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Workplace Mental Health Champions

Workplace Mental Health Champions
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Advanced:   1 x 8 hours (can be delivered over several shorter sessions, as needed)

Group Size:  5 - 16

Audience:    All employees


Our new CMHA Champions Advanced course has been designed to connect to your existing MHFAider community, complementing their skills and knowledge, as well as giving you the ability to continue to implement your plans for further roll out of this training and growing your community in new parts of the business.

The content is focused on workplace mental health with an emphasis on practical skills development. There are no deep dives into individual mental health diagnoses, which are unnecessary for workplace support.

There is no self-guided learning element to the course. All course materials are in electronic format, eliminating the need for shipping and distributing hard copy materials. It also allows us to easily bespoke, update and adapt the course materials for different cultures and as new changes and developments occur in the mental health space.

Course outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognise the symptoms of mental ill health
  • Provide initial help
  • Guide the person towards appropriate professional help
  • Be mindful of their own wellbeing
  • Challenge stigma and discrimination
  • Utilise simple yet effective skills to support and nurture their own mental health and wellbeing
  • Create a plan to actively champion the workplace mental health agenda to support the wider organisational strategy
  • Provide initial help in a crisis
  • Champion internal support and resources and direct colleagues appropriately

Course content

  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of a range of mental health issues
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress using the CMHA Framework for conversations about mental health
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as active, non-judgmental listening
  • Crisis response – virtually and in person
  • An understanding of how to keep themselves safe while performing their duties
  • Practice into action – multiple case study activities and listening exercises
  • Internal resources – where to access support for themselves and direct colleagues
  • Exploring role as Advocates/Ambassadors/Champions in setting the tone/challenging stigma
  • Reflections and next steps
  • Action planning - themselves, supporting colleagues.

Contact us  to book and for more details about the course.

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