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.”
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.
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