Managing Mental Health Online Training

  • Explains why promoting positive mental health among employees is beneficial to organisations.
  • Describes the role line managers play in creating conditions that support and encourage good mental health among their team.
  • Outlines how line managers can recognise signs of common mental illnesses and how they can support staff who might be experiencing problems with their mental health.
  • Summarises how equality legislation relates to mental health.

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Description

The EssentialSkillz Managing Mental Health eLearning course follows on from the Mental Health Awareness course and aims to equip line managers with the skills necessary to support their team’s mental health. Line managers interact and observe their team members daily. Therefore, they are well placed to notice and intervene if an employee is struggling with their mental health. The course reviews key content from the Mental Health Awareness eLearning course, for example, the mental health continuum and the management standards model, but expands further on how organisations can develop plans and policies that promote positive mental health among employees and the vital role line managers have. The course also shows that traits associated with effective line management can contribute to the positive mental health of their team members.

Realistic case studies are used to give an insight into the signs and symptoms of the most common mental illnesses. An extended scenario demonstrates how a line manager could approach a conversation with a team member about their mental health and what support they can provide. In many cases, mental health is covered by equality legislation, which places a legal obligation on organisations and line managers. The course describes how line managers and organisations can comply with the law and promote equality in the workplace.

Like all EssentialSkillz courses, this Managing Mental Health course can be customised to meet your needs. This enables your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures you have developed for your organisation. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation that may be in place, all at no extra cost.

Course Details

Certification

On successful completion of the test, users can download and print a certificate.

Duration

The course lasts approximately 55 minutes.

Test

Users are required to take a final test consisting of 10 default questions. The default pass mark is 70%

The course administrator within your organisation can:

  • Change the pass mark
  • Implement the random test question feature which selects 10 questions from a bank of 20.
  • Can specify that more than 10 questions must be answered (up to the full bank of 20 questions)

Target Audience

This course is suitable for managers, supervisors, and team leaders.

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