Mental Health Training For Managers

Why do managers need mental health training?

It is estimated that about 1 in 4 people experience poor mental health during their working life. Everything from stress to clinical depression impacts how employees perform at work with poor mental health costing the UK economy up to £70bn each year.

Even with a designated mental health representative in a business, it can be hard for employees to feel comfortable discussing their problems – with 89% of people not telling their employees about mental health struggles and half still going to work while feeling suicidal.

This is why managers need to have a solid understanding of mental health in the workplace so that they can help to create a supportive environment for employees.

What is this mental health training about?

This is a 4-hour training course that provides an overview of the mental health process that your trained Mental Health First Aiders will follow, giving you, as a manager, the ability to support them in the workplace.
It also lays the foundations for you to develop your organisation’s mental health plan to increase employee wellbeing and productivity.

This course is aimed at:

  • Line managers
  • HR managers
  • Senior management

How is it delivered?

This Mental Health Training for Managers can be delivered face to face or online via Zoom. It can be completed in 4 x 1-hour sessions over 4 days, 2 x 2-hour sessions over 2 days, or 4 hours in one day.

How do you complete the course?

The mental health training is interactive with group and individual activities throughout. To complete the course, you must show a good level of participation, show understanding of workplace mental health through answering questions during the session and complete any additional activities set out in the workbook. There is no formal written assessment for this course.

What will managers get out of mental health training?

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand and define mental health, wellbeing and stigma
  • Understand current legislation regarding mental wellbeing at work, inc. recruitment and promotion processes and pre-employment issues
  •  Understand the impact of stress and burnout in the workplace
  •  Understand reasonable adjustments, keeping in touch when staff are off through illness and returning to work


Contact us for pricing – discounts are available for group bookings of 6-12 people. or call 01636 600830

Duration: 4hrs


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