MHT05 – Stress Awareness and management training

An overview of this workshop can be downloaded here (this is the best place to start): Stress First Aid overview

You may find this alternative workshop more appropriate to your learning needs? Mental Health Training for managers. 2018

This one-day workshop will support managers and to better understand stress and mental disorder in the workplace. It provides a clear approach to understanding a complex area of human psychology and psychiatry, and delivers information in a jargon-free and accessible style. Free post-training support is also available which may be invaluable to the organisation and managers alike

  • Key objectives of the training. Understanding Stress & its relationship with mental wellbeing.
    • Stress is a symptom, not a mental health diagnosis and it impacts on an organisational health & safety responsibilities rather than reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act. That said, stress-related issues have a close relationship with mental health conditions and relapse. Some of these stress-related issues are within the workplace, and some are external / domestic. This training will support managers and staff to understand the common causes of workplace stress, to improve manager / staff interactions and to effectively manage the early signs of stress to pre-manage the potential escalation of mental health issues.
    • Mangers will be supported to better recognise the common workplace ‘stressors’ and factors that exacerbate the problem.
    • Stress risk assessments will be mentioned as part of the toolkit of supportive interventions to use in the workplace. Improved interactional skills and signposting will be carefully addressed within this training to equip managers with a useful set of communication skills, to increase confidence and minimise the typical potential counter-productive work behaviours that can manifest as a consequence of poor leadership styles and invalidating practices;
    • Improving systems and documentation to challenge absences associated with stress /mental health claims in the event that they escalate to claims against the organisation. 
    • The training will support managers to better recognise the signs and symptoms of the common mental conditions that present in the workplace. Training will be given to support managers to better identify mental health conditions; to understand their consequences to the individual, and understand best practice in interactional support.
    • Why not consider the following workshop?

Do you need training for your staff.? Resilience & stress management / reduction techniques.

This half-day workshop is delivered in an enjoyable and accessible format by a professional psychologist with specialist training in psychiatry.

It not only supports individuals to be aware of stress and its associated mental health problems, it provides practical strategies, both cognitive and behavioural to mitigate stress and to improve psychological and physical resilience.

Staff will be encouraged to support each other through the healthy development of a ‘stress-buddy’ system. Management will be part of this process to ensure that management / staff divisions are minimised and that healthy communications are maximised.

This workshop adopts the aspects of cognitive behavioural therapy model into an easy-to-understand model that supports and coaches staff to manage their psychological / emotional health and to reduce self-defeating behaviours. The workshop also supports staff to express concerns / improve communications with management rather than allowing unproductive resentment or complex group-dynamics to develop. The workshop will not require role-play and post-training reading is available. Please contact us directly for information about staff training.

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