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Managing Health & Mental Wellbeing at Work

A comprehensive workshop for HR professionals, managers, supervisors, team leaders and corporate counsellors



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IN BRIEF:

Recent years have seen employers taking an increasingly proactive and preventative approach in managing employee health and wellness. While physical health and wellbeing is a topic that is frequently discussed in the corporate space, mental health and wellbeing on the other hand is often woefully neglected or sidelined due to its status as a taboo subject in the society, a lack of awareness on how mental health and wellbeing strategies would work in the workplace, and the prevalent perception amongst business stakeholders that mental wellbeing is of secondary importance to its physical counterpart.

However, research has shown that poor mental health amongst staff has severely detrimental effects on business productivity and company morale, and could cause employers significant costs through increased absenteeism, presenteeism and high turnover rates.

Designed by Human Resources Online, a pan-Asia media & events brand that is passionate about the progression of HR, this online course aims to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to:

  • Get employee mental health and wellness on your organisation’s business agenda;
  • Achieve buy-in for investment into employee mental healthcare and wellness;
  • Spot concerns and take action to support employees; and
  • Implement sustainable mental wellness initiatives in the company.

Attend this course if you want to:

  • Break down the stigma around mental health in the workplace and make employee mental wellbeing a core business priority in your company
  • Develop skills and strategies to support a distressed employee
  • Recognise signs and symptoms of mental health issues in the workplace
  • Address performance concerns when mental health is a factor
  • Put in place a proactive strategy to tackle the root causes of work-related mental health issues, support employees who are experiencing a mental health problem, and keep employees engaged

Course content

  • Over 5 hours of video recordings
  • Prepared simulation and exercises
  • Case studies and best practices that prepare you for situations you may face
  • Materials for reference and self study
  • Certificate upon completion of a post-course evaluation

Trainers

Benedict Lim

CEO & Chief Psychologist, iGROW
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Maria Plengsangtip

Partner & Consultant Psychologist, iGROW
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Course Syllabus

Module  1

Understanding Employee Health & Mental Wellbeing

You will learn:

  • What is health and mental wellbeing
  • What is the financial and organisational impact of health and wellbeing on business
  • How real are mental health concerns at work
  • What does a holistic health plan look like
  • What is the business case for mental wellbeing

Teaching Materials for Module 1

  • Myths and facts of mental illness
  • Case studies and statistics from global research on cost burden of poor health and mental wellbeing
  • Tested and proven holistic health plan based on global research and results of iGROW
  • Examples of best-in-class holistic programme implementation
  • Tested and proven business case for mental health programmes based on research and results of iGROW
  • Ready resources to implement programmes without spending money
Module  2

Fostering a Supportive Workplace Environment

You will learn:

  • About the mental health stigma in the workplace
  • How to identify and support colleagues in need of help
  • How to manage mental health self-care
  • How to create a supportive culture and encourage help-seeking behaviours for mental wellness at work

Teaching Materials for Module 2

  • Checklist on signs and symptoms of stress at work
  • Checklist on signs and symptoms of depression at work
  • Checklist on signs and symptoms of anxiety at work
  • Checklist on behavioural indicators to identify employees in need
  • Practical tips and techniques turn stress to success using S.P.E.A.R model
Module  3

Incorporating Employee Health & Mental Wellbeing Policies

You will learn:

  • What are the five roadblocks to implementing mental health policies
  • How to implement a mental wellbeing plan using the 6 Steps Approach
    1. Consulting by understanding the state of my workplace
    2. Developing mental health policies
    3. Preparing a communication plan
    4. Implementing through champions and advocates
    5. Monitoring and coordinating activities
    6. Evaluating and summarising programmes
  • How to motivate your employees to participate in a culture of wellbeing

Teaching Materials for Module 3

  • Done-for-you workplace campaign
  • Framework that is proven to deliver results
  • Checklist to evaluate your organisation
  • Checklist to improve workplace mental health in your organisation
  • Examples of mental wellbeing policies
  • Tips on formulating policies
  • Referral procedures workflow for your reference
  • Examples of tested and proven policies and implementation plans by iGROW
Module  4

Managing Employee Health & Mental Wellbeing as a Leader

You will learn:

  • What are the leadership qualities for effective employee support
  • How to avoid the roadblocks to effective communication
  • What are the quick tips to empathetic communication
  • How to address performance concerns

Teaching Materials for Module 4

  • Framework for empathetic understanding
  • Checklist on obstacles to listening effectively
  • Tools and tips to overcome communication roadblocks
  • Tips and techniques to deepen communication through questioning
  • Script for approaching employees to address performance issues

How does this online course work?

Real life best practices
We show real case studies, techniques and methods used by experienced specialists.
Optimisation of learning
The course is based on the principle: Know-See-Do, according to which the completion of each individual modules enables the quick implementation of specific activities in practice.
Practical Application
Teaching materials and recordings with the lecturer's comments will show you how to implement basic mental health and wellbeing initiatives straight away.
Learn on the go
Materials are available 24/7 on our dedicated platform. Access your course at any time and place convenient for you.
Certificate of course completion
The certificate issued confirms the knowledge acquired by the participant and documents the participant’s professional development, and is available in a digital format for print or download.
Top expert
  • World-class knowledge
  • Quality study materials
  • Practical exercises