The importance of workplace mental health in schools (Washington)

13th Nov 2019

001 Inspiration Ltd
Target Audience
School Leaders
Cost (non-member)
Respond By
11 November 2019

NB: This is a partner event, please contact the provider above regarding booking

Mental Health Awareness for schools workshop

9.30 am - 2.30 pm

13th November 2019 Washington

28th November 2019 Durham


Please note at each venue there are 15 places available for this workshop.


This one-day learning opportunity supports managers to appreciate the importance of workplace mental health. The workshop content encourages managers to understand the link between mental well-being and emerging mental ill-health, equipping them with basic knowledge essential to supporting a mental health diagnosis.


An independent review of the impact of poor mental health in the workplace, ‘Thriving at Work: a review of mental health and employers’ by Lord Dennis Stevenson and Paul Farmer, concluded that poor mental health costs employers between £33 billion and £42 billion a year, with an annual cost to the UK economy of between £74 billion and £99 billion.


Delegates will be given a comprehensive overview of mental well-being and possible mental ill-health.  Managers will be given the knowledge and confidence to explore individual indicators with staff and appreciate the impact of prolonged stress.  They will go on to create a supportive individual action plan to promote wellness and recovery in the workplace.


Mental Health Awareness training is an essential element of staff induction and part of their ongoing CPD programme.


Workshop content:

- Mental Ill Health & Stigma

- Personal and Professional Boundaries

- Reflective Listening and Professional Empathy – how to manage conversations and ask appropriate questions

- Risk Management and Legislation

- Reasonable Adjustments

- Raising Awareness of Stress and its contribution to mental ill-health diagnosis

- Mental Well-being & Stress

- Anxiety and related conditions

- Depression and crisis

- Managing mental health emergencies

- Practical solutions and helpful hints for managers (case studies, scenarios)

- Personal Action Planning


Learning objectives:

- To raise awareness of mental well-being and possible emerging mental ill-health conditions

- To help managers or key workers become more confident in communicating with their team members and learn about early intervention to eliminate the risk of long term mental health conditions

- To increase manager or key workers confidence to talk about mental wellbeing in a timely way and explore possible diagnosed conditions to find workable person-centred support if required

- To coach/ inform and support workplace teams to incorporate the needs of colleagues working towards recovery and growth


Delegates will receive:

- Certificate of attendance

- Complimentary chocolates/mints/sweets

- Refreshments and lunch



£199 + vat per delegate (5% discount on the overall cost for 3 or more delegates attending from the same school)


Training venue:

13th November 2019 - Holiday Inn Washington, Emerson Road, Washington, NE37 1LB

28th November 2019 - Salvus House, Aykley Heads, Durham DH1 5TS


In-house events:

Please note that this event can be provided 'in-house' at your school, a consortium meeting or a Bursar training event usually at significant savings per delegate (minimum 5 delegates). You will be asked in advance if you need a particular focus for the day which will be incorporated in our proposal.


Contact Details to book:

Evelyn on 0121 622 2502 or


2019/2020 CPD training workshops to follow:

November 2019 – Mental Health Awareness

December 2019 – Managing Stress in the Workplace

January 2020 – Health and Wellbeing Champion

February 2020 – Conflict Resolution

March 2020 - Health and Wellbeing Awareness

April 2020 - Workplace Mediation

May 2020 – Managing Stress in the Workplace

June 2020 – Mental Health Awareness

July 2020 – Health and Wellbeing Champion


Holiday Inn Washington, Emerson Road, Washington, NE37 1LB