Mental Health Problems in the Workplace
What you'll learn
- More fully understand the nature and impact of mental health problems
- Appreciate the need for workplaces to be sensitive to the needs of people with mental health problems
- Be better equipped to recognize and respond to mental health problems
- Be more confident in addressing mental health problems in the workplace
- All that you need is a desire to learn more about mental health problems in the workplace.
Mental health problems of various kinds are very common in our society, although many people – and organizations – prefer to pretend that they do not exist. In this course introduced by wellbeing expert Dr Neil Thompson, mental health expert Dr Suki Desai explains the significance of mental health issues and clarifies why workplaces need to take them seriously. This fits very well with the current fully justified emphasis on the importance of mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.
Mental health issues are complex and can prove quite challenging. This can lead to many people backing away from such challenges and hoping to avoid them. This course will help to avoid this by playing a part in boosting confidence.
Unfortunately, mental health issues are also characterized by a significant degree of stigma, despite such problems being very common across the general population. Organizations that are genuinely committed to employee wellness will need to get past that stigma and offer working conditions that are supportive of good mental health, rather than a source of mental health difficulties (for example, through stress). This course can play a part in providing the basis of understanding necessary to move in that direction.
Ignoring mental health problems or dealing with them in an uninformed way can be quite dangerous.
Who this course is for:
- Managers and HR professionals across all sectors, plus employees wishing to be supportive of colleagues experiencing mental health difficulties
Dr Neil Thompson is a highly experienced tutor and trainer. He is highly respected for his ability to explain complex ideas clearly and effectively. His gentle voice and unhurried approach are widely appreciated by online learners as will as attendees at his conferences and workshops.
He is an independent writer, educator and adviser based in Wales. He is also a visiting professor at the Open University in the UK.. He is a well-published author with over 200 publications to his name, including over 40 books, several of which are bestsellers. He has been a speaker at conferences in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Norway, the Netherlands, Greece, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Hong Kong, India, the United States, Canada and Australia.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Higher Education Academy and the Royal Society of Arts, and a member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement. He was formerly the editor of the US-based international journal, Illness, Crisis & Loss and now edits the free e-zine, THE humansolutions BULLETIN. His main interests are in the field of well-being: equality and diversity; conflict management; stress; loss, grief and trauma; and reflective practice. He is a sought-after conference speaker, consultant and facilitator.
He also works with Vigoroom UK, a sophisticated employee wellness platform geared towards promoting healthier, happier and more productive workplaces.