Think Talk Act - workplace mental health and wellbeing training for staff and managers

“A colleague you’ve worked with for some time lately and frequently appears angry, agitated, even hostile. She is withdrawn and snaps at anyone who tries to talk with her. Recently, she has been arriving late, looks dishevelled and even physically unwell. What is your reaction? What will you do?”

The University is running workshops for staff and managers to help them develop crucial and highly valuable skills they need to create a positive work environment.

The face-to-face training gives staff practical strategies to confidently respond to difficult situations, assist colleagues under stress and understand the impact of change. It helps staff understand the vital role they play in helping others bounce back quickly and engage in constructive interactions even when under pressure.

The University has accessed funding to finance this mental health in the workplace initiative. Training will be delivered on campus by Dr Chris Stevens, psychologist, CommuniCorp Group.

The training is delivered as a half day workshop for staff or a full day workshop for managers:

You can join a workshop or arrange a workshop for your faculty/unit. For more information or expressions of interest email Fiona Wolfenden or Julia Cohen

Workplace Mental Health and Wellbeing and Intervention Program for staff

Half day (3.5 hours) workshop

  • The importance of workplace mental health and workplace wellbeing
  • Common workplace mental health issues (depression, suicide, anxiety and trauma)
  • Recognition and practical intervention strategies
  • Accessing available support and emergency contact information
  • Case studies and additional resources

Pre and post course evaluations are included in the course.

Workplace Mental Health and Wellbeing and Intervention Program for managers

Full day workshop for managers - two x 3.5 hours sessions

This course may also be applicable to staff who do not currently manage others directly, especially if developing these skills are part of your PM&D. Please contact Fiona Wolfenden for more information.

Part 1

  • The importance of workplace mental health and workplace wellbeing
  • The role of the manager – what to do and what not to do
  • Common workplace mental health issues
    (depression, suicide, anxiety and trauma)
  • Recognition and practical intervention strategies
  • Managerial case studies

Part 2 - Part 1 is a pre-requisite

  • Recognition and practical intervention strategies
  • Accessing available support and emergency
  • Contact information
  • Return to work issues
  • Managerial case studies and role plays
  • Additional resources

Pre and post course evaluations are included in the course.