THE Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce is offering online mental health training for line managers on Thursday, March 25.
The one-day course will be presented by Becky Wright and Sharon James.
A Chamber spokesperson said: “Line Managers are ideally positioned to make the biggest difference to mental health in the workplace, but few managers know what to say or do when a colleague or team member discloses a mental health issue.
“Employers have a responsibility to be proactive in developing positive mental health pathways. This should include training line managers to spot the early warning signs of mental health and provide them with the skills and confidence needed to intervene and have the supportive conversations necessary.
“Training is part of the answer but should support an organisational culture of employee wellbeing.
“This training aims to give line managers mental health awareness, essential communication skills to handle difficult conversations, and a broader understanding of how to promote a culture of wellbeing.
“This one day course is independently evaluated for Continuing Professional Development purposes by The CPD Certification Service.
“This means our course complies with universally accepted principles of Continual Professional Development (CPD) and has been structured to meet the criteria of personal development plans. Participants receive a CPD Certification for attending.”
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