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Mental Health Skills for Managers

MHFA England certificate training 

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Empower managers to put wellbeing at the heart of their leadership approach with this practical four hour course.


The relationship between managers and their team members is key for the health and wellbeing of the whole organisation. Delivered by workplace mental health trainers, this course builds skills in your leaders to feel confident to have mental health conversations as part of their everyday management.


Benefits of Mental Health Skills for Managers

Managers who are able to support the mental health of their teams will encourage employees to thrive, increasing talent retention. Providing this training to everyone with people management responsibilities will ensure a consistent approach to mental health and wellbeing across teams and departments, promoting healthy performance throughout the whole organisation.


Managers will learn to:

  • Identify if an employee may be experiencing mental health issues

  • Feel confident having open conversations about mental health with their team members

  • Appropriately signpost to available support and know where to go for support and guidance for themselves

  • Role model good self-care practice, inspiring their teams to look after their own mental health and wellbeing

Delivery options: Online or face to face

Group sizes: Minimum 6 people, maximum 16 people

Timings: Course duration is four hours 

Booking options: Book individual places on our open access course dates or book private group training on your own chosen dates for groups of six or more.

Course Structure

Delivered by an accredited MHFA England instructor in group format through slides, discussions and some small workshop activities, covering;

  • Mental health spectrum: The importance of knowing your team, knowing yourself, and early warning signs

  • Stress and workplace stressors: The Stress Container and barriers to mental health conversations

  • Preparing for mental health conversations: Preparing for virtual conversations and managing remotely

  • Mental health conversation cycle: Effective questions, active listening, empathetic responses, supporting and signposting

  • Wellbeing and stress in the workplace: Using the Stress Container for yourself

  • Commitments to change: What to do next to embed learning

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