Include - Inspire - Innovate. Mental Health and Wellbeing for People Managers Module. Two pairs of hands held together with a paper cut-out in the shape of a human head, with waves scribbled on in the fashion of a ECG monitor

Mental health is essential to our overall wellbeing and is as important as physical health. However, mental health is still a taboo topic in many organisations; employees worry they may be discriminated against if they raise the subject, while managers are reluctant to discuss mental health for fear of making matters worse. We all have mental health – it moves up and down a spectrum from good to poor depending on different circumstances. Starting a conversation about it doesn’t have to be difficult. Everyone recognised the importance of wellbeing at work during the Covid-19 pandemic, but we now need to continue this work and maintain the best practice which was developed in those extraordinary circumstances

This e-learning has been created to guide people managers on how to effectively promote and support the mental health and wellbeing of team members. The aim of this e-learning course is to show you how to effectively build a supportive environment and increase employee engagement, motivation, and productivity.

This module will take approximately 30 minutes to complete; however, it may take longer depending on how long you choose to spend on each activity.

Learning objectives:

  • Outline the difference between mental health, wellbeing, and mental health problems which include depression and anxiety disorders.
  • Discuss your role as a line manager in supporting employees’ wellbeing through leading by example and following your organisations’ policies relating to staff wellbeing.
  • Help you understand employees’ mental health struggles and identify indicators and signs that suggest they may need support.
  • Explore best practices for wellbeing conversations.
  • Raise your understanding of the links between gender and mental health.
  • Provide you with an overview of sickness absence, key principles for the return-to-work process, and possible reasonable adjustments.
  • Provide you with tips for creating and promoting a healthy work environment.
  • Understand that managing your own mental health and wellbeing is equally important as helping others.

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