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Mental Health Awareness
Wednesday, 3 December 2014 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm£399.00
There tends to be great variation in the level of awareness of mental health issues within workplaces. HR and Managers need to be able to recognise and understand some of the most common signs and symptoms of mental health conditions within the workplace to enable compliance of the 2010 Equalities Act. A workplace that is positive about mental health supports the wellbeing of all employees, and encourages openness about mental health problems. Many organisations lose the skills and experience of capable employees who feel they have no choice but to choose between a deterioration of their mental health or leaving their employment. This course raises awareness of the most common mental health disorders, enabling delegates to recognise some of the associated signs, symptoms and behaviours and learn the most effective ways of managing a member of staff with either a suspected or diagnosed mental health condition. This course also raises awareness of the stress response and how it impacts on mental health.
Five key things you will learn on this course:
- Understand the stigma that surrounds mental health
- Appreciate the key areas of legislation and the impact on businesses, including the implications of the Equality Act 2010 and the duty to make reasonable adjustments in the workplace
- Improve your understanding of the way stress impacts on mental health
- Recognise and understand some of the most common signs, symptoms and behaviours of mental health conditions within the workplace
- Gain the confidence to deal sensitively with colleagues who may be experiencing mental health problems
This course is for you if you are…
- An HR or Wellbeing professional
This training day will run from 9:30 – 16.30. Lunch and refreshments will be provided during the break.
Refresh your understanding of acute and chronic stress and its relationship to mental health
16 mental health illnesses and conditions
Signs, symptoms, causes and interventions
Treatments and medication
Key skills and useful techniques
Mental health and the law
Wellbeing and Stress Management Consultant
Ann is an experienced and highly successful scientist, educationalist, speaker, writer, trainer, coach and therapist. She specialises in developing positive and resilient work cultures in organisations through effective performance and wellbeing strategies. An employee wellbeing expert, her post-graduate published research in immunology has given her great insight into the recently publicised topic of psycho-neuro-immunology which explores and explains the interactions and impact of stress, wellbeing, mental toughness, optimism and resilience. In her book, Stress Gremlins (2005), Ann demystifies the word ‘stress’ and takes a down to earth approach to dealing with life’s everyday hassles, offering new insights into managing stress and a dynamic approach to tackling the challenges on a much broader, accessible scale.
Ann was a research scientist for ten years and, after teaching, began working as a coach and therapist in 1998. Since then she has built a wealth of experience as a consultant and has become a highly sought after speaker and chair for conferences, including chairing the Symposium Wellbeing and Stress Summit for the last five years. Her extensive work delivering training now includes two new and exciting Symposium workshops on mental health awareness and personal and organisational wellbeing and resilience.
Ann is the current vice-president and former chair of the International Stress Management Association (ISMA), a visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster and a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Institute of Biology. She holds a BSc in biology and MSc in immunology from the University of Edinburgh, both with honours, and is an associate member of the Royal College of Pathology.
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