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Mental Health and Wellbeing Awareness Course for Managers


Our two-day course for supervisors and managers teaches two important aspects of management and leadership: the effect that their own style of management has on their teams; and how to have meaningful and non-judgemental conversations with their team members.


People come into leadership roles from many different backgrounds. Sometimes, they come from 'the tools' while at other times they come through leadership programmes.


Regardless of how people arrive in leadership roles, seldom do they appreciate the effect of their own personal leadership style has on their teams. Many occasions of stress at work is actually caused by the supervisor or manager.


Our course aims to raise awareness of how management behaviour can influence stress and mental health in the workplace.


One of the many roles of a manager is to be able to communicate effectively with their team members. Communication is never usually a 'one size fits all'. Instead, to get the most from team members, communication style often has to be changed from person to person.


Our course aims to teach managers how to 'actively listen' and to be able to connect with their individual team members in a supportive manner.


At the end of the course, delegates will have a greater understanding of mental health and wellbeing at work and how styles of management can influence to a greater or lesser extent the mental wellbeing of employees.


Delegate will learn to develop their own active listening skills along with the confidence to reassure and support a team member who is experiencing mental health or anxiety issues.


The course is divided into four segments:


Segment One:


  • What is positive and healthy mental health?
  • Impact of mental health issues
  • Stigma surrounding mental health at work
  • What is depression?
  • Symptoms of depression
  • Risk factors for depression
  • Anxiety and stress at work


Segment Two:


  • Management style and its impact
  • Assessing management style - personal reflection
  • Preferences of team members
  • The representational system of personal choice
  • Non-judgemental listening
  • Developing active listening skills


Segment Three:


  • The relationship between manager and team member
  • The carrot and stick approach
  • Further development of self-awareness
  • More on active listening
  • Different conversations for different needs


Segment Four:


  • Alcohol and drug to relieve stress
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-harm
  • Suicide at work
  • Neurosis and psychosis
  • Risk factors for psychosis
  • Bipolar and schizophrenia
  • Mental Health First Aid at work
  • The boundaries of mental health first aid
  • Building personal resilience


Our course is taught by trained and experienced psychologists and counsellors.


If you would like to find out more about our course for supervisors and managers, please send an email.








work-related psychosis

warning signs of depression

alcohol and drugs

suicide and desperation

crisis first aid

mental health

Leadership style