Mental Health Awareness 

Course Description

Day 1 – ‘Think’

The Mental Health Awareness course will lay the foundations for change within your organisation. It will increase your knowledge and awareness of mental health and get you thinking how to challenge and overturn unhelpful attitudes and misconceptions.

Taking a person-centred approach, you will learn the language surrounding mental health, how to identify stress and how to engage with practical sources of support.


Is this suitable for me?

This course is suitable for anyone looking to improve their own mental wellbeing, or who wishes to support others with their mental health at work. 

This training is also the right starting point for managers and Human Resources personnel to gain an insight into mental health at work and to inform their organisation’s policies and processes in relation to mental health. 


What do I get out of it?

  • Challenge your perceptions of mental health 
  • Lay the foundations for culture change
  • Open the way for conversations about mental wellbeing in the workplace
  • Learn effective actions to increase and maintain wellbeing

Option 1: Supporting Colleagues

Course Description

Day 2 – ‘Talk-Act’ for Supporting Colleagues

Our Supporting Colleagues training builds on day 1 and is designed for people who want to help their co-workers talk about mental health and make positive wellbeing changes. 

You’ll learn how to spot warning signs and symptoms and how to offer effective, early intervention support. It will help you initiate positive interactions, guide you to ask the right kind of questions and challenge you to use positive language. 

You’ll learn how to use a Wellness Action Plan effectively and identify different treatments and support services.


Is this suitable for me?

Thrive at Work for Supporting Colleagues is aimed at people wishing to support co-workers who are dealing with stress, low wellbeing or mental ill health, and who want to be active in promoting positive mental health in the workplace.


What do I get out of it?

  • Strengthen your listening and helping skills
  • Develop your communication skills
  • Boost your own self-esteem and confidence
  • Improve your own self-care

Option 2: Line Managers

Course Description

Day 2 – ‘Talk-Act’ for Line Managers

Our Line Managers training (also suitable for Human Resources staff) is all about improving interactions and outcomes.

You will be guided through employer responsibilities and key legislation and policies relating to mental health in the workplace. You will meet the 6 Core Mental Health Standards at Work. 

Using the employee journey, you will learn strategies to reduce absenteeism and improve outcomes. We will challenge you to improve your interactions with staff and promote wellbeing in the workplace. You’ll produce a Wellness Action Plan and find out the most effective treatments, services and help.


Is this suitable for me?

The Line Managers option is targeted specifically at line managers and HR professionals. 


What do I get out of it?

  • Reduce the impact of mental ill health in your organisation
  • Take personal and shared responsibility for mental health at work
  • Promote wellbeing at work and enable positive outcomes for staff
  • Address productivity and performance issues

Option 3: Senior Managers

Course Description

Day 2 – ‘Talk-Act’ for Senior Managers

The Senior Manager option prepares leaders to change the culture and the conversation about mental health within their organisation with measurable benefits to absenteeism and performance.

This course covers key legislation and the importance of implementing the 6 Core Mental Health Standards at Work. Build a culture of care where positive interactions are promoted. Consider the impact of stress and discover how to build resilience in your workplace. 

Understand that employees who have overcome mental health difficulties are a valuable resource. Gain recognition for improving the health of your staff and increasing workplace wellbeing in your organisation.


Is this suitable for me?

The Senior Managers option enables senior leaders to make the business case for profound organisational culture change.


What do I get out of it?

  • Understand the components of workplace wellbeing
  • Deliver lasting measurable benefits
  • Reduce absence and increase productivity
  • Improve performance and satisfaction

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