Mental Health Awareness for Managers

Key Legislation

Safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of employees

The interconnection between physical and mental health

Why This Course Is Essential

Knowledge is the key to a safer future!

Welcome to the crucial and insightful course on “The Mental Health Awareness for Managers course” a course designed for every sector and every industry.

This course is designed to provide essential knowledge and skills for employees at all levels, from foremen and site managers to supervisors, junior and senior managers, safety professionals, and C-suite executives, this course offers invaluable insights and practical strategies to foster a supportive and productive work environment.

The importance of mental health awareness in the workplace cannot be overstated. With an increasing recognition of the impact of mental health on overall productivity, employee engagement, and corporate culture, managers play a pivotal role in identifying, supporting, and managing mental health issues among their teams. This course underscores the necessity of understanding mental health not as a personal issue but as a critical business concern that affects the bottom line and overall workplace harmony.

Subjects Covered

The Mental Health Awareness for Managers course covers a wide range of topics essential for effective management and support of mental health in the workplace. These include:

  • Understanding mental health and its impact on the workplace.
  • Recognizing common mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression, stress, and more serious conditions like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
  • Strategies for promoting mental well-being and preventing mental health issues.
  • Techniques for initiating sensitive conversations about mental health and providing support to employees in need.
  • Navigating the complexities of sickness absence and return-to-work plans for employees facing mental health challenges.
  • Compliance with UK regulations and the importance of creating a legally compliant and supportive work environment.

Benefits to Companies

Companies that invest in mental health awareness training for their managers reap numerous benefits, including reduced absenteeism, higher employee engagement, improved productivity, and a positive corporate image. By equipping managers with the skills to support mental health, organizations foster a culture of openness and support, reducing stigma and encouraging employees to seek help when needed. This proactive approach to mental health can also lead to significant cost savings by preventing mental health issues from escalating into more serious problems that impact performance and lead to long-term absence.

Empowerment and Compliance

This course empowers managers to understand the importance of mental health awareness and equips them with practical tools and knowledge to support their teams effectively. It also ensures that managers are well-versed in UK regulations surrounding workplace mental health, helping companies stay compliant and avoid legal issues. Understanding these regulations is essential for creating a work environment that supports mental health and wellbeing while meeting legal obligations.

Knowledge Benefits to Employees

By participating in this course, managers gain the knowledge to identify early signs of mental health issues, provide appropriate support, and implement preventive measures. This knowledge benefits employees by creating a safer, more supportive work environment where they feel valued and understood. It also promotes early intervention, which can prevent mental health issues from worsening.

Benefits to Individual Learners

Individual learners who complete this course enhance their leadership and management skills, making them more effective and compassionate leaders. The course offers personal growth opportunities, improving managers’ ability to communicate, empathize, and support others. These skills not only enhance job performance but also open doors to employment and advancement opportunities, as organizations increasingly recognize the importance of mental health awareness in leadership roles.

Reducing Carbon Footprint

The Safetyman Academy is committed to sustainability and reducing the environmental impact of training programs. By offering the Mental Health Awareness for Managers course online, we eliminate the need for traditional classroom-based training, along with the associated travel and accommodation carbon footprint. This approach aligns with our commitment to helping companies and individuals reduce their environmental impact while still receiving top-notch training.

The Mental Health Awareness for Managers course is an essential investment for any organization looking to enhance workplace well-being, improve productivity, and ensure compliance with UK regulations. It empowers managers with the knowledge and skills to make a real difference in their employees’ lives, benefiting the individual, the organization, and society at large.

In less than eight hours, this course helps provide the skills and competencies necessary to identify and mitigate the hazards and pitfalls of failing to implement a mental health awareness program for managers, effectively manage and promote a culture of inclusion in the your chosen business. By the end of the course, participants will have the knowledge and tools to create a safer working environment, protect themselves and their colleagues, and contribute to the overall success of inclusive workplaces.

Who the course is for

This course is designed for all workers, from the new hire forepersons to the CEO in every sector and industry who are responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of employees. It is also suitable for individuals seeking to enhance their knowledge of mental heath awareness in the workplace. 

Why it works

  • Minimal disruption to the working day – the course takes only a day
  • Designed for anyone, in any sector, worldwide
  • Provides the knowledge and tools required to identify roles and responsibilities in your workplace environment.
  • High-impact programme
  • Efficient and effective learning – multiple topics are covered in a single, self-contained course.

The business benefits

Participants will have the knowledge and tools to create a safer working environment, protect themselves and their colleagues, and contribute to the overall success of the business and enhance your wellbeing:

  • Minimise risk of an incident.
  • Improve your safety culture
  • Develop staff roles in critical point controls.
  • Achieve an internationally recognised and respected certification for staff
  • Enhance your reputation within your industry.

Your benefits

By taking this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand your own responsibilities for mental health support
  • Identify and report on potential hazards
  • Assess workplace safety levels
  • Comply with the OSHA and international standards

The average time needed to complete the course is 8 hours and the minimum pass mark for the exam is 70% and we recommend the course is taking every 2 years.

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Who benefits From This Course

Everyone! mental health is a serious risk to our lives, homes and businesses.

The world is changing quickly and businesses need employees with training, knowledge and skills in order to be competitive.

People who continually develop their professional skills or pursue higher education and training, are placing themselves at the forefront for career advancement opportunities in their future.

By giving yourself or your employees, the knowledge to perform your role safely at work, you will stay safe at work and go home safe, which makes the rest and play time in life, far more rewarding, whatever it is you love to do.


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Course Includes

  • 31 Lessons
  • 1 Test
  • Course Certificate