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Supporting Mental Health – A Managers’ Guide

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Managers play an important role in supporting the mental health of employees. However, knowing how to provide the best possible support can be challenging, especially as managers are often busy balancing a range of other responsibilities.

This interactive course has been designed specifically for managers and those working towards management responsibilities to provide support and guidance from our expert trainers. It will help develop a core understanding of mental health before exploring a range of strategies to provide effective  mental health support within a team.

Open Access Managers Training

Individuals and small groups can book onto our Open Access course of ‘Supporting Mental Health – A Managers’ Guide’.

Length:    2 half-day sessions
Price:    £120+VAT per person (discount available for charities and Charity Partners)

We are also offering discounts for group bookings: 10% off 2 places; 15% off 3 places; and 20% off 4+ places. Terms and conditions apply.

Our next course is taking place online via Zoom at 1pm-4pm on Monday 30 October and Monday 6 November. Delegates must attend BOTH sessions to complete the training.

Managers Training for Your Workplace

We can deliver this course directly to your workplace, either online or in-person.

Length:    6 hours  (can be delivered as 2 half day sessions or 1 full day session)
Number of learners:    Up to 16
Price:    £1250 + VAT face to face | £1000 + VAT online

Discounts available for Charity/Third Sector organisations and for Manchester Mind Charity Partners.

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for any staff with or working towards management responsibilities.

Course Content

Part 1 – Mental Health Awareness

  • What is mental health?
  • Causes, signs and symptoms of key mental health conditions
  • How to support someone in mental distress
  • Signposting to local and national support

Part 2 – A Managers’ Guide

  • The current picture in mental health and why it’s important to invest
  • The Core and Enhanced Mental Health Standards and how to implement them
  • Relevant tools and resources and where to find them
  • Discussion and practise of having mental health conversations
  • Strategies for developing a positive team culture and a mentally healthy workplace

We also offered tailored training to ensure we meet the needs of your organisation. For example, we can add additional modules to address specific challenges within your organisation. Please contact us to discuss this.

As part of the HR team, I took away a lot of really helpful tips that we can implement across the firm, particularly signposting and information. The trainer also makes you feel more at ease about having conversations with people, about not worrying that you’re saying the wrong thing and the importance of simply listening and signposting.

We’re a local, independent charity and we’re here to support you.

Any profit we make from training is invested back into our charity to enable us to continue to provide and develop our services for young people and adults at a time when they are more needed than ever. Find out more about the work we do here.

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