Courses Held at Centaur

Mental Health in the Workplace for Managers

£75 + VAT


  • Overview of aims and objectives
  • Introductions – including asking each participant what they would like to gain from the session
  • A mental health awareness quiz (with a particular focus on employment/work matters)
  • Overview of mental health & work – financial costs, workplace culture, government initiatives
  • What is mental ill health? This provides an overview of what is meant and not meant by the term ‘mental health’. Link with stress.
  • Presentation, discussion and group exercise looking at anxiety, depression & bi-polar disorder (including treatment and recovery)
  • (We can include presentation, discussion about severe mental health conditions such as psychosis and schizophrenia (including treatment and recovery) if required)
  • Identifying signs in the workplace
  • Having conversations about mental health & how to respond to distress
  • Case studies – explored through group and wider discussion which links in to the themes of supporting presence in work and managing absence
  • Signposts to further support
  • Review, evaluation form & handouts
  • Availability to be contacted by participants for information and advice after the courses for an unlimited time

Programme outline

This workshop focuses on practice, not policies. Particularly suitable for line managers, HR and Occupational Health specialists, business owners and directors, trade union and staff representatives – especially those with little or no knowledge of mental health conditions. This 3-hour workshop (which will include a short break) covers

  • Stress, anxiety & depression, bi-polar disorder
  • Talking with staff about mental health
  • Supporting staff in work and managing absence

Programme duration – 3 hours


1) To improve understanding of mental health conditions
2) To improve understanding of national guidelines / best practice for supporting staff experiencing mental health conditions
3) To reflect on your organisation’s practice