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Mental Health & Wellbeing Awareness Course

Training for Senior Leaders

Cultural change starts from the top, and leaders play a key role in setting the tone for how mental health and wellbeing are perceived and prioritised within the workplace.


Initiatives adopted at board-level – or better yet, driven by the board – have the most meaningful impact. And it’s no different with a commitment to employee wellbeing in the workplace.

By participating in this tailored training course, senior leaders will gain a deep understanding of the importance of creating a culture that supports mental health and wellbeing. They will be equipped with knowledge on how to recognise warning signs of poor mental health in employees and how to address them effectively. Additionally, they will learn strategies for promoting positive mental health practices within their team and wider organisation.

Flexible delivery and content

Our flexible Mental Health & Wellbeing Awareness for Senior Leaders training can be delivered as a one-off session or as part of a programme, where any aspect, including duration and content, can be tailored to suit your needs.

Programmes can include a blended learning approach live instructor-led workshops and additional online resources – whatever approach best suits your people.

With time being such a precious resource for senior leaders, shorter, more regular inputs allowing opportunities to reflect and dive deeper are, in our experience, far more effective than one-off, longer sessions. There is also clear evidence showing this approach is better for the learning process and is more likely to lead to meaningful change.

Example Programme for Senior Leaders

Here is an example of a 90-minute in-person or live virtual Mental Health & Wellbeing Awareness for Senior Leaders session. Your input would be most welcome to make it truly meaningful and bespoke to your organisation.

Understanding how change and mindset affects wellbeing and performance

The impact of your management style

Recognise the early signs of poor mental health in yourself and others, including; stress, anxiety and depression

How to have a conversation about mental health and wellbeing and provide initial support

How to promote a culture of wellbeing to challenge myth and stigma

Signposting towards professional support (internal and external)

Looking after your own wellbeing

Building resilience and preventing burnout (individual and team)

A Wellbeing Partnership

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Post-Training Support

Meaningful change doesn’t happen as a result of one session. On completion of the live training, your people will receive free additional practical resources to enhance their learning and share with their teams.

We also offer a range of additional and customisable options that can be blended into an optional package of post-training support.

Practical Resources We will share free bite sized videos, ‘activations’, downloads and more.

'Upskill' Sessions: A chance for individuals and teams to join our interactive live sessions and webinars to enhance their skillset and deepen their understanding of vital topics.

'Get Togethers': Connect, share strategies, and review progress in an informal virtual setting. Led by a member of the Oakwood team, this is a chance learn from one another, boost motivation and encourage proactive steps.

Reflective Practice: A chance for individuals and teams to connect with an Oakwood trainer after a period of implementing their learning to reflect on their experience.

Wellbeing Support Calls: Access confidential, non-judgmental support for self-care and resilience from one of our experienced team members.

Ongoing Support: Create a tailored post-training programme, including 'Upskill' sessions and virtual 'Get Togethers', to support your newly trained mental health first aiders, allies, champions and ambassadors.

Ready to invest in the mental wellbeing of your team?

We’d love to find out more about you and your organisation, and how we can help. 

Contact us to discuss your training needs.

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