Mental ill-health is responsible for 30%-50% of all long-term sickness absence and disability amongst the working population in the UK. Around 20% of the working age population suffer from some form of mental illness which is estimated to cost employers in the UK around £30billion per annum. It is also likely that around half of us will suffer from a period of poor mental health at some point in our lives.
This course will encourage delegates to consider their approach to mental health and how they can support a move to a collaborative and supportive culture in the workplace which removes the stigma often attached to mental ill-health.
Who is it for?
Anyone who has a responsibility to manage others.
What will the session cover?
- The legal framework and the employers responsibilities
- How to support employees who may be suffering from mental ill-health
- What the term “mental ill-health” covers
- How to consider situations on a case by case basis
- Early intervention steps you could take
Benefits of attending - You will be able to:
- Understand the issues affecting your employees and consider appropriate support
- Intervene early when required
- Recognise factors within your establishment which may be impacting on your employee’s mental health
- Consider appropriate workplace strategies which may reduce absenteeism as a result of mental ill-health
Please check our scheduled course dates here. If you can't find a suitable date or would like to find out about bespoke and in-house courses, please contact us by email at Training-Education@capita.co.uk or on 08712 307 899 to discuss your requirements.