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Mental Health Awareness Programme - Workplace Leaders


A national training programme for managers and leaders in workplaces to recognise advanced commitment to mental health and wellbeing support

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A certified programme to train managers and leaders how to be more professional about mental health and wellbeing with their teams.

The mental health and wellbeing of our staff has become increasingly higher in the agenda over the past few years. Having an impact on engagement, satisfaction, turnover and retention of staff, making sure that you lead your teams in a mental health friendly way is a major part of management nowadays.

From a leadership perspective, the needs of your staff have changed enormously and the way you lead has had to adapt too. Your values, ethos and behaviours towards your teams has had to change and develop to reflect these ever-changing expectations. As a manager, it's like an ever-moving roller coaster.

Whilst there are short courses, and workplace initiatives to encourage mental health awareness, who is training the managers and leaders within an organisation to know what they need to do? How do they recognise someone is struggling? How do they normalise talking about emotions in an atmosphere where focus is on getting the job done? How do they balance the individual needs of their staff against the operational requirements of the workplace?

Now, national specialists in mental health and wellbeing, The Root Of It, are delighted to lead a national programme to offer certified courses to recognise advanced leadership skills in supporting mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

The Mental Health Awareness Programme combines taught/facilitated sessions with self-studied units and homework activities to implement the learning in their workplace.

Who is it aimed at?

The Programme is aimed at team leaders and managers who are responsible for the oversight and welfare of employees.


Tailoring the Programme to your needs


The programme consists of core modules everyone is required to complete, but this is complemented by self-study and workplace activities that you select for your role.  This means the programme can be customised to meet the needs of your role and your workplace.


Online route

12 monthly online sessions, follow-up homework and self-studied units. Monthly online sessions are on either during the daytime or evenings (UK time), you will need to attend at least 9.

In-person route (group bookings or delivered by our local partners)

Four full days over a year, follow-up homework and self-studied units. If you think your local area would participate in a group course, please contact us.

Course content

Facilitated sessions:

Leadership in mental health

Values and beliefs

Exploring reactions & unconscious bias

Emotional intelligence & reflective practice

Managing people's behaviour at work

Mental Health Difficulties

Workplace wellbeing

In addition, participants will study one factor affecting mental health, plus three of the following self-study topics:


Support for staff

Staff engagement

Disabilities and medical conditions

Mental health difficulties



Staff wellbeing

You will need to be able to commit to approximately 1-2 hours a week for 11-12 months.

​​​​​​​​Price - £1400 + VAT

Train the Trainer - Initial training 4 days £1900 per trainer, Annual accreditation £800 (includes an update day), fee per participant £350 - Train just 3 people to cover your costs!

If you have any questions about what this course could mean for you, or would like to book, please contact the Programme Director, Richard Curtis on or 07938 329314.

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