Leaders play a vital role in creating a mentally healthy work environment.
Research consistently tells us that one of the most influential factors on a workplace’s ability to thrive is regular mental health and wellbeing training for leaders.
Employees are more likely to thrive in workplaces where they feel seen and heard by leadership. Leaders also need to be seen modelling what is expected in the workplace including taking care of their own wellbeing.
SuperFriend’s Workplace Mental Health Essentials for Leaders course promotes individual wellbeing and increases understanding of how to support a cohesive team and promote a mentally healthy workplace.
SuperFriend’s Workplace Mental Health Essentials for Leaders course provides learners with an understanding of the importance of a mentally healthy workplace, the role of leaders in supporting their organisation’s initiatives and practical skills to support their team’s wellbeing.
After completing this course, learners will have an increased awareness of how to manage psychological risk and the importance of self care for themselves and their team during times of stress, isolation, and change.
This course includes the following online learning modules for leaders :
- The importance of leaders in supporting mental health and wellbeing
- Understanding legal obligations and responsibilities
- Supporting your team using an integrated approach
- Psychological risk and protective factors in the workplace
- Having a care conversation
To complete Workplace Mental Health Essentials for Leaders, learners first need to complete the prerequisite course Workplace Mental Health Essentials For All Staff, which must be purchased separately. This course includes the following online modules:
- Introduction to mental health and wellbeing
- Employee legal rights and responsibilities related to mental health
- Peer support
- Building positive relationships
- Looking after yourself
1. Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. Mental Health – Psychosocial risk factors in the workplace [Internet]. [Cited 2018 April 3] Available from: http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/psychosocial/mentalhealth_risk.html