Corporate Mental Health Training

Sboth employees and employers need our support



Corporate Mental Health Training


Poor mental health is now the number one reason we miss work. 58% of workers have experienced poor mental health at their current employer (Index Insights 20-21). The pandemic has exacerbated the scale and severity of mental health problems across the country, and we know both employees and employers need our support.

Why choose me?

Providing mental health training for over 10 years

We’ve been providing mental health training for over 10 years. Our courses will help you to improve your understanding of mental health problems and give you practical tips to support your own and others’ wellbeing. Whether you are an individual or a small employer, our public access courses are suitable for anyone interested in workplace wellbeing and mental health.

What’s covered

To boost company morale

Our training course on Mental health and how to support someone outlines the experiences of different mental health problems in more detail. It will equip learners to gain greater confidence when providing support to colleagues in the workplace, including how to have appropriate and supportive conversations about mental health.

Suitable for anyone with an interest in mental health and supporting colleagues, the course aims to:

  • Develop an informed understanding of mental health.
  • Outline experiences of different mental health problems.
  • Provide practical guidance and tools for supporting people.
  • Share information about different types of support.
  • Explore how we can look after ourselves when supporting others.
  • Increase confidence around having supportive conversations about mental health.
Corporate Mental Health Training Mer Elkin-Greener

Course outline for: Mental health and how to support someone


Virtual delivery led by one of our trainers
Duration: three and a half hours


  • Raise awareness and understanding of mental health and how it
    can vary.
  • Outline experiences of different mental health problems.
  • Provide practical guidance and tools for supporting people.
  • Share information and practical tips for supporting people.
  • Build skills to look after ourselves when supporting others.
  • Increase confidence around having supportive conversations about mental health.

Course schedule

Welcome – 10 minutes

  • Learning agreement
  • Ice breaker
  • Aims

Introduction mental health – 8 minutes

  • What are mental health problems?
  • Mental health and mental wellbeing (the continuum)

Stigma – 10 minutes

  • How can stigma affect our mental health?
  • How can we tackle stigma?

Stress – 20 minutes

  • What is stress?
  • Stress versus pressure
  • Activity: How do you think you could support someone experiencing stress?
  • Guidance: Supporting someone experiencing stress

Comfort break – 10 minutes

What is depression? – 14 minutes

  • What is depression?
  • What are the signs of depression?
  • Guidance: Supporting someone with depression

What is anxiety? – 14 minutes

  • What can cause anxiety?
  • What does anxiety feel like?
  • Supporting someone with anxiety

Other mental health problems – 10 minutes

  • Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
  • PTSD, eating disorders and OCD

Suicide – 15 minutes

  • Who can be at risk?
  • How can I help someone who is feeling suicidal?
  • If someone needs help urgently
  • Look after yourself

Comfort break – 10 minutes

How to support someone with a mental health problem – 40 minutes

  • Guidance: Helpful approaches for supporting others
  • Guidance: Active listening
  • Empathy (video)
  • Activity: what would you do?
  • Guidance: Having conversations
  • Tips: Supportive conversations
  • Guidance: Can I make them get help?

Sources of support – 5 minutes

• Sources of support for mental health at work

Looking after yourself while supporting someone – 15 minutes

  • Supporting a colleague: your role
  • Supporting a colleague: healthy boundaries
  • Tips for looking after yourself

Learning from today – 5 minutes

  • Recap and questions
  • Feedback, thank you and course ends!

The next step…

Are you ready to find out more about working with me? If you are interested in working with a genuine, curious, and highly experienced specialist then view my services and let’s have a chat . . . Potential clients are always offered a free 30-minute telephone consultation with me, which can be booked by clicking the button below. It’s called a Discovery Call, and it is a chance for you to tell me more about yourself and your situation, and it enables me to get a sense of you, what your needs are and how I can serve you best. If we feel like a good fit, I can explain more about the services I offer, and you can ask me any questions you may have.

Patient and empathetic…

“When I first got in touch with Mer, I was looking for someone who was able to help me with stress, anxiety, and depression. So much of my stress was coming from work and I was on the verge of burnout. Mer was, on paper, the ideal person to help me and I can testify that she’s every bit as great at what she does as I could have hoped. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mer because she is patient and empathetic and everything that you could want in someone to talk to about problems; she also has a no-nonsense approach and is able to get to the core of matters, filtering the important from the less-so. She helps guide people to finding their own solutions to challenges, carefully offering just the right amount of support that, in future, they can feel more confident about finding their own solutions but providing more help and guidance when needed. She also knows business very well which, as a working professional and business owner, was of great benefit.I am so very grateful to her and can’t recommend her services enough.”

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