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MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING

PSYCHR are mental health specialists in the workplace. With over 15 years rooted in Psychology and Human Resources; it is the reason the company was founded.

We have developed 10 core modules for the workplace which cover mental health awareness, practical skills for managers, employment law, and much more. 

PSYCHR provide ready made training courses which can be delivered onsite or virtually, and can develop bespoke packages or for clients.

 

MODULES

10 Core Modules

Select whole modules or just tick the topics that you are interested in and we will build training for your workforce.

MODULE 1

Understanding Mental Health

  • Defining Depression, Stress and Anxiety

  • Understanding symptoms, causes and treatment

  • Mental ill health vs Mental health conditions

  • Sub-threshold mental ill health in the workplace

  • Acute (sudden) or Subacute (long term/ burnout) onset

  • Recognising mental ill health in yourself or others

MODULE 2

Communication Skills

  • How to raise mental ill health in the workplace if you are experiencing it and who to raise it to?

  • What to do if you suspect a colleague is experiencing mental ill health?

  • How to communicate as a manager if someone reports an employee might be experiencing mental ill health, or if an employee reports it themselves?

  • Having difficult conversations

  • Important Do’s and Don’ts

MODULE 3

Absence Management

  • How to report sickness (e.g. company absence policy)

  • How to communicate with an absent employee suffering with mental ill health and how often?

  • The importance of communicating with an absent employee

  • Return to work meeting and integration

  • Reasonable adjustments

  • Monitoring

MODULE 4

Team Management

  • Understanding the impact of mental ill health on a team

  • How to manage resources during mental ill health absence 

  • Absenteeism vs Presenteeism

  • Cultural change and integration for return

MODULE 5

Tools and Coping Mechanisms for Mental ill Health

  • CBT

  • Talking therapy

  • Medication

  • Support and sign posting

MODULE 6

Malingering

  • Defining malingering

  • What to do if you suspect dishonesty or exaggeration

  • Evidence

  • Investigations and disciplinary processes an overview

MODULE 7

Dealing with Underperformance

  • Recognising the difference between Capability and Conduct

  • When to act or support

  • Performance management process (informal)

  • Company Performance, Disciplinary, Capability policy (formal)

MODULE 8

Legal Obligations

  • Equality Act 2010 and HASAWA 1974

  • Discrimination (s.13,15,19), Harassment (s.26), Victimisation (s.27)

  • Defining disability and reasonable adjustments

  • Assessing substantial adverse effect and test of reasonable practicability

  • Legal case studies and workshop examples

  • Best practice

MODULE 9

Company Performance and Productivity

  • Motivating, developing and retaining staff with mental ill health

  • Importance of mental health management and impact on company performance

  • The purpose and benefit of a diverse workforce

  • Cost benefit analysis of reasonable adjustments vs New costs

MODULE 10

Company Cultural Change

  • Challenging the stigma

  • Top down and bottom up change of mindset for cultural shift

  • Ambassadors, communication, marketing and pledge

  • Mental health policy and procedure

  • Training

  • Data analytics and reporting

 

PACKAGES

4 Popular Packages

We put together what our clients typically ask for, a blend of topics. Some are half day, one day, or two days; and as usual we can tailor to your requirements.

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS FOR ALL

  • Understanding the stigma and destigmatisation

  • Definitions and symptoms of Depression, Anxiety and Stress

  • Acute and Subacute onset

  • Recognising how mental ill health might manifest itself in the workplace

  • How to raise mental ill health in the workplace if you are experiencing it?

  • How to communicate if you suspect a colleague is experiencing mental ill health?

  • Important Do’s and Don’ts

  • Support and sign posting

MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICAL SKILLS FOR MANAGERS

  • Understanding the stigma and destigmatisation

  • Definitions and symptoms of Depression, Anxiety and Stress

  • Acute and Subacute onset

  • Threshold functioning

  • Presenteeism vs Absenteeism

  • Recognising symptoms of mental ill health at work

  • How to communicate if an employee tells you they are suffering with mental ill health?

  • Having difficult conversations

  • Important Do’s and Don’ts

  • Absence management

  • Team management

  • Resources and cultural change

  • Return to work and integration

  • Reducing the risk of frequent short term or long term absence

MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICAL SKILLS, THE LAW & STRATEGY FOR MANAGERS

  • All of the previous plus

  • The Law

  • The Risk

  • Case studies and working examples

  • Reasonable adjustments

  • Statistics

  • Cost benefit analysis

  • Company impact and productivity

  • Purpose of a diverse workforce

  • Cultural change, top to bottom communication, and work life balance

MENTAL HEALTH CULTURE & STRATEGIC CHANGE FOR SENIOR MANAGERS

  • Understanding the stigma and destigmatisation

  • Defining Depression, Anxiety and Stress

  • The Law

  • The Risk

  • Case study

  • Statistics

  • Company impact and productivity

  • Cost benefit analysis

  • Purpose of a diverse workforce

  • Develop Motivate Retain

  • Cultural change, top to bottom communication, marketing, policy and pledge

  • Ambassadors, training, data analytics and reporting

 

PSYCHR understands that there is a personal, organisational, and societal benefit in improving the culture around mental health in the workplace, and so we are committed to helping you achieve the balance between employee wellbeing and commercial productivity.

 

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION

0208 350 9591

 
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