Put wellbeing at the heart of your leadership approach to develop thriving teams with this practical and immersive online course

To create a mentally healthy workplace it is vital to build supportive relationships between managers and team members. This four-hour training course will provide a consistent approach to mental health and wellbeing, promoting healthy performance across the whole organisation.
This evidence-based course is ideal for people managers who want to help create an open culture around mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. The course is available online or face to face. See our ‘Book a course’ section below to view upcoming courses.

Course outcomes

By attending the course, you will learn to:

  • Identify if an employee may be experiencing poor mental health

  • Feel confident having open conversations about mental health with your team members

  • Appropriately signpost to available support and know where to go for support and guidance for yourself

  • Role model good self-care practice, inspiring your teams to look after their own mental health and wellbeing

Benefits of Mental Health Skills for Managers

Managers who are able to support the mental health of their teams will encourage employees to thrive, increasing talent retention and reducing the impact of presenteeism and long-term sickness absence. Providing this training to everyone with people management responsibilities will ensure a consistent approach to mental health and wellbeing across teams and departments. By role modelling good self-care practice, you will inspire others to look after their own mental health and wellbeing.


This course costs £150 plus VAT per learners, or £2,400 for a full course of 16 learners.

  • Four-hour course delivered face-to-face or online

  • Immersive training session, led by an instructor with people management experience

  • Opportunities to practice embedding skills through group activities and discussions to share best practice

  • The course is delivered to a maximum of 16 people to allow for rich discussion


Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A certificate of attendance

  • Knowledge and tools to take care of their own mental health as a manager and empower their teams

  • Digital workbook to use during the course


We strive to create courses and resources that everyone can access. When you book onto a course through the MHFA England® website, please fill in the 'Accessibility requirements' section of the booking form and tell us what you need to access the course venue and materials.

Visit our accessibility page for more information.

Testimonial for Mental Health Skills for Managers

"We wanted our less experienced people managers to feel able to open up conversations about mental health with team members. This course was really helpful in laying down the foundations to give our managers both the skills and the confidence to start these potentially difficult conversations."

MHFA England client

Course structure

  • Mental health spectrum: The importance of knowing your team, knowing yourself, and early warning signs

  • Stress and workplace stressors: The Stress Container and barriers to mental health conversations

  • Preparing for mental health conversations: Including preparing for virtual conversations and managing remotely

  • Mental health conversation cycle: Effective questions, active listening, empathetic responses, supporting, and signposting

  • Wellbeing and stress in the workplace: Using the Stress Container for yourself

  • Commitments to change: What to do next to embed learning

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