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Mental Health Awareness Course
Mental Health Awareness training will allow you to gain a genuine insight and understanding into a number of mental health conditions. We will help you to identify more subtle signs of poor mental health in the workplace, develop a detailed understanding of what issues employees face and how to overcome them.
- Develop your awareness and understanding of a number of common mental health issues, and help you to identify common signs and symptoms.
- Help you understand the impact of workplace stress and the impact that this can have on mental health.
- Help you develop active listening skills in order to provide emotional support to colleagues struggling with mental health conditions.
- Recovery Models and promoting a culture of acceptance and honesty.
- Gain an insight into support options available and where to find them.
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Mental Health Awareness for Managers
Our Mental Health Awareness course for managers differs slightly to our course for employees. We cover the key areas above, however we also provide specific management training which focuses on how team leaders, managers and other senior staff can support their team. We do this by:
- Teaching managers how to spot the early signs of mental ill health in their teams such as anxiety, depression, burnout, bipolar etc.
- Empowering managers by giving them the tools and knowledge to be able to have open discussions with staff about mental health
- Supporting managers with signposting: advising where staff can be signposted to in times of crisis, or if they are needing additional professional support
- Providing resources and materials that can be used in the workplace to help manage staff who suffer from mental ill health
We can also help put together a bespoke company Mental Health Action Plan which is a top-down approach of how senior staff can implement a culture of proactively taking care of employee’s mental health. Our Action Plans make use of specialist training sessions and resources to provide tools and knowledge to key stakeholders in your organisation, whilst supporting them with the implementation and ongoing use of the strategy.
Mental Health Awareness for Employees
It has become more important than ever to ensure that you are aware of your own mental health, as well as the health of your employees and colleagues. We are living in an ever-increasing stressful world, meaning that looking out for the signs and symptoms of various mental health problems is imperative. Mental health should be a hot topic year round, not just for mental health awareness week.
How can we help?
PMAC’s training is unique in that it is not just a “read from a PowerPoint” course – we engage in fun, interactive activities that really get staff involved and teach them how to control certain aspects of their lives. We help by raising awareness as it is quite surprising how many staff are suffering in silence and feel lonely – it’s only when they are in a room, engaging, that you find out the issues they are facing. Our trainers work with stakeholders in your business, along with anonymous staff surveys, to really get to the root of any issues that may be causing poor mental health amongst staff. We then produce bespoke training content that addresses the issues your team face and empowers them to manage their mental health in and out of work.
Where is the training conducted?
We offer both in-house (at your premises/office) or remote training. In some circumstances we can provide a venue if one is required. Please contact a member of our team with a brief overview of your requirements and we will be happy to arrange an initial discovery call to get a clearer understanding of your needs.
At present, most of our training is taking place via Zoom due to the ongoing pandemic. This ensures the safety of your staff and our trainers.
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Why is Mental Health Awareness important?
Employee mental health can have a significant impact on productivity and morale in any workplace, which is why it is so important to ensure that your team members are equipped with the knowledge they need to look after their own mental health and be supportive colleagues – “Look after your team and they will look after your business”. Mental health awareness training can help to reduce stigma and create a healthier work environment by educating employees on how to identify signs of worsening mental health in themselves and others, as well as what actions to take when an issue arises. Communication skills are incredibly important for managers and employees. It is important that we look out for our colleagues and ourselves!
Having employees who are knowledgeable about mental health can also help to create a culture of understanding and support within the workplace. By having conversations about mental health, and providing an open space for employees to discuss their own experiences in a safe setting, it can lead to greater transparency around the topic and ensure individuals feel supported rather than isolated. An atmosphere of understanding between colleagues may even be able to prevent mental illness from occurring or escalating if staff members are aware enough to notice early warning signs or offer help when needed. Reducing stigma is also a welcome benefit, ensuring we feel confident in discussing our mental health with others.
The Impact on Society
Mental health is often seen as something ‘personal’ but this type of thinking overlooks its larger effects on society at large. Mental illness costs the UK economy approximately £105 billion each year due to lost days at work and lower productivity levels, making it one of the most expensive issues facing the country today – not a statistic to be ignored! It is therefore important for employers not only look out for their staff’s wellbeing but also consider how investing in mental health awareness training can benefit them in terms of better performance and fewer risks associated with employee stress or depression.
In summary, investing in mental health awareness training is an essential part of creating a positive workplace culture with engaged staff members who understand how best to look after themselves mentally. Such training will enable business owners not only to keep their staff healthy but also boost performance through increased morale and decreased risk factors associated with poor mental wellbeing.
Employers have a duty of care for their employees, meaning they are responsible in ensuring that they actively monitor their employees physical and mental health wellbeing. More companies are choosing to receive mental health awareness training which will help management (HR Manager, Senior Managers, Directors etc) with identifying if their employees are struggling with any conditions. Employees should also look out for their colleagues. They can do this by understanding the different types of mental health conditions as well as the key warning signs which may tell them if a colleague is either suffering from an illness or at risk.
Our lives can be incredibly stressful with work stressors and day-to-day pressures, so it is essential you plan some down time where you allow yourself to unwind and recover. It is proven that even just switching off electronic devices for one hour before bedtime will increase our quality of sleep, and reducing our risk of mental health conditions or burnout. There is a great book by Johann Hari titled “Stolen Focus – Why you can’t pay attention” that discusses this in detail.
Having conversations with friends or family that may be suffering from Mental Health conditions is also of importance. Learning how to strike up these conversations and enabling people to trust in you is a great tool to have. Learning to identify the signs of mental health conditions can help save lives and get people the help they need. Our Mental Health Awareness Training provides you a a specific overview of various conditions and how to spot them.
Mental Health Conditions
There are numerous mental health conditions that everyone should be aware of. Having just a basic knowledge of common illnesses will allow you to understand what others are going through and identify the signs and symptoms of someone suffering from them.
Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in the modern world. Over 300 million people across globe suffer from depression-related illnesses – the actual figure may be mugh higher as there is a group of people that haven’t been diagnosed. Depression is much more than just a low-mood, as it can impact your day-to-day life including work, family, self-confidence and motivation.
Second to depression is Anxiety, which is thought to affect over 7.3% of the worlds population. It is one of the most common, debilitating conditions which can have serious implications for individuals. Anxiety can cause not only internal, mental symptoms but it can also manifest itself with physical symptoms too, such as nausea, sweating, increased heart rate and breating rate, as well as high blood pressure.
How can we help?
At PMAC, we provide specialist mental health training and support for individuals and organisations. Our qualified trainers have in-depth knowledge on all mental health conditions including the signs and symptoms. During our engaging courses, they will talk you through how to spot conditions, methods of talking about mental health, effective listening skills and where to seek further help. The courses include group discussion and activities to really bring course to life.
Please contact us if you are looking for mental health training in London or Manchester and we can arrange for you to attend. Alternatively, if you are looking for in-house mental health training, we can put a bespoke package together for your company.
The Benefits of Mental Health Awareness Training
Mental health awareness training is an important part of any business’s commitment to its employees’ well-being. Mental health and well-being are important components of a healthy workplace. They ensure there is increased productivity, improved employee engagement, and lower staff turnover within your business. Mental health awareness training helps employers to create a society where people feel supported, respected, and valued for their unique contributions.
In addition to providing employees with the opportunity to develop greater understanding and empathy towards mental health issues amongst their colleagues, mental health awareness training offers numerous other benefits.
- It enables workplaces to create a safe space where individuals can express themselves without judgement or discrimination;
- It allows employers to address mental health culture within the workplace; it equips managers with the skills they need to be able support team members who may be struggling with their mental health;
- It provides workers with the knowledge and resources they need in order to identify mental health issues in themselves or others.
Furthermore, mental health awareness training can help reduce stigma around mental illness by raising understanding of it among colleagues and breaking down long-held misconceptions or prejudices. By creating a more open environment for discussion around mental health matters, employers send out a strong signal that mental wellbeing is taken seriously at all levels within the organisation.
Mental health awareness training can also provide everyone in the workplace with practical strategies such as problem-solving approaches when staff are facing difficult challenges or struggling during difficult times. Training sessions also offer employees guidance on how best to access support for themselves or somebody else when necessary.
Finally, offering regular education sessions on topics such as mindfulness, stress management techniques and self-care give staff extra confidence in dealing with personal issues that would otherwise be neglected – leading them to become better versions of themselves and consequently improving overall performance inside the workplace.
The evidence suggests that investing time and resources into providing regular mental health awareness training delivers significant benefits for both employers and employees alike – making it an essential component in any successful business strategy moving forward into 2021.
Mental Health Training London
Mental Health Training Manchester
We provide mental health training in Manchester too, which consists of advising and supporting businesses with their mental health awareness training. Our team provide public training courses which have regular dates in the city centre. If preferred, we can come to your office to provide in-house training directly to your staff. The benefits of in-house training are numerous – we find that groups usually work together better as the delegates know each other. Training often consists of a lot of interactive activities, group discussions and presentations.
Mental Health Training Birmingham
Our specialist team of trainers in Birmingham are well equipped to provide individual and corporate training. With over 10 years experience in mental health and wellbeing, we can provide your team with the tools they need to truly understand mental health conditions and the variety of support options that are available to people. Get in touch with our team to find out how we can support you.
How can we help?
Mental health awareness is an important issue for all of us. Everyone has mental health and it can affect our lives in many different ways. At PMAC we believe in promoting mental health awareness and providing support to those who are struggling. We understand that everyone’s experience of mental health is different and that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach.
Our team is made up of a diverse selection of wonderful colleagues, including psychological practitioners, therapists, psychologists and support staff. All of our team have a deep understanding of how mental health issues can affect individuals and organisations alike and are truly passionate about what they do, incorporating life experiences into their sessions.
We’re extremely passionate about helping businesses create an environment where everyone feels safe to talk openly about their mental health. We equip and empower employees with the knowledge they need to recognise signs of mental health conditions in themselves or others, and make positive changes in both their personal and professional lives.
Our experienced trainers use a variety of proven evidence-based methods including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). We also incorporate creative tools such as art therapy exercises and role-playing into our sessions where appropriate. All our courses are tailored to the needs of each individual client, allowing us to deliver relevant content that can be quickly acted upon by participants.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our training services – from initial enquiry through to post-session follow up – focusing on delivering an exceptional experience for every customer. Our team has a wealth of experience working with clients from a range of industries, meaning we are well placed to assist employees in any business, ensuring we meet your objectives for mental health awareness training.
At PMAC, we believe that mental health awareness is a key part of our responsibility as a society. We are committed to creating a culture of understanding and acceptance around mental health and providing support to those who need it. We also strive to raise awareness about the importance of seeking help for mental health issues and to reduce the stigma associated with it. We hope to continue to be a part of the conversation on mental health and to help those who are struggling.
Mental Health Awareness Training is training designed to help employers and employees understand mental health and how to support those around them who may be suffering from mental health issues. The training will help to educate, equip and empower people to spot the signs of mental ill–health, understand how to approach conversations about mental health in the workplace and how to support those in need of help.
Mental Health Awareness Training typically covers topics such as understanding mental health, how to spot signs of ill–health, how to approach conversations around mental health, how to create a positive mental health culture in the workplace, how to support those who are struggling and how to access mental health resources.
Mental Health Awareness Training is suitable for all levels of employees, from line managers to senior executives. It’s beneficial for employers and employees to attend the training together, so that everyone can learn how to support each other and create a positive mental health culture.
Mental Health Awareness Training can help to create a positive mental health culture in the workplace, which can lead to improved morale, increased productivity, better attendance and engagement among employees, and ultimately, increased profits. The training can also help to reduce the stigma around mental health and create a safe and supportive environment for employees.