MHR Workshops 2023

Our Mental Health Responsive (MHR) workshops aim to equip managers and team leaders with the skills and tools needed to recognise signs of mental health problems within the respective teams, provide support to those experiencing difficulties, referring people to the organisation’s EAP service, and how to foster a mentally healthy environment within the workplace.

Here are some key components commonly included in our MHR and awareness training sessions:

  • Mental Health Overview: Participants are provided with an overview of common mental health conditions, such as anxiety disorders, depression, and other mental health challenges. They learn about the signs, symptoms, and potential impacts on individuals’ lives.
  • Stigma Reduction: The training addresses the stigma and misconceptions surrounding mental health. It emphasises the importance of empathy, compassion, and non-judgmental attitudes when interacting with individuals who may be struggling.
  • Warning Signs and Risk Factors: Participants learn to recognise warning signs and risk factors associated with mental health challenges. This knowledge enables early identification and intervention to prevent the escalation of mental health issues.
  • Communication and Active Listening: Effective communication skills, including active listening, are taught to facilitate supportive conversations with individuals experiencing mental health problems. This helps participants understand how to offer empathetic responses and connect individuals to appropriate resources.
  • Self-Care and Wellbeing: Participants learn about the importance of self-care and maintaining their own mental wellbeing. Strategies for stress reduction, relaxation techniques, and healthy coping mechanisms are often discussed.
  • Available Resources: Information about available mental health resources, such as helplines, counselling services, and support groups, is provided. Participants are encouraged to share these resources with others who may need assistance.
  • Creating a Supportive Environment: The training focuses on fostering a mentally healthy environment within the workplace. This includes promoting mental health policies, reducing stigma, and implementing supportive practices.
  • Crisis Intervention: Basic crisis intervention techniques are often covered to help participants respond appropriately in emergency situations, such as when someone is experiencing severe distress or having thoughts of self-harm or suicide. We also explain in-detail how to refer someone for counselling, where appropriate, via their Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) service.

To find out a little more about our MHR workshops please visit the Mental Health Responsive page on our main website, or email mhr@lifeandprogress.co.uk for details.

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