Course overview

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.