Ideal for: Everyone
Length: Half day
Cost: £125 per person
Our half day course is an introductory four hour session to raise awareness of mental health. It is designed to give:
What to expect
Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities. We limit numbers to 25 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.
Why it’s important
Mental health training is an essential skill in the workplaces. Every year, employees from any work force, at any time, could suffer mental ill health, and working days could be lost due to work-related stresses, depression or anxiety.
That’s where mental health awareness training comes in.
Employees who are equipped with mental health awareness training can notice colleagues who may be suffering in silence, and potentially preempt situations before they escalate.
Employees will be taught how to identify key warning signs of poor mental health, as well as how to gently and subtly approach colleagues who may be at risk.
Mental health awareness training teaches lifelong skills of how we can best manage our own mental health, now and in the future. Providing these necessary skills helps save lives, not only for the person trained, but for the lives and circumstances of other people they may encounter throughout their journey.
In addition, the training provides a springboard for open discourse within the workplace, helping to nurture a healthy workplace environment. Colleagues will be more likely to discuss worries either openly or confidentially, without fear of judgement, which ensures that any problems are handled correctly.
If employees do not have safe places they can go to talk, or actionable skills they can utilise, they may be more at risk of bottling their emotions up, which may result in them being signed off work in the long term. Dealing with issues early is key.
Talking can be cathartic for mental health issues. Empowering employees with the correct knowledge as to how to manage their own mental health will, in turn, help them to help others. This healthy cycle is beneficial for good, supportive communication and can resolve stresses, anxieties or worries in a healthy, collaborative manner.
The more people we can teach and train, the more stigmas we can challenge and eradicate, and the more lives we can benefit, help and save.
Upon completion of the course everyone receives:
Tackle stigma and empower people to access the other initiatives and supports you are putting in place