Empower managers to put wellbeing at the heart of their leadership approach with this practical and immersive online course

The relationship between managers and their team members is key for the health and wellbeing of the whole organisation. Delivered by workplace mental health experts, this course builds skills in your leaders to feel confident to have mental health conversations as part of their everyday management.

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. 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:

  • Identify if an employee may be experiencing mental health issues

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

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

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

  • Four hour course delivered through the MHFA England Online Learning Hub

  • Immersive live training session, led by an experienced associate Instructor Member

  • Flexible integrated platform gives learners opportunities to practice embedding their skills through group activities and discussions to share best practice

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


Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A certificate of attendance

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

  • Digital workbook to use during the course

  • Digital support resource to help embed ongoing learning and development


£2,400 + VAT for a commissioned cohort of up to 16 people

Contact us

Get in touch with our workplace mental health experts to learn more and to discuss your organisation's requirements:

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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.

The trainer was excellent and for a course that was delivered all online, it was still as interactive as if you were there in person. They kept us engaged with all of us drawing on a shared whiteboard and group work in breakout rooms to role play potential scenarios. We were impressed with how slick the online experience was and appreciated how attentive MHFA England were before the course to understand our needs."

Octopus Energy

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: 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