Workplace mental health
and well-being for employees
Effective Strategies in Promoting Workforce Wellbeing
20 – 21 April 2023
Johannesburg South Africa
Register Now! Limited Seats Available!
R7, 999.00 Per Delegate
Online R5,999.00 Per Delegate
Health and wellbeing have become a strategic consideration for all businesses. With an increased need to focus on both what they do and how they do it. The Managing Occupational Health and Wellbeing course will teach you how to use different strategies and techniques based on cognitive behavioural self-help techniques.
Positive workplace wellbeing can have physical benefits as well as mental, with employees more likely to adopt and maintain healthier habits. Organisations can expect improved organisation-wide awareness of health and wellbeing, leading to a healthier and more productive workplace. In addition, fewer hours lost due to ill-heath can be achieved, resulting in greater productivity and more proactive staff.
This course increases awareness of mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. Delegates will learn how to spot the signs that a colleague might be struggling and steps they can take to provide practical support, whilst recognising what they can do as individuals to protect their own mental health.
- Understand the stigma that surrounds mental health in the workplace
- Increase delegate’s awareness of their own attitudes to mental health and illness
- Improve understanding of the impact of stress on the mental health of individuals and teams
- Recognise some of the most common signs and symptoms of mental health issues
- Build awareness of actions that protect mental health and how to access support to help others, or for self-care
- Increase confidence to sensitively open a dialogue with clients or colleagues who may be experiencing mental health problems
- Ability to intervene in a practical way to support someone with a mental health condition
- Understand the legal requirement within the Equality Act 2010
This is most suitable for managers, supervisors, team leaders, top management officials, target driven workforce and any other professionals who require to understand the harmful effects of mental and emotional health; and learn the advanced strategies and techniques to overcome stress and achieve an improved lifestyle.
Key skills and techniques for supporting mental health related issues
- Throughout the session, discussions will ensure that delegates can learn from life experiences; consider best practice in a positive and supportive environment, and take away some practical ideas and advice on how to support individuals suffering from a mental health impact.
Raising Awareness of Stress and Mental Health Conditions
- What is good health?
- What is Pressure? What is Stress?
- The effect stress has on the brain and the body (stress response)
- Signs and symptoms of acute, chronic stress and burnout
- The need for effective personal and professional boundaries when supporting mental health impacts
Types of Mental Health Illnesses and Conditions
The following conditions are discussed:
- Major depressive episode
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Psychosis (Schizophrenia)
- Bipolar affective disorder
- Suicide awareness
Delegates will engage in exploratory discussions on the following topics:
- An overview of the specific condition
- Common signs and symptoms
- Potential causes and possible interventions
- Helpful hints when supporting a person with the condition (case studies, scenarios)
- Managing mental health emergencies
Heroes ask for help
- How common are mental health issues?
- Being strong means asking for help
- What help is available?
- Staying at work, being at home
Ways to Wellbeing
- Five evidence-based ways to wellbeing
- Eat well, sleep well, think right
Mental Health and the Law
- This section summarises the main areas of legislation and the impact on businesses, including the implications of the Equality Act 2010 and the duty to make reasonable adjustments in the workplace
Personal Action Planning
- Delegates will be encouraged to discuss their thoughts on action takeaways for themselves and their teams.
End of the workshop
IN HOUSE AND ONLINE TRAINING
While both In-House and Online training can present with cost-effectiveness and time-efficacy, there are some very specific differences between in-house courses and those based online.
The demand for additional courses by individuals or groups of people is increasing. Still, it depends entirely on the preferences of a person what type of training he or she wants to receive. Online courses and in-house training carry some similarities but they are considered to exhibit some very pivotal differences too. Despite that, both types of learning can be really beneficial for attendees.