Managing Mental Wellbeing

Duration: Full-day
Suitable for: Managers and leaders
managing mental wellbeing

This engaging full-day workshop is designed to support managers to lead and enable greater mental wellbeing in their team.  As well as building awareness and understanding of what mental wellbeing is, it will help managers to recognise the early warning signs of common mental health conditions and consider how they can respond professionally and supportively.

The session will provide delegates with a range of practical tools and techniques to create a supportive climate, role model best practice and to confidently lead positive conversations about mental health.

Session Content

  • Mental wellbeing – definition and understanding. Raising awareness of the different stages and symptoms of mental health.
  • Pressure/performance – the relationship between stress, mental wellbeing and performance
  • Common mental health conditions: stress, anxiety, depression, burnout – signs, symptoms and triggers
  • Wellbeing conversations – best practice behaviours – professional boundaries
  • How to: prepare, listen, respond and agree next steps
  • Managing Emotions – introduction to the mood map
  • Compassionate leadership – why are professional boundaries important in work?
  • Creating a climate of mental wellbeing – theoretical introduction to the Five Foundation Stones*

  • Tools and techniques to support wellbeing
  • Bringing it all together: Case studies – explore and reflect on best practice approaches to team wellbeing
  • Accountabiity – as a manager and leader, where do you sit on the ladder? What do you need to enable you to move up this ladder?

*The Five Foundation Stones are developed from The Wellbeing Project’s evidenced-based and validated model of resilience.


  • Build a theoretical understanding of mental health
  • Increase literacy and empathy
  • Know how to recognise a possible dip in wellbeing within your team
  • Identify key tools and techniques to proactively manage pressure
  • Build confidence and willingness to plan and lead positive wellbeing conversations
  • Explore real-life scenarios and identify how to bring key tools and techniques into action
  • Access a selection of resources and support to signpost
  • Design and develop a team charter for mental wellbeing
  • Lead awareness to de-stigmatise, support and improve mental health in the workplace