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Online Course: Mental Health Awareness for Managers

Tuesday 1 June 2021, 9.30 – 1.00 pm. 

How do we look after our staff in these challenging times, whilst also looking after ourselves?

About this course

'Same storm, different boats'

This half-day course will explore the importance of looking after our own mental wellbeing as a starting point for supporting our staff. We will also explore how you might effectively respond to someone experiencing distress or mental health difficulties. You will gain an understanding of common mental health challenges, and explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us to adapt to manage our teams in an effective and compassionate way. 

Course objectives

  • Appreciate the importance of your own wellbeing in being an effective manager of people
  • Develop your understanding of common mental health difficulties
  • Explore some tools to help you support team members with their mental health
  • Understand when further help might be needed
  • Build your skills and confidence to respond positively to the individuality and issues of diversity within mental health
  • Consider the impact of lockdown and how to adapt the support offered
  • Access some new resources

About the Trainer

Claire Edwards
Claire has over thirty years working in the commercial and third sectors. She is a qualified trainer, facilitator and coach. She is an accredited Action Learning Facilitator and a qualified counsellor. Freelance for over ten years, Claire was previously the Director of a voluntary organisation and a manager in retail.

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