Home / Resources / Training managers to help put mental health on a par with physical health

Training managers to help put mental health on a par with physical health

In Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement last month, she advised that we have “a historic opportunity to right a wrong, and give people deserving of compassion and support the attention and treatment they deserve. And for all of us to change the way we view mental illness so that striving to improve mental wellbeing is seen as just as natural, positive and good as striving to improve our physical wellbeing.

She went on to highlight the government’s intention “to transform the way we deal with mental illness in this country at every stage of a person’s life: not in our hospitals, but in our classrooms, at work and in our communities”.

Organisations regularly lose talented, valuable employees who experience a mental health issue and, with little support, end up with no alternative but to leave their employment; often at great cost to both the organisation in recruiting and training a replacement, as well as the obvious personal costs to the individual.

One step employers can take to help put mental health on a par with physical health is to book our one day in-house Mental Health Awareness for Managers training course or encourage managers and team leaders to attend our open course version of the course.  We ran this course which received great feedback last November and are running it again in central London on Wednesday 22 March 2017.

Those who have attended this popular course find it enlightening and eye-opening as this feedback illustrates,

A subject that affects so many people at some stage in their life could be helped/assisted with this training. Helping people to be aware of individuals suffering with mental health, talking about it and HOW to assist the individual and team working with mental health.”

Mental Health Awareness Training for Managers


Other comments from delegates who attended our last open course described their day as “Superb” and “Excellent, gave great ideas to tap into“.  To understand the link between mental wellbeing and mental ill health and the impact this can have on performance, view the full course details and find out how to book a place here.


Recent articles on our blog....

A row of well thumbed cream coloured paper folders

Workplace wellbeing resources – some helpful recent additions

May 16, 2024

Our latest collection of external resources to help workplace wellbeing includes guidance and recommendations relating to a range of topics – autism employment, ensuring EDI is for everyone, information sharing in mental health emergencies at work, menopause in the workplace and women at work.

Read More →
Group of people working around a desk beside a cork board with coloured notes

Why we should focus on minimising employee illbeing to aid workplace wellbeing

May 16, 2024

This post begins with some research which concludes that efforts to improve wellbeing at work are directed too narrowly. It then goes on to highlight some courses that can help employers looking to minimise employee illbeing in the workplace. They present opportunities to explore strategies that can enhance a culture of psychological safety and trust.

Read More →
A row of clear clips with yellow heads showing various emoticon faces clipped onto a cork board

Moving more at work for our mental health

May 15, 2024

In line with the theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, we offer some simple suggestions for building movement into our working day.

Read More →



Our purpose is to provide training and consultancy services to enhance resilience, health and wellbeing in the workplace.


Differentiation is one of the most strategic and tactical activities in which companies most constantly engage


It's natural to have questions about training and how it fits with your organisation. Our FAQs can help you find out more.


View case studies for some of the in-house training courses we have delivered to different types of organisations across the UK.