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Thursday 19 July 2018
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Mental health workplace training programme


Every year, one in four people are estimated to have a mental health problem. These often manifest themselves at work, and there is increasing evidence that workplaces that are knowledgeable and supportive about mental health see increasing benefits in terms of productivity, turnover and employee relations.

Talking Mental Health Derbyshire is an NHS provider of talking therapies, delivered through the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme. 

The service offers expertise in identifying and treating mental health problems, helping people across Derbyshire. 

Furthermore, Talking Mental Health Derbyshire provides short, low-cost training sessions to groups of directors and managers. All the profits from our workplace training sessions go back into treating and supporting Derbyshire residents. 

Bespoke training packages

Training packages to businesses of all sizes are offered. Experts in the field of mental healthcare will work with you to develop sessions that address your specific needs. 

These may cover topics like the signs and symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression, and tips and techniques that anyone can use if they are experiencing problems. 

Stress at Work training

Alternatively, if you would prefer to purchase an existing training package, the Stress at Work sessions offer training for managers to identify potential problems in the workforce, and increases confidence in working with these. These sessions:

  • Explore the differences between stress and other common mental health problems

  • Discuss signs and symptoms which may present at work

  • Facilitate discussion of changes that could be made in the workplace to help manage stress

  • Give an understanding of the different ways stress can affect people

  • Share practical ideas about identifying and managing stress

  • Increase manager or colleague confidence in approaching someone who appears stressed anxious or depressed

  • Increase knowledge of resources available to help people experiencing mental health problems.

Other training

Talking Mental Health Derbyshire can also offer sessions geared towards all staff members, helping them identify and improve the ways they cope with stress, anxiety or depression.

Find out more

To arrange a consultation, or for any questions, please contact our workplace training programme leader, Julie Westrupp, by emailing talking@derbyshcft.nhs.uk

Contact us

Telephone: 0300 123 0542

Email:  talking@derbyshcft.nhs.uk

Office address: Talking Mental Health Derbyshire, Ilkeston Resource Centre, Ilkeston Community Hospital, Heanor Road, Ilkeston DE7 8TL