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Mental Health Skills for Managers
MHFA England Certificate Training

Empower managers to put wellbeing at the heart of their leadership approach with this practical MHFA England certificate 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.

  • Two days training, you will gain skills to;
    Recognise those that may be experiencing poor mental health and provide them with first-level support and early intervention Encourage a person to identify and access sources of professional help and other supports Practise active listening and empathy Have a conversation with improved mental health literacy around language and stigma Discuss the MHFAider® role in depth, including boundaries and confidentiality Practise self-care
  • Everyone who completes the course gets:
    A hard copy workbook to support their learning throughout the course A digital manual to refer to whenever they need it​ after completing the course A wallet-sized reference card with the Mental Health First Aid action plan​ A digital MHFAider® certificate Access to the MHFAider Support App® for three years Access to ongoing learning opportunities, resources and exclusive events ​ The opportunity to be part of the largest MHFAider® community in England
  • What is the course structure?
    Learning takes places through a medley of group discussions, videos, workshop activities and case studies. The pace is kept light and easy to follow whilst being incredibly thought provoking.
  • What are the training options?
    In-person classroom training: We currently run in-person mental health first aid courses where individual places can be booked. The classroom format is two days training. See locations at bottom of this web page. ​ Online deliveries: Same training and certificate, delivered via live virtual classrooms- Mental health first aid online ​ Private group training: If you have six or more people to train you have the option to chose your own dates and schedule.
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Mental Health Skills for Managers 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

Mental Health Skills for Managers Courses
Open access dates - Book individual places

June 4th 2024   13:00 - 17:00

Hosted on Zoom

August 12th 2024   13:00 - 17:00

Hosted on Zoom

September 25th 2024   09:00 - 13:00

Hosted on Zoom

You can also enquire for a private course for Managers Skills Training.

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