Target Audience: Managers, Supervisors, HR
Workshop Duration: 3.5 hours (Includes Introduction Program)
Recommended Group Size: Min. 6 – Max. 20

Workshop Overview

Workplaces have a vital role to play in providing supportive environments that promote mental health, wellbeing and resilience in its people. This three and a half hour program includes the Introduction to Mental Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace program. It is specifically designed to empower managers with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively manage workers presenting with issues pertaining to mental health and/or mental illness.

Primary Objectives

  • To support the development of mentally healthy and supportive workplaces
  • To delineate the difference between mental health issues and mental illness
  • To provide activities that enhance active listening, rapport building and identification of issues with
    staff
  • To assist managers to work collaboratively with their staff to improve their mental health
  • To provide a framework that enables managers to take appropriate action and identify appropriate
    pathways of referral.

Learning outcomes

  • Ability to identify issues pertaining to mental health in staff
  • Ability to effectively manage a mentally healthy workplace
  • Ability to seek and/or provide support for people with mental health and wellbeing issues.

Key Topics

  • Duty of care, policies & procedures pertaining to mental health
  • The role of a manager with regard to mental health
  • Differences between performance management and mental health support
  • Managing boundaries effectively.