Mental Health is the leading cause of long term sickness absence for employers with over 15.4 million working days lost and over 595,000 workers reporting work related stress, anxiety or depression. The longer someone stays off work the less likely they are to return. Employers are unsure of what to say or what to do and Managers do not know how to, or cannot afford to make adjustments.
As part of Barnsley Councils Be Well@Work programme Mental Health Awareness for Managers Training is being offered to businesses to help Managers have a greater understanding of mental health issues in the workplace and how they can better support their staff. The training will be delivered by Working Win.
The training will cover the following ;
What is mental health
Recognising the signs and symptoms of mental ill health
How to have a positive conversation about mental health with colleague
Learning what tools/resources can help in your workplace
The training is aimed at Managers/Supervisors who have responsibility for staff wellbeing and recruitment.