Developing mental health awareness amongst employees has been identified as one of six ‘mental health core standards’ in the government-commissioned Thriving at work review by Dennis Stevenson and Paul Farmer.

The review concluded that providing the right training to employees equipped them with the knowledge to take care of themselves and those around them. This has positive implications on productivity and performance through potential reductions in absence, decreased staff turnover and less ‘presenteeism’.

The training covers the following topics:
  • What is mental health?
  • Factors that influence mental health
  • Taking care of yourself and others
  • Responding to signs and symptoms of mental ill-health
  • Starting a conversation about mental health
  • Support for people experiencing mental ill-health

The course will focus on: 

  • Improving understanding of:
    • Mental health & stress
    • How to take care of yourself and others 
  • Improving confidence in:
    • Identifying the signs, symptoms, causes of poor mental health
    • Supporting your direct reports who are experiencing poor mental health
    • Discussing mental health with employees
    • Proactively managing mental health related absence and return to work

Objectives of the training

This training has been designed by rail industry clinical psychologists and covers psychosocial risk factors experienced by the workforce, grounded in rail specific content. 

Who should attend?

Anyone who is interested in improving their understanding of mental health.

2020 course dates

  • To be confirmed

If you would like RSSB to deliver a bespoke training course at a location of choice, please email us with as much information as you can and we will contact you to discuss your exact requirements.

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