Understanding Mental Health for Line Managers

This course aims to give Line Managers the knowledge and tools needed to be able to manage mental health issues within their team. 

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Why you should attend this course:

  • You will know how to differentiate between mental health conditions.
  • You will learn exactly what signs to look for among your employees, to help spot mental health issues early.
  • You will understand how mental health can affect people and how you can better deal with it.

What you will learn on this course:

  • Equality: An overview of the Equality Act 2010 and how it affects your workplace.
  • Proper care: Learn how to talk to employees with mental health issues.
  • Practical skills: Methods for dealing with workplace mental health issues correctly.

This course is delivered by a Specialist Practitioner in Mental Health and Learning Facilitator.

We have an in-house training manager that coordinates all of OHC’s training courses, with support from our clinical support team.

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“I was nervous to attend but was put at ease and found the course extremely interesting with many constructive ideas to support me managing my team. Thank you!

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  • Half day face to face or Virtual course
  • Learning takes place through a mixture of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities.
  • The course will follow a structured format, ending with a question-and-answer session.
  • We limit the number of places to 12 to allow the instructor to interact with every participant.

Course Structure

  • Registration & Icebreaker
  • Learning outcomes
  • Ground rules
  • The Equality Act 2010
  • Quiz
  • Identifying mental disorders at work
  • Disorder discussion
  • Talking to employees with mental health issues
  • Variety of different tasks
  • Wellbeing
  • Q&A

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is it important to talk about mental health at work?

For people with mental health problems, not being able to talk about it can be one of the worst parts of the illness. So, by getting people talking about mental health, we can break down stereotypes, improve relationships, aid recovery and take the stigma out of something that affects us all. To learn more about handling mental health issues properly, sign up for our mental health training course.

How do you improve employee mental wellness?

Consider training your managers in skill sets that support mental health and positive relationships. Research shows leaders with even three hours of mental health awareness training report improved attitudes about mental health and a higher motivation to promote mental health at work.

What are the most common causes of long-term sickness absence?

Stress, acute medical conditions, including musculoskeletal disorders and mental ill-health continue to be the most common causes of long-term absence. Our course teaches you how you can better identify mental health issues among your employees.

What is mental health?

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

How can I help members of staff struggling with their mental health?

Talking openly about mental health is important, creating a supportive environment, treating mental health and physical health as equally important, ensure regular one to one meetings, arranging training in mental health awareness. You can learn more in our training course.

Why do Line Managers need mental health training?

Line managers, given their position within an organisation, are often best placed to spot the signs of poor mental health in the workplace and – if equipped with the right skill set – can manage issues effectively before they reach crisis point. Gain confidence by attending our course.