Mental health problems can affect anyone, so we all need to learn more about the common mental health conditions, and how to help people recover from mental illness.
These sessions explore the common issues that can affect our minds, and how to discuss mental ill-health in an appropriate way. Learn more about the main mental health conditions, how to spot signs and symptoms, and how to support people while respecting boundaries and privacy. They cover all the core elements of basic mental health awareness training, all with an accessible, Mindapples flavour.
Understand mental health
60-minute workshop or webinar
Suitable for: all staff, mental health champions, MHFAs
Understanding mental health and being aware of the common mental health problems can help us manage our minds better and be more supportive to other people in need. Explore the common issues that can affect our minds, and how to discuss mental ill-health in an appropriate way. Learn more about the main mental health conditions, how to spot signs and symptoms, and how to be a supportive colleague.
You don’t need to provide expert care, just focus on understanding conditions, giving practical support with issues, identifying people in need of support, and signposting to services and treatments. You need to know the terminology, define words and help people feel comfortable raising these issues with others.
It’s also good to discuss your own feelings and experiences about these issues, either supporting others or receiving support. Above all, we need to focus more on the universal nature of mental health, and the importance of taking care of our minds every day.
All our workshops can be delivered as face-to-face trainings for up to 40 attendees, or as virtual classroom sessions over Teams, Zoom or your preferred web conferencing platform, for up to 100 attendees.
Manage mental ill-health
90-minute management seminar or video call
Suitable for: line managers, team leaders, HR professionals, MHFAs
This intensive session focuses on understanding mental health problems, and on talking about mental health and illness. By the end of it, participants should have a good understanding of how mental health illness affects work performance, the relationship between mental and physical health, and the barriers that stop people talking about mental health problems at work.
We will discuss the main types of mental health condition and learn how to spot signs and symptoms. Conditions covered will include depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, addictions and panic. Particular attention will be given to terminology, defining words and helping people feel comfortable talking about these conditions with others.
Finally, we will discuss the treatments available for mental ill-health, and how managers can support people during and after treatment to recover well and return to work.
Participants will not be asked to provide expert care, but to focus on providing practical support with work issues, identifying people in need of support, and signposting to services and treatments.