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Prioritizing Mental Health: Wellness Strategies for the Modern Workplace

1 Day Training

Dates: 29 Feb / 15 Apr 2024
Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa
Platform: Available In-Class / Online

Price: Available on request

This is a Non-accredited Course

Course Introduction

This one-day intensive training program is designed to provide HR professionals, leaders, and managers with essential knowledge and strategies to foster mental health and well-being within their organizations. The course delves into the importance of mental health in the workplace, offers insights into stress management, and introduces effective wellness programs and initiatives. Participants will also explore real-world case studies to understand the tangible impact of mental health strategies in various business contexts.

Course Objectives

By the end of the Prioritizing Mental Health training, participants will:

  • Understand the significance of mental health and well-being in the context of workplace productivity, engagement, and overall employee satisfaction.

  • Identify common stressors in the workplace and effective strategies to manage and mitigate them.

  • Gain knowledge on how to design and implement effective wellness programs tailored to the needs of their organization.

  • Develop skills to foster open communication about mental health and support employees facing mental health challenges.

Who should attend?

  • HR Professionals (Wellness Coordinators, HR Managers, Employee Relations Specialists, etc.)

  • Organizational Leaders and Managers

  • Employee Health and Wellness Advocates

Training methodology

Training Methodology

Our diverse instructional approaches ensure effective learning:

– Lectures & Presentations: Engage with expert-driven, stimulating content.
– Course Material: Access well-crafted supporting resources.
– Group Work: Collaborate on discussions and case studies for practical insights.
– Workshops & Role-Play: Participate in immersive, scenario-based activities.
– Practical Application: Focus on applying theoretical knowledge in real situations.
– Post-Training Support: Receive extensive support after training for skill implementation.

Training Outline

Mental Health in the Modern Workplace

  • Understanding Mental Health: Definitions and implications

  • The Business Case for Prioritizing Mental Health

  • Impact on productivity, retention, and overall business performance

Recognizing and Addressing Workplace Stressors

  • Common sources of workplace stress

  • Strategies for managing and mitigating stress

  • Tools and resources for employees

Designing Effective Workplace Wellness Programs

  • Elements of successful wellness programs

  • Tailoring initiatives to organizational needs and employee preferences

  • Measuring the impact and ROI of wellness programs


Fostering Open Communication and Providing Support

  • Encouraging a culture of open dialogue about mental health

  • Training managers to recognize signs of mental health challenges and offer support

  • Resources and partnerships for professional mental health support

Case Studies:

  1. A Comprehensive Wellness Initiative:

  • An exploration of a large organization that implemented a holistic wellness program, integrating mindfulness training, flexible work schedules, and mental health days. The case study will detail the program’s development, challenges faced, and its impact on employee well-being and productivity.

  1. Proactive Mental Health Support:

  • A deep dive into a company that recognized rising stress levels during a period of significant organizational change. The case study will outline how they partnered with mental health professionals to offer on-site counselling and support, and the positive effects this had on morale and team cohesion.

  1. Small Business, Big Impact:

  • A look at how a small-to-medium enterprise, without the resources of larger corporations, creatively fostered a culture of well-being through peer support initiatives, mental health training, and flexible work policies.

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