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Managing Mental Health for Managers - Online


Management Development


Managers who support staff in the workplace who are experiencing mental ill health issues.


Classroom = Half-day; Online = 3 hours

Delegate rate

Approximately £100 per delegate. Charges depend on how many delegates book.

This workshop will enable delegates to positively support and manage staff who are experiencing mental ill health. The focus of the course will be on practical ways to manage and support positive mental well-being for all staff including employees who are experiencing stress and distress.

Learning Objectives: As a result of attending, participants will be able to:

  • List the benefits of good practice in mental health well-being at work
  • Recognise basic symptoms and early signs of mental ill health problems
  • Identify common myths and stigmas surrounding mental ill health
  • Outline key areas of legislation that protect workers’ rights in respect to mental ill health
  • Describe the legal responsibilities that managers and organisations have towards employees with mental ill health problems
  • Outline effective intervention strategies in relation to:
  • Taking early action to discuss mental ill health issues with an employee
  • Managing mental ill health at the workplace
  • Managing mental ill health during sickness absence
  • Managing the return to work following absence due to mental ill health
  • Outline the principle of ‘reasonable adjustments’ and give examples of good practice in relation to mental health
  • Demonstrate a simple and effective way to communicate with employees about a mental ill health matter
  • Promoting well-being in the workplace
  • The law relating to mental health in the workplace
  • Identifying the early warning signs of an employee experiencing mental ill health
  • Early steps – monitoring and talking early about mental well-being issues
  • Managing an on-going mental health related illness at work
  • Best practice in keeping in touch during sickness absence
  • Returning to work and making ‘reasonable adjustments’
  • A 4-stage model for speaking to employees experiencing mental ill health

Learning Methods

The course will be delivered using the following methods:

Groupwork (inc. pairs)

Delegate presentations

Plenary Discussions

Case Studies


Practical Demonstrations

Safe and controlled practical scenarios

Practical Assessments


No dates are currently scheduled for this course.

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