Mental Health Masterclass

Airedale Enterprise
05 November 2019

reduce mental health related absence and transform your employee engagement

The course

This course will give you an overview of some common mental health issues as well as an understanding of how mental illness can develop and most importantly an understanding around how to create a workplace environment that is conducive to positive mental wellbeing.

You will understand your legal obligations as an employer. The workshop will cover the theory and you will then have the opportunity to put into practice what you have learnt in a safe environment with the use of case studies. 

Who should attend

This course is aimed at supervisors and managers, working at any level or experience who manage individuals and teams. 

What to expect

An interactive and relaxed learning environment. While we will be using case studies towards the end of the workshop to put into practice what you have learnt – we welcome you to bring along your own examples (as long as real names are not used and confidentiality is observed at all times) to ensure you get the most out of the workshop from a practical perspective. 

The course will cover:

  • The law and your rights as an employer 
  • Myth busting some common misconceptions around mental health
  • An overview of some common mental illnesses
  • How to spot the early signs of mental ill health and how to effectively support others
  • Put into practice your learning with case studies (or your real life examples)
  • Understanding ‘recovery’
  • Workplace Wellbeing 

The outcome

After the session delegates will:

  • Know their obligations and rights as an employer
  • Have gained an understanding of mental health
  • Be able to spot the early warning signs and symptoms
  • Feel more confident in being able to approach and support someone
  • Understand ‘recovery’ and how to create and promote workplace wellbeing
  • Have a personal action plan to put their learning into practice 

Questions & Answers

Why as an employer should I attend?

You will understand your legal obligations as an employer in this subject area as well as gaining a greater understanding of mental health which will help you to tailor your interactions with your people and be confident in promoting a mentally healthy workplace

What are the benefits to me of attending this course?

Having a greater understand of mental health creates empathy. This plays a huge part in building employee engagement and can have an impact in cost reduction of working days lost due to absence because you are better equipped to support people in the workplace

What will my ‘takeaways’ from the course be?

In addition to the learning objectives of the course you will leave having written a wellbeing plan for your organisation ready for you to implement straight away. If you choose to bring some real life examples to work through you will also leave with a planned approach for each (and if you don’t have your own examples we will use case studies to guide you ready for when a real life situation occurs)

 

Trainer Jennifer Rawlinson

Jennifer has 13 years leadership experience in a corporate, high pressured environment. She has managed large teams of 120+ in more recent years and has vast experience of supporting individuals with mental ill health in the workplace. Recently trained as an instructor for Mental Health First Aid England, Jennifer has a passion to develop the skills in the workplace to create environments that are conducive to good mental health and wellbeing

Additional Info

The Course will run from 10am – 4.00pm. Includes lunch and refreshments.