Manager Training

Our approach to mental health training for managers

Compassionate leadership for managers
What is your approach when working with managers?

We believe that managers need more than generic mental health training. To ensure that managers are in a strong position to support their teams we first focus on them being fit for purpose so that they are equipped with the appropriate resources to cope with the daily demands of work and life.

By building personal wellbeing we can then support managers to understand how to get the best out of their team from a wellbeing and performance perspective.

When supporting managers we work through a lens of compassionate leadership and help them bring out the best in their teams using their empathy, understanding, and genuine care. By recognising and appreciating the unique strengths and challenges of each team member, compassionate leaders inspire trust and loyalty, allowing individuals to flourish and contribute their best work.

How do you work with managers?

Typically this includes a series of structured sessions and 1 to 1s where we encourage managers to take ownership and accountability for their actions.

To aide development and learning we support all sessions with engaging and practical videos, evidence based tools and infographics

How do you measure impact?

We don’t just measure things or outcomes for the point of it. Before anything is measured we will agree a picture of success and focus on key measures that are relevant to needs of your managers. This will involve understanding what it is we want to measure and why. Measurement goes further than just numbers and will focus on how we want managers and teams to be thinking, feeling and behaving as a result of any support.

How do you engage managers?

If you are looking for someone to stand up in front of your managers and talk for 2 hours on the topic of mental health then we are not for you. With all of our programmes we take pride in our style of delivery and the impact we are looking to achieve.

Sessions for managers focus on self discovery and lead to tangible actions that allow people to engage in a healthy feedback look of learning, practise and self reflection. To encourage action and implementation of knowledge all sessions are supported by a wide variety of videos, infographics and tools.

What outcomes can we expect?

Depending on the picture of success for your managers there are a wide range of positive outcomes that you can expect to see. These include increased knowledge and confidence for your managers in understand their roles and responsibilities towards driving a culture of wellbeing. As well this we would expect to see managers who act, feel and think more confidently in the way they take care of themselves and the people they support.

As a result of working with your managers we would also expect to see enhanced employee engagement and satisfaction, improved employee wellbeing, reduced burnout, increased collaboration and team cohesion, increased employee retention, improved team performance, enhanced employee development and growth, positive impact on organisational culture, and overall organisational success.

The sessions set us up for going into the busiest time at the company. We went from busy to extraordinarily busy. People had to manage their own headspace going into a big event and the sessions were aimed at helping them to cope better. The result was that we were prepared to do our best work

Our approachGoing further than mental health training

Compassionate leaders prioritise the wellbeing, growth, and development of their people. By fostering a culture of empathy, understanding, and genuine care, managers create an environment which enhances engagement, productivity, and job satisfaction.

Managers who prioritise wellbeing create a supportive and nurturing atmosphere where individuals can thrive. When managers are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and resources to support their teams’ well-being, they can effectively address challenges, promote work-life balance, and foster a positive work culture.

While mental health training is essential, managers also require additional resources, support and training to effectively support their teams. They need training that focuses on empathetic listening, resilience-building, and creating a psychologically safe work environment.