We have a reputable history of ensuring our course content is conversant with current thinking & have provided bespoke mental health in the workplace courses for many clients.
Mental Health in the Workplace - awareness training courses tailored to your requirements
We realise that there are occasions where an “off the shelf” course may not provide the best solution to an organisation’s training needs.
Very few of our courses are delivered without some adaptation, for example, we regularly incorporate the organisation's policies into the content, so that delegates are appropriately equipped to support staff presenting with mental health issues using the resources which are already in place.
However, we are also happy to work with you to deliver:
- customised courses where examples/exercises relevant to your organisation can be worked into our standard course content
- a bespoke course designed specifically for your organisation to ensure your training needs are met
- a confidential coaching service provided on a one-to-one basis
Customised Mental Health in the Workplace Training Course for a Manufacturing Company
A manufacturing company planning for a significant restructure were looking to proactively manage risk to health and well-being in the organisation. There were two significant concerns, maintaining production and productivity during times of uncertainty and how to reduce the risk of absenteeism and presenteeism. They put together a health and well-being group and identified several mental health ambassadors in the workplace. Discussions took place to establish the strategic outcomes of the training and to establish the level of knowledge and understanding of the health and well-being group. As a result, a full day Mental Health Awareness course was developed, which included:
- How to develop and implement a mental health and well-being strategy across the organisation, this included facilitated discussion with the group and development of a strategic action plan which included raising awareness of mental health across the organisation.
- Approaches to introduce proactive stress risk assessment to forecast risk and put control measures in place.
- Raising awareness about the role of Mental Health First Aiders within the organisation and how to encourage people to use their skills.
- Ways to maximise the in-house mental health awareness knowledge in order to run mini awareness sessions etc.
This was all discussed in the facilitated discussion and formed part of the implementation plan for the course.
The result was a strategic course which was delivered to a mix of managers, MHFA Aiders and the health and well-being group.
Customised Mental Health in the Workplace Training Course for a Recruitment Company
A Nationwide recruitment company, which had expanded rapidly over a short period, found that many of their consultants were experiencing difficulty in knowing how to react when meeting/interviewing people with mental health issues, including convicted paedophiles. The problems ranged from being apprehensive and afraid they were dealing with 'psychopaths' to the other extreme of getting too involved and giving inappropriate or bad advice that in some cases had resulted in claims against them.
A meeting was held to clarify the required learning outcomes and the level of knowledge of the potential delegates. A half-day course was then designed and implemented that addressed the following two criteria:
- Demystifying ‘mental illness’ including raised awareness of the signs and symptoms of the mental health conditions the consultants were most likely to encounter.
- The use of scenarios and role-play to prepare delegates for interacting with individuals with a mental health condition of which they had prior knowledge.
If you would like to discuss possible mental health awareness training solutions for your organisation, please contact us for an informal discussion as to how we can help.
Related Training Courses
As managers play a key role in supporting their team members’ physical and mental health, this 1-day course endorses the importance of workplace mental health and equips managers with the basic knowledge essential to supporting a mental health diagnosis.
As basic training for all in mental health awareness is considered good practice, this 1-day course is suitable for anyone working in a team environment. Focusing on the most common mental health problems, the training includes recognising signs and symptoms and advice on practical strategies to support others.
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Please get in touch with us if you have any questions. We are always happy to talk about our courses and help you to work out the best match for your requirements.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
"The quality of the training has been fantastic and our employees are really engaging with the trainer and getting something out of it. Also In Equilibrium makes the whole process very easy to arrange."
"We wanted to provide a course that taught useful and practical coping strategies that our members could put into place straight away. In Equilibrium’s experience showed us that they could provide this, and they tailored the course perfectly."
"In-Equilibrium recently presented Mental Health Awareness to Managers in all of our area offices. The training was really well received and all of the trainers were praised for their in-depth knowledge and understanding."
"The training was very well received by staff who now all intend to implement the session’s practical tips and techniques into their existing roles. A large proportion of the staff rated the facilitator and their delivery as excellent and their only recommendation was for a further and longer session!"
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