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MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING

Mental Health Training is an important part of any business. It can make your workplace a better place and even save you money in the long run. Here are some tips on how to go about implementing mental health training:

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Mental health training is a good investment

The cost of mental illness to employers is substantial. The impact on productivity alone costs the UK economy more than £26 billion a year, with an estimated average loss from absenteeism of £33 per employee per week.

The NHS spends almost half its budget treating people with mental ill-health problems every year – approximately £10 billion annually. Although this figure covers all forms of mental illness (including dementia), many studies have shown that around two thirds of these costs are directly related to depression and anxiety disorders. As such, improving access treatment options could help reduce these costs considerably over time!

The first step to mental health training is to create a work culture where employees feel safe

To do this, you should:

  • Create a safe environment. This means having policies in place that protect your employees against discrimination, harassment, and abuse in the workplace.
  • Create a culture of openness and trust. Make sure that your team knows that they can approach you with any kind of problem—work-related or not—and be assured that their concerns will be taken seriously. Having an open-door policy where everyone feels comfortable asking questions will also help foster this culture of trust and openness within the office.
  • Ensure that your employees understand that they can talk to you about anything, even if it is not related to work or if they’re feeling stressed out by issues outside of the office (like family troubles).
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Provide specific education or training to staff members who may need additional tools

  • Provide specific training to staff members who may need additional tools. It’s important that all of your employees receive general education and training, but you should also provide specific education or training to employees who may need it.
  • Have a system in place for identifying employees who may need additional support. You can use this information to help them get the help they need, as well as give yourself more information about which areas of your workplace might benefit from additional resources or attention.
  • Make sure that staff members know where to get help when they need it. This will make it easier for people at every level of your organization—from supervisors and managers down through hourly workers—to access mental health resources if they’re needed (and let you know if this is something that needs improvement).

Make sure that you keep the information you provide in mental health training sessions confidential

You should always keep the information you provide in mental health training sessions confidential. This means that you shouldn’t share this information with other members of your organization, or with any people outside of your organization. You also shouldn’t share it with family members or friends.

The reason for keeping information confidential is that if someone finds out that they have been diagnosed with an issue like depression or anxiety, they may be stigmatized by others within the company. In addition to causing harm to them personally, this can also create a hostile work environment for other employees who are struggling with mental health issues as well.

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Let your employee know that you are available for further discussions if necessary

You should also make sure your employee knows that you are available for further discussions if necessary. If you need to, you can always call a counsellor or other professional. Let them know this too!

Mental Health Training can have real results and make your workplace a better place.

Mental health training can be a good investment for your company. This training will help employees feel more comfortable in the workplace and make it easier for them to discuss their mental health issues with management or other employees.

It is important to note that sometimes people don’t want to talk about their mental health problems because they’re afraid of being judged, but if you have a safe space where they feel comfortable enough talking about their problems, then you might get better results.

From these examples, you can see that mental health training is a worthwhile investment. It can help employees feel more comfortable in the workplace, and it can even save your company money by reducing turnover and absenteeism. The first step toward this kind of successful implementation is creating an environment where people feel safe enough to talk about their struggles with depression or other mental health issues. After that, the important thing is to provide your team members with information on how they can cope with their problems, so they have all the resources they need when faced with difficult situations at work or home!

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