A VCSE Leaders’ Wellbeing Hub event

Mental Health Skills for Managers

What’s the training about?

Do you struggle with how to respond when a member of your team talks to you about their mental health?

The relationship between managers and their team members is key for the health and wellbeing of the whole organisation.

Delivered by workplace mental health experts, this course builds skills in leaders to feel confident to have mental health conversations as part of their everyday management.

Managers who are able to support the mental health of their teams will encourage employees to thrive, increasing talent retention. This training helps to ensure a consistent approach to mental health and wellbeing across teams and departments, promoting healthy performance throughout the whole organisation.

Managers will learn to:

  • Identify if an employee may be experiencing mental health issues
  • Feel confident having open conversations about mental health with their team members
  • Appropriately signpost to available support and know where to go for support and guidance for themselves
  • Role model good self-care practice, inspiring their teams to look after their own mental health and wellbeing

What will you learn?

  • Mental health spectrum: The importance of knowing your team, knowing yourself, and early warning signs
  • Stress and workplace stressors: The Stress Container and barriers to mental health conversations
  • Preparing for mental health conversations: Preparing for virtual conversations and managing remotely
  • Mental health conversation cycle: Effective questions, active listening, empathetic responses, supporting and signposting
  • Wellbeing and stress in the workplace: Using the Stress Container for yourself
  • Commitments to change: What to do next to embed learning

Who should attend?

Managers from within the VCSE sector in North Yorkshire, York, Hull, East Riding or North/North East Lincolnshire.

Due to limited capacity, we can only offer one place per organisation.

What’s included?

A certificate of attendance

Tools to take care of their own mental health as a manager and empower their teams

Digital workbook to use during the course

Digital support resource to help embed ongoing learning and development

About the trainer

Mental Health First Aid England – a social enterprise offering expert guidance and training to support mental health, in the workplace and beyond.

Cost and concessions

This event is free to organisations in North Yorkshire, York, Hull, East Riding and North/North East Lincolnshire thanks to funding from Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership.

There is a high demand for this event. If you fail to attend without giving 7 days cancellation notice you will be invoiced for our standard event rate of £24 (£20 + VAT).


Attendees can receive refunds for cancellations up to seven days before the event date.

Please note that if you don’t attend training that you have booked on without giving seven days notice, you will be required to make the full payment. This also applies to free places. This is to allow as many participants as possible access to our training. See our Terms and Conditions for more information.

Contact details

Booking queries contact:  info@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk

Tel: 01904 704177

Programme queries contact: anne-louise.orange@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk

Tel: 01904 704177

Booking details

Bookings deadline date: Bookings deadline 7 February

Book your place here.