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Mental Health Awareness Training Course

Our bespoke 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. 

Course Highlights

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.

 Remote and Nationwide Bespoke Training Available

1 - 8 hours (depending on content)

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    Great Neurodivergence for Managers webinar - very passionately delivered and Hayley is extremely knowledgeable about her subject matter. Would recommend!
    Kirsty Watson
    Kirsty Watson
    I recently joined a free webinar and it was fab! Very informative without feeling overwhelming or boring.
    Jessica Stone
    Jessica Stone
    Our company used PMAC for various bespoke training sessions and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. Communication was excellent and efficient, and the sessions themselves were incredibly helpful, engaging and enjoyable. The PMAC team were a joy to work with and we look forward to having them back again soon.
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    Glass Marketing
    Really informative and gave me a good insight into how Neurodiversity affects things. Would 100% recommend.
    Lauren Yates
    Lauren Yates
    The Neurodiversity in the Workplace session I attended was brilliant. Since my son received his Autism diagnosis, I have attend lots of training, webinars and conferences. This session was by far the most informative. It was delivered with enthusiasm and by someone with lived experience. I would highly recommend this session.
    Helen Harris
    Helen Harris
    Attended the Neurodivergence in the Workplace bitesize webinar. A lot of content covered in 45 minutes by the wonderful Hayley. Extremely informative and helpful in how neurodivergence in the workplace can be better supported. Thank you pmac team.
    Max Last
    Max Last
    We had a training session provided by Hayley from PMAC. The training was informative, engaging and all participants were encouraged to participate during the session. Would definitely recommend Hayley and PMAC if you have any training needs! 5* all the way!
    Kaine Beetham
    Kaine Beetham
    PMAC wrote two articles on mental health issues for unpaid carers which were published on our website and in our magazine, Carers News. We were delighted with the quality of the both the pieces, particularly how they related to our target audience, and the positive response they received.
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    Carers Support Centre
    I approached PMAC for some training earlier this year to improve my ability to support our staff members. The training was absolutely brilliant. They phoned me in advance to get an idea of what exactly I needed, and how they could best tailor it to our business/ individuals. This really helped to personalise the experience - I've had so many instances of generic training in the past - it was great that they considered what elements they could specifically touch on in order to make the training bespoke for us. On the day itself, we did virtual training (although in person was also an option). The quality of the video/audio was great. The trainer (Hayley) was absolutely wonderful. She had prepared an extremely thorough and engaging presentation for us. The training lasted for 4 hours but had a couple of breaks in which did help. It was great to have training from someone who has such a well rounded knowledge of the issues we wanted to learn about, and her delivery was excellent - she was open to answering uncomfortable questions - and encouraged us to be open and not shy away from what could have been quite delicate issues. She then followed up the training with the power point, and assured us that we could call for help again if needed. 10/10 experience - would very very highly recommend! Thank you Hayley and Peter for all of your help!
    Charlotte Kippax
    Charlotte Kippax
    Hayley is a really engaging presenter and the two ‘Introduction to Neurodivergence’ webinars that she ran for us were excellent. The content was super interesting and informative, and it was a great opportunity to open up conversations in the team about neurodivergence. The feedback from everyone (myself included!) was really positive and I’d definitely recommend PMAC to anybody looking for mental health training.
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    Why is Mental Health Awareness Training 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!

    Mental Health Awareness Training for Managers

    Our Mental Health Awareness training 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.

    Training 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.

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    Our 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.

    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. 

    Mental Health Impact on Society

    Mental health has a significant impact on society, not just in the workplace but across all socioeconomic backgrounds. It is estimated that mental ill health costs the UK economy over £105 billion each year. This is due to lost days at work, lower productivity from staff and undiagnosed illnesses. It is thought to be one of the most expensive (and concerning!) epidemics of our time. 

    It is important that employers not only look out for their workforce’s wellbeing, but also consider the financial impact that poor health can have on their business. Investing in effective wellbeing training programmes ensures that staff are performing at their peak. 

    We specialise in identifying and eliminating potential issues before they become real issues. As part of our training packages, we delve into your business and finding what makes your workforce tick, as well as identifying areas for improvement. We then take a preventative approach to ensure staff are equipped the tools to help them manage their own mental health.

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    Employers Duty of Care

    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.

    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.

    Practical Strategies

    Mental health awareness training provides all staff in the workplace practical strategies such as problem-solving approaches when colleagues or employees are facing difficult challenges, or struggling during difficult times. Training sessions offer employees guidance on how best to access support for themselves or somebody else. 

    Offering regular practical sessions on topics such as mindfulness, stress management techniques and self-care gives staff the opportunity to build up their mental health toolbox. We teach delegates the skills they need and practice strategies in our sessions so they can see what works for them. Coming from a preventative approach, we see these as life skills that will help attendees in all aspects of their life. 

    Evidence suggests that investing time and resources into providing regular mental health awareness training delivers significant benefits for both employers and employees. The awareness around mental health is only increasing, so as we head into 2024, ensure your teams are receiving the best training and skills practice. 

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    Finding the Right Training Package for your Team

    Finding the right training package for your team is an important step that can help ensure the success of your program.   

    The right mental health awareness training package will depend on the needs of your team. It’s important to consider the size and composition of your workforce when selecting a program, as well as the environment. For example, if you have a large number of remote workers or different shift patterns, then a course that allows for flexible learning may be more suitable. Similarly, if you have multiple senior-level employees or high-pressure roles, then you may need something more tailored to their needs.

    Consider also any existing policies or procedures in place within your organisation; does any existing training need adapting or expanding? There are programs designed specifically for businesses with an already-established policy – these can provide detailed information on how to implement mental health awareness into current structures and processes.   

    Take some time to research all available options before making a decision – make sure to check out reviews from other users and look at customer service ratings too. Ideally, look for a provider that offers guidance both during and after implementation – this could be anything from additional resources such as online seminars and podcasts, through to ongoing advice on how best to promote wellbeing in the workplace once the initial training has been completed.   

    Finding the right training package for your team is an essential part of implementing any effective mental health awareness program in your workplace – take some time researching all available options before committing so you can ensure that everyone involved gets the most out of it!  

    How Can We Help With Mental Health Awareness Training?

    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.

    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 your course to life.

    Our Team

    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.

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    Our experienced mental health awareness 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.

    Our Goal

    At PMAC, our vision is to live in a world where all employees thrive in a productive, happy and healthy environment, free from discrimination. We aim to empower individuals with the knowledge and tools to be the best version of themselves, which in turn ensures they are performing at their absolute peak. Using a psychologically informed approach, we give people the understanding of “why” rather than jus the “how”.

    Get in touch with us to see how we can support your business.


    This training is designed to help employees and employers to understand mental health conditions and the lived impact of such. The training will:

    – Teach individuals how to recognise signs and symptoms of mental health difficulties in themselves and others

    – Help individuals the impact of mental health difficulties on functioning, relationships, performance at work and more

    – Educate individuals about ways to support themselves and others, and why these strategies work

    – Learn how to approach conversations about mental health within the workplace

    At PMAC, all of our trainings will be designed with you and your organisation in mind. Mental Health Awareness Training typically covers topics such as:

    – Understanding mental health

    – How to spot signs of deteriorating mental health

    – How to approach conversations about mental health

    – Creating a culture of openness and acceptance of mental health in the workplace

    – Learning what support is available and how to access this

    – Supporting those who are struggling with their mental health and wellbeing

    Mental Health Awareness Training is suitable for all levels of employees, from line managers to senior executives. Its 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. In doing so, mental health awareness training can contributing to improvement in morale, productivity, ultimately, increased profits. The training can also help to reduce the stigma around mental health and create a safe and supportive environment for employees.

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