Mental Health in the Workplace

The programme will enhance the skills of participants in working with those who are experiencing a mental health problem. The workshop aims to strengthen participants’ confidence in tackling conversations in the workplace concerning Mental Health.

The workshop will provide an overview regarding mental health issues in the workplace. It will allow participants to discuss and reflect on common perceptions and misconceptions regarding mental health issues and aim to reduce stress and lost days in the workplace. 

Suitable for: All organisations that wish to promote Positive Mental Health at work. Especially beneficial to Human Resource Staff, Management Staff (all levels), Support Workers, Social Care Workers, Addiction Workers, Family Care Workers, Education and Medical Workers and those who have professional experience dealing with this issue. 

What the training will cover

Awareness of the symptoms and characteristics of common mental health problems.

The experience of mental illness.

Particular mental health issues and common mental health problems in the workplace.

Engaging with the person experiencing mental health problems

The mental health system in Ireland.

Making a referral under the Mental Health Act 2001.

Engaging with the mental health services.

Participants will receive handouts and relevant literature to enable them to develop their understanding of mental health issues in the workplace with clients or colleagues. 

During the workshop participants will have the opportunity to discuss the effects of mental ill-health and how it impacts on the workplace and develop better understandings around assisting/supporting those affected by mental health issues. 

How these skills and approaches could help at work

At the end of the training session participants should be able to:

  • Recognise the signs of common mental health difficulties. 
  • Be able to respond sensitively to the colleague or customer.
  • Have an understanding of the mental health system – specifically with respect to being able to make appropriate referrals.
  • Have an understanding of the role and function of the mental health services in Ireland.
  • Be aware of how mental health services in Ireland are delivered.  

What is involved

Directed learning through presentation

Group discussion and interaction

Practical skills learning through role-play

Suggestions for further learning and reading

Tailoring the training content

As all of our training is bespoke, we will consult you prior to delivery. A review of current practice within your organisation is offered and we will aim to build a programme which meets any identified needs.

The Learning Curve Institute also offers a bespoke post-course support system whereby participants are provided with the contact details of the trainer and can contact them with questions they may have at any point subsequent to the training day.