Stress Awareness

Stress, resilience and mental health training for managers and employees

Stress Awareness

Equip your employees and managers to deal with stress, build personal resilience and support mental health

The much-quoted Thriving at Work report was the result of an independent review requested in January 2017 by the Prime Minister, Theresa May.  The purpose was to look at how employers can better support the mental health of employees.  The report found several issues relating to the ability of UK employees to spot, support and assist with mental health.

According to the report, there are 300,000 people in the UK with a long-term mental health problem who lose their jobs each year.  The cost to employers is estimated to be between £33 billion and £42 billion each year.  Presenteeism, (when individuals come to work but are less productive as a result of their condition) represents over half of this cost.  According to a 2017 Public Health England report, programmes designed to promote better mental health and wellbeing in the workplace can deliver a significant return on investment – £2.37 for every £1 invested for businesses employing 500 people.

For organisations, mental health training for staff and managers makes absolute sense – financially and ethically.

Practical support

Mental health can be considered as a spectrum.  We fluctuate between thriving, struggling and being ill and possibly off work and practical support for employers and their employees should be designed with this in mind.

Research from Business in the Community shows that 76% of line managers believe employee wellbeing is their responsibility, but only 22% say they have received any kind of training on mental health at work.

When asked about what they would find most useful to support the wellbeing of employees, 49% said basic training in common mental health conditions would be a high priority.

Healthy Performance online assessments and training programmes

Recognising the need to address the various stages of the mental health continuum, Healthy Performance has for many years been supporting stress, resilience and mental health in the workplace. Pascal™ is our new product to support these services – a pioneering online audit that has been designed to help organisations gauge levels of pressure and stress like never before.  It is a diagnostic and support tool that sits nicely alongside our successful suite of mental health workshops that offer essential training for employees and managers.

For employees, our suite of workshops includes:

Stress – what is it?, spotting the early warning signs, strategies for managing it, self-care and other support options

Resilience – what is it?, understanding the impact of pressure, 10 ways to build personal resilience, support services

Mental Health – what is it?, recognising the signs, seeking help & support, developing good mental health, talking about mental help and offering help to others

Stress and Resilience – understanding stress & resilience, the impact of pressure on performance and wellbeing, common causes of stress, coping strategies, building personal resilience

And for managers, team leaders and supervisors, we have tailored these training workshops to focus on developing their appreciation of mental health, pressure, stress and resilience; helping them to understand the impact; how to spot the signs and to provide support to others.

Here is some client feedback we’ve received recently.  “Mental Health Awareness is increasingly important these days.  Thanks to the team at Healthy Performance for putting on two days of training and activities to bring everyone up to speed, able to recognise the signs whilst building their own personal resilience and coping mechanisms.  A great two days!” 

If you would like to know more about our training workshops, or would like to receive a FREE TRIAL of our online stress audit, Pascal™, Contact Us via our website, email team@healthyperformance.co.uk or call us on 0800 170 1777.