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Mental Health Champions

Mental Health Champions

Mental Health Champions take the lead in developing a supportive culture for wellbeing and mental wellness. Workplace mental health ambassadors are employees who challenge stigma and encourage positive mental health in the organisation and for its workforce. They work alongside your human resources (HR) team to help create a positive mental health culture at their workplace. By understanding mental health and wellbeing, businesses will develop stronger relationships with their employees, improving staff retention levels, morale, and productivity.

Course Overview

Mental ill-health is a growing public health concern. It is essential at both a personal and organisational level to promote and support wellbeing and mental wellness. This programme is essential for equipping people to be champions and ambassadors for Mental Health and Wellbeing within your organisation. Whether for Line Managers, HR or Employee Representatives, it is crucial you have people within your organisation that are equipped to support the health and wellbeing of your people. Having a critical mass that is certain about how to apply your wellbeing policies, understand the support resources that exist and know how to engage someone whose wellbeing may be compromised and crucial in any organisation.

Our Mental Health Champions programme is designed to raise awareness and broaden individuals’ understanding of mental health. This programme provides the right foundations to help create a more engaged, happy and high-performing culture. In this workshop, we will explore how to ask better questions, how best to approach people and how to practically apply these skills in the workplace.

Specifically, this workshop aims to:

  • Create an awareness and understanding of stress and mental health, with a focus on common mental health problems (depression, anxiety and stress)
  • Identify the key factors that contribute to a mentally healthy workplace
  • Recognise the stress and mental health challenges in team members and colleagues – particularly early warning signs
  • Explore mental health as a right and not a luxury – the concept that ‘it is okay not to be okay’
  • Equip participants with the skills to use our I.D.E.A.L.S. framework for how best to approach and advise others
  • Improve participants’ skills and confidence in dealing with mental health and wellbeing issues
  • Effective engagement techniques
  • How to destigmatise mental health in the workplace
  • The importance of empathy and asking good quality questions
  • What to do in cases where there is a significant risk of harm to self or others

How do I know if this workshop is right for me?

If you are passionate about wellbeing. Want to understand more about mental health. Be able to create a positive change in your workplace or contribute towards healthier and more inclusive organisational culture. Then this programme is for you! This programme will give you an extensive understanding of mental health and the most common mental health issues. It will provide you with an in-depth approach on how to best approach and support your colleagues at work. It will gauge your current understanding of your views and knowledge of mental health issues and equip you with essential skills to develop connections and engage in a more meaningful conversation.

The programme

  • Developed by mental health and wellbeing professionals
  • The engaging programme, where you can ask questions and share your views and opinions
  • International Wellbeing Insight Certificate upon completion
  • ILM certification upon completion (additional cost of £80 (ex VAT) applies)
  • Limited places available to encourage maximum engagement and participation

How do I participate?
This can be run online as a series of course modules or as two half-day or one full-day live workshop.


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