How to Talk About Mental Health
Thursday 15th September , 10:00 – 12:00
Are you seeing higher levels of absenteeism in your team? Are you noticing that mental ill health seems to be affecting people more and more? Do you want to be able to offer more empathy and support to your team but are unsure about how to start a conversation about mental health?
You are not alone. Having conversations about mental health can be daunting – not knowing what to say or if you will say the wrong thing. Our 2-hour webinar will help give you the confidence to start the conversation, listen without judgement and help support the individual going forward.
By the end of this webinar, you will be able to:
- Recognise when to start a conversation with one of your team about their mental health
- Make the person feel heard and supported
- Use a variety of tools to aid your conversation
This course will include the following:
- Looking out for the signs of mental ill health
- Starting the conversation
- Actively listening without judgement
- Providing information and support
- Closing the conversation with next steps
- Useful tools to aid the conversation
- Looking after yourself
As this session is a webinar, delegate mics and cameras will be off so you can rest assured, we won’t see you in your ‘comfy’ hoodie working from home or hear your colleague in the background! However, to get the best experience we kindly ask that delegates;
- Join the session on time and stay until the end
- Join on a laptop, computer, or tablet with a big enough screen to see content on slides
- Have a notepad and pen to note down those ‘aha’ moments and ideas
- Use the chat function to introduce themselves and interact with the content
- Eliminate any distractions – pet snuggles aside!
If webinars aren’t your thing and you would prefer more on camera or face-to-face interaction, then have a look at our on-demand health and wellbeing training modules. These provide more in-depth learning on each topic.
We will provide you with a PDF of the webinar slides, copies of the conversation tools and Annie’s book recommendations during the session!
Annie is a CIPD accredited learning and development specialist, and an MHFA England accredited mental health first aid instructor.