Looking after employee mental health and wellbeing is vital to create a thriving work environment and enhancing overall productivity and staff engagement.
Good mental health and wellbeing are key drivers of employee engagement and organisational performance. Mentally well employees are more productive, take less sick leave, and are less likely to seek other employment, resulting in savings on recruitment and training costs.
According to Deloitte, poor mental health costs UK employers up to £56 billion annually, making it crucial to support employees who may be experiencing mental health issues. As poor mental health becomes the leading cause of staff sickness absence, prioritising employee health and wellbeing is no longer optional but essential for building a thriving organisation.
This award is for senior leaders to understand the impact of mental health and wellbeing on organisational performance. Leaders will critically assess the complexities of managing wellbeing and will appraise contemporary approaches for the creation of healthy work systems. The unit culminates in leaders being given the opportunity to propose a series of recommendations to create and sustain a positive culture of mental health and wellbeing within an organisational context.
At a glance
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Learning Outcomes for Individuals
- Understand the impact of managing mental health and wellbeing on organisational performance.
- Recognise the impact of mental health and wellbeing on organisational performance.
- Be able to critically assess the complexities of managing mental health and wellbeing in an organisational context.
- Evaluate contemporary approaches for creating healthy work systems
- Know how to develop a culture of mental health and wellbeing
- Have the ability to propose a strategy to promote mental health and wellbeing in an organisational context
- Be able to critically appraise approaches for implementing and sustaining a culture of mental health and wellbeing
Benefits for Organisations
- Empower senior leaders with effective, evidence-based approaches to mental health and wellbeing
- Opportunity to benefit from the significant return on investment possible with implementation of proactive wellbeing strategies
- Opportunity to propose a series of recommendations to create and sustain a positive culture of mental health and wellbeing within an organisational context; shown to improve workplace performance, satisfaction, health and retention
- Understanding mental health and wellbeing and why they matter to your organisation
- Exploring organisational responsibility for mental health and wellbeing including legal requirements and best practice
- Assessing what impacts workplace mental health and wellbeing
- Understanding diversity and stigma in relation to workplace mental health and wellbeing
- Recognising and responding to the challenges in balancing organisational and individual needs
- How to create a mental health and wellbeing supportive culture
- Embedding leadership approaches that support a mental health and wellbeing strategy
- Designing an effective mental health and wellbeing strategy
- How to monitor, measure and evaluate mental health and wellbeing strategies
- Review of good practice and case study examples
Delegates will complete one assignment with a word count of 3500-4000 words including reflective evaluation of current organisational position in relation to mental health and wellbeing and the proposal of a strategy to promote mental health and wellbeing in an organisational context.
Michelle is a highly qualified trainer and teaching professional with extensive experience of providing accredited training, psychological interventions and wellbeing services to individuals, groups & organisations.
Michelle began her career in the field of psychology and from there moved into primary care within the NHS. She completed postgraduate study in low intensity psychological therapies and undertaking CBT training; spending almost a decade delivering psychotherapuetic interventions to individuals and groups.
With a passion for training and group work, Michelle moved over to work with De Montfort University and NHS Education to lead on a training programme for NHS therapists. During this time she completed her PGCert in higher education developing further knowledge and skills in learning theory and effective teaching methods, also developing her skills in the areas of curriculum and learning material design, assessment, quality assurance and learner support.
Michelle was previously a partner within a workplace wellbeing, professional skills and clinical supervision business. She is a strong advocate for the importance of empowering individuals with the knowledge and skills to support their personal and professional wellbeing. Their work strongly focused on assessing the individual needs of organisations and their people to provide relevant, applicable and accessible training to give strong return on investment.
Michelle has been delivering ILM and CMI training in Leadership and Management as well as Coaching and Mentoring since 2022. Michelle retains a strong passion for wellbeing and postive psychology.