Telephone: 059 9132152

Mental Health Support for Managers

HomeManagement DevelopmentMental Health Support for Managers

Date:          29th of January 2019

Cost:           €95 per person

Time:          9.30am to 5.00pm

Venue:        Gateway Business Centre, Athy road, Carlow

Contact:     Ashling 059 9132152 /

Workplace wellness programmes are a long-term commitment to employee health and organisational success. How healthy employees feel affects their job satisfaction and high levels of job satisfaction drive many of the factors that are critical to organisational performance.

This module aims to equip line managers to deal with employees who present at work with a suspected mental health issue. Line managers may sometimes have concerns about how to respond appropriately in these sensitive situations. Common concerns relate to what to say or not say, fears about over stepping boundaries, how to manage reduced performance and any impacts on the rest of team and how best to support employees to get help.

The training provides practical guidance and information to assist managers to understand the importance of early intervention in these situations.

  • Improve recognition of mental health symptoms in the workplace
  • Identify common signs and symptoms
  • Helpful and unhelpful interventions
  • The role of the manager – Manager versus Counsellor
  • Maintaining appropriate boundaries
  • The issue of confidentiality
  • Skills for managing difficult conversations
  • Discuss the C.A.R.E. model
  • Referral options and supportive measures
  • Promoting a culture of ‘wellness’ in your team

Trainer Bio

Fergus Maher – MSC. Health Psychology

Fergus is a versatile and outgoing communicator with a strong sensed of empathy, compassion and patience. He has a passion for promoting and advocating health and wellbeing.

Fergus is a health expert delivering seminars and workshops for corporate clients nationally. His expertise is enhanced and supported by academic qualifications in psychology and is continuing professional development.