Mental Health in the Workplace – A free introductory session

28th September 2017

8.00 – 9.30am  Services for Education, Holt Court, Aston Science Park

An introductory briefing for Headteachers and Senior Leaders

  • Do you feel confident and equipped to talk about mental health with your staff?
  • Do you want to create a climate where mental illness is destigmatised?
  • Do you want your school to be organisation that understands, manages and promotes mental health as an integral part of working life?

We all talk about physical health. Every half marathon is celebrated, and how a cough won’t shift is discussed at length.  However some subjects are not discussed and they usually involve our minds.

Mental health is a key determinant of the workplace environment as it affects employee retention and team relationships, and every year mental health issues will affect around one in four of us.

Teaching is considered to be one of the most stressful professions to work in in the UK

  • 6 in 10 teachers say their job has impacted on their mental health in the last 12months
  • 1 in 10 teachers say they have been prescribed  anti-depressant drugs to cope with the pressure of their job (NASUWT)
  • 88% of all staff working in education have suffered from stress (Education Support Partnership)

And all of this can be compounded by

61% of employers respond reactively rather than proactively to mental ill health

 “The only way to deal with mental health issues is to normalise it……and to have these conversations in the workplace” Dr Michael Holland – South London and Maudsley NHS

Services for Education is pleased to be working in partnership with Mental Health at Work to deliver practical and skills based mental health training.

This 90 minute introduction will present an outline of what is covered in the full training, details of whole school follow up sessions and describe a delivery model suitable for MATs, School Consortia, Teaching Alliances as well as individual schools.

The full training will equip senior leaders to have conversations about mental health, reduce stigma by increasing awareness, understand and comply with the Equality Act 2010.

Schools that have already had the full training:

  • ‘A fantastic day that will kickstart a focus on this for whole school development.’
  • ‘Very thought-provoking – Thank you!’
  • ‘Excellent presentation’
  • 100% would recommend the course to others.

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