitte found that investment in mental health programmes at work reaped great rewards for the business and their employees.


What will you learn?

  • What is mental health and wellbeing?
  • How does poor mental health impact organisations?
  • How does mental health relate to the brain?
  • What are common mental health concerns and how do you identify them?
  • How do you support mental health concerns and wellbeing?
  • Helping colleagues with with stress, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, OCD, trauma, PTSD, phobias and depression
  • Dealing with issues regarding addictions and eating disorders
  • Understanding the impact of Autism, ADD and ADHD
  • Managing and supporting people with personality disorders, bipolar disorder, psychosis, schizophrenia and suicidal thoughts
  • Common indicators of poor mental health
  • Organisational mental health frameworks
  • Having conversations with colleagues about their concerns
  • Signposting employees for specialist support
  • Key controls to govern and manage mental health
  • Dealing with crises
  • Operating as a mental health first aider

Important information

This training is intended for those with the responsibility or desire to manage mental health and mental wellbeing in the workplace. It touches on sensitive topics that people may find distressing or upsetting such as self-harm, suicide, depression and panic attacks. 

If these topics are emotionally triggering or could cause distress, we recommend that you consider carefully before attending. If you require further information about the content, please get in touch with us to discuss. 

If you are booking a place for someone else, then please make sure they are aware of the sensitive nature of the content and confirm that they are happy to attend.

Extra benefits

  • course pack containing the information presented on the day
  • certificate of attendance
  • Complimentary refreshments and lunch provided

Course presenters

  • Keith Dewey

    Since gaining a degree in Cognitive Science in 1996, Keith has engaged a wide range of organisations to help build high performance teams. The organisational management of colleagues’ mental health was a core feature of those engagements, to maximise results. More recently, Keith has also been working with individuals as a coach and counsellor, helping them to improve their thoughts, feelings and habits.

    Over the years, Keith has trained in a wide range of mental health therapies, is a graduate member of the British Psychological Society, NLP Practitioner, registered member of the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council, and experienced trainer.

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