Training Courses: Mental Health in the Workplace

The Government's Department of Health advises that one in four of us will experience mental ill health at some point in our lives. It is therefore important that employers and their staff take steps to promote positive mental health and support those experiencing mental ill health.

Mental ill health costs UK employers an estimated £34.9 billion each year (MHFAEngland, 2017).  Simple steps to improve the management of mental health in the workplace will allow employers to save money. It is long proven that happier people are more engaged and more productive. Managing emotional resilience within the workforce through awareness training of employees and managers will not only assist in maintaining employees but also help provide a healthy business.

Cordell Health can offer management training delivered by our Mental Resilience Trainer, Sue Bedford. Sue has a degree in nursing and a post graduate degree in occupational health. With over 20 years’ in the nursing profession and a specialist in mental wellbeing, stress management and emotional resilience, Sue brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the training. 

The support people receive from employers is key in determining how well and how quickly they are able to get back to peak performance. Standing by people when they experience a mental health problem is not only about keeping hold of a valuable staff member - it also sends a message about your organisation’s values. All employees need to see that their organisation lives its values and treats its people well. Trust and integrity are key drivers of engagement and organisations that support staff reap the benefits in terms of loyalty and commitment from all employees. We all have mental health - it moves up and down a spectrum from good to poor and it’s affected by a range of factors both in and outside of work. Starting a conversation about it doesn’t have to be difficult - we can show you how to effectively support your staff and increase employee engagement, motivation and productivity.

Read through our upcoming courses below…

Wednesday 31st October to Thursday 1st November 2018

Mental Health First Aid England

Adult Two Day Course 

£195 + VAT

09.00 to 17.00

Location: Cordell Health Ltd, Osprey House, Ivanhoe Road, Finchampstead, Wokingham, RG40 4QQ

Qualifies delegates as a Mental Health First Aider, MHFA Manual provided, certificate awarded for successful completion. This is the internationally recognised, licensed training course in association with Mental Health First Aid England. Their goal is to have 1 in 10 people trained in the workplace in Mental Health First Aid skills.

  • An in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing

  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues

  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress

  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening

  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support - whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix

Monday 5th November 2018

Mental Health One Day Workshop

£80 + VAT

09.00 to 17.00

Location: Cordell Health Ltd, Osprey House, Ivanhoe Road, Finchampstead, Wokingham, RG40 4QQ

For those short on time, this is a Cordell Health workshop designed for mental health and wellbeing ‘champions’ within the workplace. The workshop gives an overview of the most common mental health conditions, what signs and symptoms to look out for and how to offer support at work. Evidence-based self-care techniques form a core component of the training  and how to ‘spread the word’ and promote wellbeing. Throughout the day, any of those with line management responsibility are provided with information to help them support their direct reports.

  • Overview of the most common mental health conditions – stress, anxiety and depression 

  • A discussion on risk factors and triggers plus preventative measures

  • Signs and symptoms to look out for

  • How and when to intervene, a brief discussion on crisis intervention for suicide prevention

  • Evidence-based treatments, self-care techniques and support from the wider network

  • Supporting someone with a mental health condition in the workplace – keeping them at work / supporting a return to work following absence

  • Summary of managers’ legal responsibilities

To book a training course, please complete the form below or contact Keri Williams on 0118 207 6190 or email to

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