08 September 2020, 09:45 -
Businesses have been developing an active interest in mental health in the workplace for some time.
However, increased awareness on well-being is not on its own sufficient to address challenges presented by employees experiencing serious mental ill-health problems.
This has never been more relevant than in recent months, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown.
Employers need to be prepared to deal with psychological difficulties and, in some cases, serious mental health problems that employees may have endured during the lockdown, as well as coping with anxieties about returning to work in the office, workforce restructuring and possible redundancies.
HR and senior managers in particular face the challenge of how to navigate and manage the complexities of clinical problems, duty of care, legal expectations, organisational and emotional challenges and business pressures.
Managing this effectively protects businesses from costly disciplinary and performance processes, potential legal challenges and brand and reputational damage.
We specifically designed the Mental Health Responder Plus to equip HR and managers to respond to these challenges and strengthen essential skills for the development of effective strategies for the management of mental health in the workplace.
The course is delivered by consultant psychiatrists from Grespi, a medically-led occupational mental health service provider, and employment lawyers from CMS.
Whilst social distancing restrictions remain in place, the course will take place online over half a day.
We are aiming at keeping the number of delegates on the course to under 15 to enable open and constructive discussion.
The fee for the online MHR Plus course is £500.00 plus VAT per delegate.