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Supporting the Mental Wellbeing of your team-a practical skills session for line managers


About this course:

This practical session is designed to accompany the new online training for leaders and managers Supporting the Mental Wellbeing of Your Team which is available via LearnUpon.

This session will cover the practical skills required to support your team's mental wellbeing and provide an opportunity to explore any anxieties about this aspect of your role.

The session will look at the skills required to hold sensitive conversations about mental health, including empathy and active listening.

It will include completion of a stress risk assessment, designed to identify areas of difficulty for colleagues and the team as a whole, and a follow-up action plan.

It will look at resources and sources of support available to University of Exeter employees and help you to appropriately signpost colleagues.

**Please note that you are required to complete the online course prior to attending this session**

Learning outcomes:

By the end of the session you will feel more confident in:.

- Having sensitive conversations about mental health with colleagues, including managing awkward or challenging moments in the conversation.

- Completing a stress risk assessment with both individual colleagues and the team as a whole.

- Recognising and adopting behaviours associated with compassionate leadership.

- Signposting colleagues to appropriate support when required.

Who should attend this course:

This session is aimed at leaders and managers who would like to develop practical skills in supporting the mental wellbeing of colleagues and the team as a whole.


Karen Griffiths RGN RMN Dip.

OH Practice Occupational Health Advisor

Before the course:

The online training for leaders and line-managers Supporting the Mental Wellbeing of Your Team must be completed prior to attending this practical session.

The online course can be accessed via LearnUpon.

Learning Provider: This course is administered by People Development; please contact for more details.

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