Responding to Mental Ill-Health in the Workplace Training for Managers (LPHR04)

Course overview

This full day workshop, facilitated by iHR and Subject Matter Expert (Psychologist) will guide participants through the key principles of effectively and sensitively responding to mental health issues in the workplace, within the framework of fulfilling relevant legal responsibilities and practical management considerations. Participants will observe iHR’s unique Workplace Reality Theatre where actors will re-enact relevant and engaging real-life scenarios for group discussions.

Participants will also practice conducting sensitive and effective conversations as an early intervention strategy. Participants will receive feedback from the facilitator, in addition to reflecting on their own performance.

Who should attend

This course is designed for academic supervisors (level C and above) and professional supervisors (level 8 and above). This workshop will guide participants through the key principles of effectively and sensitively responding to mental health issues in the workplace, within the framework of fulfilling relevant legal responsibilities and practical management considerations.

Key takeaways

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Understand and comply with relevant legislative requirements, including privacy and discrimination laws;
  • Identify the indicators of a possible period of mental ill health;
  • Demonstrate that consideration has been given to the possibility of mental ill health throughout the entire performance management process;
  • Identify the workplace risk factors which may lead to the development of or exacerbate a mental health condition;
  • Plan, initiate and conduct a conversation with an employee who may be demonstrating indicators of mental ill health;
  • Work with the employee to identify and implement reasonable adjustments to their role;
  • Apply relevant early intervention and performance management strategies;
  • Support other team members; and
  • Identify post-workshop support and resources.

What the course will cover

Topics addressed will include:

  • Understanding mental illness – facts and stats;
  • Legislative-driven requirements of the employer and the employee;
  • Mental illness indicators – identifying if mental ill health could be a factor in performance or conduct issues;
  • How to plan, initiate and conduct a conversation about mental illness;
  • Reasonable adjustment strategies;
  • How to manage the impact on other team members;
  • Self-care; and
  • Support services and resources.

When can I attend

This is a full day workshop and delegates can select from the following options:

  • 23 March 2017, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm 
  • 22 June 2017, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • 20 September 2017, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Cost

$475 per participant

For non-attendance/cancellation of a course with, the following charges will apply, unless the registrant nominates a colleague (who meets the eligibility criteria for the course) to attend in their place.

a. Notification of cancellation received within 0 – 5 working days of the course date will incur a charge equivalent to 100% of course fees

b. Notification of cancellation received within 6 – 10 working days of the course date will incur a charge equivalent to 50% of course fees

Please note for non-attendance due to illness or caring responsibilities, reasonable evidence will be required to waive the non-attendance fee.

Registrations

A requirement of the registration process is to discuss and obtain the following from your supervisor:

  • Approval to attend the training program; and
  • Local area charging code