Mental Health Awareness Workshop

Gain a greater awareness of mental health and its impact in the workplace.

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Description

Mental ill health is extremely common in New Zealand. In any 12-month period, more than 20% of New Zealanders are likely to experience mental ill health; with 47% of New Zealanders likely to experience mental ill health at some point in their lives. 

There are consequences related to mental ill health for workplaces. For organisations there are costs resulting from increased absenteeism as well as reduced productivity from employees who are working whilst unwell. For employees at any point in time some form of mental health issues may have direct negative consequences on their personal wellbeing and productivity.

This one-day course will give a greater awareness of mental health and its impact in the workplace.  It will look at strategies for improved management of mental health at work.

Who should attend:

The Mental Health Awareness workshop has been designed for all employees to:

  • increase their knowledge about stress, mental health and mental illness
  • help them to feel more confident when supporting colleagues who are stressed or experiencing mental illness
  • develop their understanding about the positive role they can play in promoting and protecting mental health in their workplace

Learning objectives:

The aims of this training are to:

  1. Increase participants’ knowledge about stress, mental health and illness
  2. Help participants feel more confident talking about mental health, including when speaking with colleagues they may be concerned about
  3. Further develop their understanding about how to promote and protect mental health at work
  4. Ensure participants understand how they can enhance their own emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing
  5. Learn effective, practical strategies to strengthen your wellbeing at work and in your life, to enable you to flourish.

Course outline:

Upon completion of this workshop participants will:

  • Have connected with colleagues and leave feeling confident they have some new knowledge and robust skills to take away.
  • Understand mental health and mental illness.
  • Recognise the factors that have either a positive or negative influence on people’s mental health.
  • Be able to identify the causes of work-related stress, when stress turns into signs of something more serious, and know what to do about it.
  • Have engaged in, and initiated, compassionate conversations, when appropriate with colleagues.

Course format:

This workshop is interactive and employs a range of learning styles.  There will be a maximum of 16 participants.

Presenter:

Stephen Kearney

Further details:
If you would like more information about this programme, please contact us on:
Ph: 64 4 463 6556 Email: profdev@vuw.ac.nz

Customised workshops: 
Victoria Professional and Executive Development are able to customise many of our workshops to meet specific individual or organisational requirements. Please contact us for further information.

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