A national certification programme for senior managers, executives, directors and C-Suite leaders in workplaces to recognise advanced commitment to CSR, mental health and wellbeing driven ethos
The mental health and wellbeing of our staff has become increasingly higher in the CSR agenda over the past few years. Having an impact on engagement, satisfaction, turnover and retention of staff. Whilst HR and mental health leads can take responsibility for the operational side of this need, the ethos and culture are set by those at the very top. The way that you lead your management team and wider organisation in a mental health friendly way is vital to the success of your operation.
From a leadership perspective, the needs of your staff have changed enormously and the way you lead your organisation is very different than even a few years ago.
Maybe you have signed up to a mental health charter, or rolled out mental health first aid training.
However, there is very little recognition or support available for those at the top of the organisation tree.
And that is why we developed this certification, not to teach you how to support your staff, but to help recognise your commitment to meeting your organisation’s objectives whilst also ensuring the wellbeing needs of the staff are in place.
The training begins with an organisational or leadership audit and reflection on your own leadership styles. Delivered over the course of six months to a year, this course is designed to allow you to demonstrate your organisation’s strategic direction.
The course is delivered to boards or teams at a single organisation, we recommend at least one from each department (or equivalent), or the course be delivered to key staff in each department. This approach allows the course to be tailored to your needs.
Without taking away from any knowledge your teams may already have, the reflection-based course is designed to help identify and begin to implement your strategy.
The mental health and wellbeing of our staff has become increasingly higher in the agenda over the past few years. Having an impact on engagement, satisfaction, turnover and retention of staff, making sure that you lead your teams in a mental health friendly way is a major part of management nowadays.
From a leadership perspective, the needs of your staff have changed enormously and the way you lead has had to adapt too. Your values, ethos and behaviours towards your managers and their teams has had to change and develop to reflect these ever-changing expectations. As a leader, it’s like an ever-moving roller coaster.
Whilst there are short courses, and workplace initiatives to encourage mental health awareness, who is recognising the strategic leaders within an organisation for what they are doing? How do they monitor the impact mental health and wellbeing has in their organisation? How do they ensure their company is truly reflecting a mental health aware culture?
Now, national specialists in mental health and wellbeing, The Mental Health Awareness Programme, are delighted to lead a national course to recognise advanced leadership skills in promoting a mental health friendly organisation.
The course combines taught/facilitated sessions with self-studied units and activities to embed learning in your organisation.
Who is it aimed at?
This course is aimed at strategic leaders in an organisation, which may include those who are responsible for the oversight and welfare of employees.
Tailoring the content to your organisation
The course consists of core modules everyone is required to complete, complemented by some self-study and workplace activities that you select for your role. This means the content can be customised to meet the needs of your organisation.
Participants are able to complete a reflective portfolio to gain a Level 4 Mental Health Aware Leadership qualification.
Online self-study route
Pre-recorded 20-25 minute videos, follow-up activities and self-studied units. Complete the certification process in an efficient and timely manner that suits your organisation. Despite being individual self-study, we still recommend the board, management or leadership team all complete the learning.
Three full days for the board, leadership or management team, follow-up homework and self-studied units.
- Leadership in mental health
- Beliefs, values and attitudes
- Bias and reactions to mental health
- Reflecting on leadership approaches
- Statutory expectations
- Emotional coping
- Mental Health Difficulties
- Workplace wellbeing
- Role of a Leader in Mental Health
In addition, participants will study two of the following self-study topics:
- Support for staff
- Staff engagement
- Disabilities and medical conditions
- Mental health difficulties
- Staff wellbeing
Allow 3-4 hours a week for 3-6 months.
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Guide Price – £2700 + VAT per person
If you have any questions about what this course could mean for your organisation, or would like to book multiple places, please contact us on +442381 120010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.