Mental Wellbeing for Line Managers
Poor mental health is one of the leading causes of long-term sickness absence in the rail industry. This can be costly to employees’ wellbeing and the business. Providing line managers with access to high quality training on mental health in the workplace equips them with the knowledge and confidence to identify those struggling and to know what support to offer.
This course covers preventative measures to keep teams performing well, and practical proactive measures for line managers when supporting a direct report experiencing mental ill-health. This knowledge can be applied in practical day-to-day management and is compliant with local human resource and occupational health processes. You will learn how to discuss mental health, and proactively manage mental-health-related absences and return to work.
The course was developed through rail industry research on effective mental health training for line managers. It has been designed by rail industry clinical psychologists and covers psychosocial risk factors experienced by the workforce, grounded in rail specific content.
This course is delivered as face-to-face over one day or remotely over three days.
- Increasing understanding of mental health and stress
- Why it is important to address mental health concerns in the workplace
- How to nurture mentally healthy teams
- How to manage workplace risks
- Identifying the signs, symptoms and causes of poor mental health
- Supporting direct reports who are experiencing poor mental health
- Discussing mental health with employees
- Proactively managing mental-health-related absence and return to work.
Who should attend?This course is for all employees working at a management level.
- RSSB Member and Affiliate: £330 (£396 including 20% UK VAT)
- RSSB Non—Member: £660 (£792 including 20% UK VAT)
Course dates and booking
Learning hours: 09:30-16:30
Learning hours: 09:30-11:30 each day
Course Dates: 10. 11 and 12 October 2023
Joana Faustino, Senior Work PsychologistJoana is a Chartered Psychologist with 10 years’ experience, including direct mental health support to frontline rail workers. She is the senior work psychologist for RSSB and currently leads mental wellbeing for the rail industry.
We recognise that every organisation is different, so we work directly with organisations to develop bespoke courses. This course can be developed in a modular format to allow for flexible remote delivery to suit your needs. The modular approach will also allow for time between modules to apply the learning and reflect with colleagues and trainers.
If you would like to discuss a bespoke training course, remotely or at a location of your choice, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will contact you and discuss your requirements to understand how we can tailor the course for your target audience.
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Wellbeing Champions Training
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