Mental health awareness course
Espirita part of the Acacium group, 3-hour mental health awareness course has been designed to give candidates an overview of mental health, and the stigma often attached. It will provide an overview of the causes and impacts of mental health conditions, as well as the ability to identify the key signs and symptoms of someone who is suffering from deteriorating mental health. Candidates will gain the skills to be able to handing conversations with individuals around wellbeing concerns and understand how to support and safeguard the employee and the organization, as well as how to make referrals to more in-depth assistance where needed. The course takes guidance from the HSAWA and the Equality Act 2010 when looking at the reasonable adjustments that managers and people in leadership roles can make to support an individual with their mental wellbeing.
The course can be delivered over teams or face-to-face
Maximum candidate numbers – 20 candidates
Aims and objectives
- Introduction to mental health and the impact it has on a workforce
- Understanding life events that can have a negative impact on our mental health
- Discussion of signs and symptoms that could indicate that someone’s mental health is deteriorating
- Understand when professional help is required
- Understanding work-related stress and the common causes, along with the detrimental effect that the hormones released in our bodies can have during stressful events, and how we can use strategies to manage stress
- How stress can be used in a positive way to get the most out of the team of people around you.
- Gain an insight on a couple of common mental health conditions
- Learn some key skills to manage a conversation with someone with a mental health concern
- Understand what management adjustments we can make to support someone with a mental health concern
- Learn the resources available to be able to support someone with a mental health concern
- Key tips for supporting your mental health whilst working remotely.
Skills learned during the session
- Communication skills when managing a conversation
- Observational skills to identify someone in crisis
- Life skills to maintain a mentally healthy mind