Employers should provide all managers with mental health training, health watchdog says

Employers should provide all managers with mental health training, health watchdog says

(source: Caitlin Powell, people management magazine, Sept 2021)

Employers should provide all line managers with systematic support in mental health and communication skills training, according to recent recommendations by two UK health bodies. 

The recommendations that line managers receive specific training and support were a key part of new draft guidance released last week by Public Health England (PHE) and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice).

The aim of such training would be to provide managers with the knowledge, tools, skills and resources to improve awareness of mental wellbeing at work and employees’ understanding of, and engagement in, organisational decisions.

It is estimated that poor mental health among employees costs UK employers between £42bn - £45bn each year (Deloitte report – Jan 2020)

The draft guidance, which is open for consultation, also includes recommendations for organisational and individual-level approaches to mental wellbeing in the workplace, employee engagement, and support in and outside the workplace.

Nice and PHE also cited the 2018 Business in the Community report, Mental Health at Work, which found that less than a third (30 per cent) of managers have received training on mental wellbeing at work.

At the Ride High Development Centre we run regular Mental Health in the Workplace Workshops. Please visit our course page for more information.  

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