Mental Health for Managers and HR Professionals

9.30am – 3.30pm, Tuesday 3rd October

Open, Norwich

Buffet lunch and refreshments included

  • Would you recognise the signs that someone’s struggling with stress, anxiety or depression?
  • Do you know what to say to someone in your team who needs help?
  • How would you support your team when they are off, and when they return?

Find the answers to these and more at a one-day course in Norwich city centre.

Managers have a crucial role to play in supporting wellbeing and helping to keep their direct reports well and in work – after all, one in four people will experience poor mental health in any year. This interactive and thought-provoking one-day workshop will provide an insight into the challenges around mental health in the workplace, signs to look out for and practical tips on how to talk about mental health and offer support.

This session makes a business case for better support – and attendees will feel empowered and confident to have better conversations with their direct reports, leading to improved manager-employee relationships, better wellbeing and, ultimately, increased engagement and satisfaction.

This important and inspiring session is perfect for new and seasoned managers and HR advisors or professionals who want to know more about mental health at work.

The session covers:

  • Mental health legislation at work
  • Recognising the signs
  • Knowing when to step in – and what to say
  • How to support when people are off and when they return
  • Practical scenarios and sharing scenarios
  • Taking back a plan for your team

“I wish I’d had this course 25 years ago at the beginning of my managerial career.” Accountant

“The whole thing was very useful, especially the section on how to start a conversation with someone who you think is struggling.” Professional services manager

“Excellent – extremely relevant to my role.” Senior Manager

Your trainers:

Tom Oxley, Bamboo Workplace Mental Health (A Mindful Employer Partner)

Tom has worked with Mind, Time to Change and more than 20 organisations to improve their approach to mental health. His research includes more than 100 interviews with employees with mental health problems and survey findings from 15,000 UK workers. He has worked for PLCs, SMEs and charities and will draw examples from all of these.

Michelle Gant, The Engaging People Company

Michelle spent six years leading and embedding wellbeing within a not-for-profit organisation and working to create a culture where talking about mental health and wellbeing was empowered. She also has extensive experience of working with managers, supporting them through training and development to have better conversations. She was also previously a trustee of Norwich & Central Norfolk Mind.

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