One day ‘Mental health at work’ course

Course aims – by the end of this course delegates will have:

  • understood the prevalence of mental health problems and how they impact the workplace
  • more knowledge about mental health problems, including a detailed understanding of stress
  • reflected on their own mental health at work and considered how to better manage it
  • more information about the broader legal frameworks around mental health at work, and about the resources and support available

Course outline

  • mental health and mental distress as part of the same spectrum
  • types of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety and stress as well as bipolar affective disorder, personality disorder and psychotic conditions
  • up-to-date information about the impact of mental health in the workplace
  • recognising the barriers to talking about mental health at work and how individuals and teams can take steps to overcome them
  • the Equality Act 2010 and reasonable adjustments
  • stress: the physiological and psychological components of stress and how these affect well-being and performance
  • recognising and avoiding burn out
  • cognitive-behavioural approaches and the connections between stress and decision-making
  • reflections on interpersonal topics like ‘why is it difficult to say ‘no’?
  • proactively managing workload
  • establishing and asserting your own workplace boundaries
  • internal and external resources and support available, including the EAP, Mindfulness, relevant apps and helplines
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