We have partnered with UK Finance to create a toolkit for the sector to help normalise conversations around mental health so that everyone can seek support, if appropriate.
“Our research shows the clear link between mental health and talent retention. Employers should act now to identify their organisation’s needs and put the right provision in place to create a healthy culture for staff. Acting early will help to prevent a deepening talent crisis.
“Managers have a clear role to play. They are one of the most influential factors on team culture, people’s wellbeing and business performance. Managers need to feel confident and empowered to drive positive wellbeing across their teams. It is time to give them the training and support they need.
“The cost of living crisis and the threat of recession will put a further strain on employee mental health and may put a further squeeze on the sector’s talent pool. A focus on people’s mental health and wellbeing is more important than ever if businesses are to support their people, boost productivity and maintain their bottom line.”
“Mental wellbeing is a key issue and something UK Finance and the wider banking and finance sector takes very seriously. MHFA England does fantastic work in this area and has set out some important ideas for improving employees’ mental health through greater managerial support and flexibility.
“This is something that isn’t always easy to talk about in the workplace and ensuring more people feel comfortable asking for help and speaking about this issue will really benefit those who are struggling.”
Data from The Workforce Institute at UKG shows that for almost 70% of people, their manager has more impact on their mental health than their therapist or their doctor – and it’s equal to their partner.
With a relatively modest investment in an effective wellbeing strategy, organisations can make a radical change to their workplace culture and profits. The same Deloitte report shows more than a fivefold return on investment for employers, with every £1 spent on staff wellbeing giving an average return of £5.30 in reduced absence, presenteeism, and staff turnover.
By supporting your managers through one of our tailored managers training courses, you can help ensure your people and organisation thrive.
Designed for organisations with 50 managers or more, this package will give your managers flexibility with self-directed learning and can be hosted directly on your own learning management system.
Managers will learn to:
Empower managers to put wellbeing at the heart of their leadership approach with our practical and immersive course. Mental Health Skills for Managers is a four hour course which builds skills in your leaders to feel confident to have mental health conversations as part of their everyday management. It’s available online and face-to-face.
Providing this training to everyone with people management responsibilities will ensure a consistent approach to mental health and wellbeing across teams and departments, promoting healthy performance throughout the whole organisation.
Managers will learn to:
This course is an introduction to understanding what mental health is and how to challenge stigma. Available either online or face-to-face, this half day course is a great place to start building your awareness of mental health.
Managers will gain:
Over the last 15 years, MHFA England has provided consultancy and workplace mental health expertise to over 20,000 organisations, including many in financial services. We have a wealth of experience supporting organisations to develop sustainable mental health and wellbeing strategies, designed to support performance and productivity.
To learn more about any of our flexible training options, get in touch with our workplace mental health experts and share your organisation's requirements.