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How to have a Conversation about Mental Health (for Managers) (MHA01)

Engaging in conversations about mental health with employees can sound quite daunting. And in truth, it can be challenging. But with more and more people being diagnosed with mental health conditions, it’s crucial that you try. Mental health conditions can have a serious impact on someone’s ability to carry out day-to-day tasks, including their job.

As a manager, you have a duty of care toward your employees. You need to make sure they’re ok, by creating a supportive and inclusive environment for them to work in. If someone’s struggling with their mental health, they may or may not feel able to talk to you, so you should be on the lookout for the signs. By starting these conversations, you have the power to make a positive impact, cultivating a culture of well-being and supporting those you lead. This course will help.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

• Start a conversation with an employee you think might be struggling
• Describe how you can offer support and what support you should offer
• Define what your duty of care to employees is as a leader when it comes to mental health

Why take this course?

If you’re a manager or in a leadership position with employees reporting to you, you’ll need to do your part to look after their mental health. This course is designed to give you the tools you need to spot the signs of poor mental health, open a conversation about it, and provide the support that staff require if they’re struggling. Doing so is crucial to fostering a culture of care in your workplace.

10 mins | SCORM | Infographic

  • How to have a Conversation about Mental Health (for Managers)
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed