Line Managers – Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace

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Talence are delighted to announce the dates for the upcoming Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace course, designed for line managers.

The course is delivered over a full day with interactive training, course manuals and covers everything a line manager needs to know to support employees’ mental health in the workplace.

Managers at all levels can benefit from this course and learners will gain an understanding of mental health and the skills and confidence to help implement and maintain a positive working environment.

The course date is 7th May 2021 and delivered online (can be split over two days upon enquiry)


The course content covers:

  • What is mental health?
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • The law relating to mental health in the workplace
  • Why good mental health matters in business
  • The link between stress and poor mental health
  • How to recognise the signs and symptoms of poor mental health
  • Mental health conditions
  • How to talk to employees about mental health issues
  • Keeping in touch during sickness absence
  • Supporting someone back to work
  • Reasonable adjustments
  • Professional help and other supports
  • Self-care


About the trainer:

Joanne Quinn, our trainer, spent most of her career working in recruitment in a number of senior management and director level roles. She understands the pressure that comes with working in recruitment and is passionate about raising mental health awareness and improving wellbeing within the industry.

Joanne supports companies in the design and implementation of positive mental health at work strategies including mental health first aid training; mental health awareness training; workshops; consultancy; and one to one coaching and therapy.

Director Ian Knowlson of Talence says, “We are delighted to offer this course for managers. The global pandemic has resulted in an increasing number of companies needing to address mental health issues in the workplace more than ever before.

“Gaining these particular skills, makes managers more aware and approachable when such issues arise.”

Joanne says, “A company’s most valuable asset is its workforce, which needs taking care of in the same way you would care for any other valuable asset.”

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