Managing for Mental Health – Part 3

– Virtual or face to face
– Typically 12-16 participants per session
– Interactive
– Approx. 1.5 hours

“Extremely well organised, enjoyed the discussions with colleagues, very informative, good real life case studies”

Whilst the theory is great, the reality can often be quite different and managers need to balance the requirements of the business, themselves and their teams. This session uses case studies to enable you to explore common issues and confidently manage employees across the mental health continuum, with a particular emphasis on how you can support those suffering with mental ill health within the context of your organisation and current employment legislation.

“It gave me some concrete tools to use when addressing mental health with my team. It also gave me perspective on the number of ways I can help and support my team”

Key programme elements

Background and basics:
Exploring employment legislation in relation to mental health, duty of care, good practice and balancing individual and organisation needs.

The role of the manager/organisation:
Looking at when to link in with Doctors and Occupational Health to provide additional support to individuals suffering from mental ill health.

What to do (and not do):
Examining how to effectively manage a variety of mental health issues at work including short and long term absence, through a series of case studies.

Strategic planning:
Looking at the bigger picture and how your workplace can support individuals remaining at work whilst managing mental health conditions or support those returning after periods of absence.

Participants will be able to:
• Understand employment legislation in relation to disability and mental health.
• Explore different management tools and techniques to support individuals through the mental health continuum.
• Develop strategies for reasonable adjustments that support employees’ wellbeing and work within their organisational context.
• Work with HR teams and external parties (Doctors and Occupational Health) to gain more insight into specific requirements for individuals.
• Develop skills for managing individuals suffering with mental health conditions at work.
• Understand the importance of and how to communicate with employees absent from work.
• Understand the requirements of an effective return to work plan.
• Keep appropriate records and documentation in line with GDPR.

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