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Leaders' and Managers' Mental Health and Stress Toolkit

Leaders and Managers Mental Health and Stress Toolkit

The University of Exeter is committed to creating a positive work environment that promotes mental wellbeing, allowing colleagues to thrive at work and fulfil their potential. Each and every member of staff has a role to play in this. As a line-manager, your responsibilities are outlined in the University’s Managing Mental Health and Stress Standard.

This evidence-based toolkit is designed to help you in your line-manager role to proactively support the mental wellbeing of your team and respond to mental health difficulties experienced by individuals.

Supporting the Mental Wellbeing of your Team, an online training course which complements this toolkit, is also available and highly-recommended for all those with line management or other leadership responsibilities. The training, developed by academic experts in psychology from the University as well as our Occupational Health specialists, is designed to increase confidence in having conversations about mental wellbeing with team members; to recognise symptoms of mental ill-health and poor mental wellbeing; to improve understanding of the ethical and business reasons why you should support people, as well as the legal reasons why you must; plus tools to help you do this.

All staff are able to self-enrol on this training via LearnUpon. To access the catalogue of courses and self-enrol click on the ‘Dashboard’ tab in the top left corner of your LearnUpon home page. Scroll through the courses until you find the course you want (or use the search function), click on the green ‘enrol’ button on the right hand side. The course will now appear on your dashboard.