Creating a Mental Health Strategy for Your Workplace

At any given time up to 1 in 5 employees are likely to be experiencing a mental health condition. It is imperative that your executive team understand the challenges that mental health conditions can bring and your rights and obligations in respect to employee mental health as an employer. Further, it is critical that your executive team is well equipped with the knowledge and tools they need to build or enhance your mental health and psychological health and safety strategy to help to future proof your workplace and create a safe, productive and thriving work environment and culture.

This training course covers:

  • The definition of ‘good’ mental health
  • How mental health issues may manifest in the workplace
  • Employers’ rights and obligations in respect to employees with known or suspected mental health conditions
  • How to create a practical and effective workplace mental health and psychological safety strategy
  • How to implement strategies to create a psychologically healthy and safe culture and team environment
  • How to identify mental health “red flags”
  • How to identify risks to psychological safety both current and emerging and implement relevant intervention and management processes
  • How to start the conversation with an employee regarding mental health
  • How to provide support to employees with known mental health issues
  • How to encourage safe work practices to support mental health
  • Actions the business can take if an employee does not have capacity for work or is not meeting performance expectations, whilst minimising legal risks

Training Course Duration
3 hours

Learning Outcomes
The Executive team within your organisation needs to understand how to foster employee wellbeing, while at the same time managing legal and other risks in the workplace. Your executive team should also implement strategies to create a psychologically safe culture and team environment.

After this training course participants should be able to:

  • Identify mental health “red flags” and be able to start the conversation with an employee regarding mental health
  • Explain employers’ rights and obligations to employees with known or suspected mental health conditions
  • Explain how to avoid unlawful discrimination with regards to employees with known or suspected mental health conditions
  • Discuss with and support middle managers on how to manage employees with mental health issues
  • Develop an action plan for employees with known or suspected mental health conditions
  • Develop a practical and effective mental health and psychological safety strategy for your workplace
  • Discuss actions an employer can take if an employee does not have capacity for work or is not meeting performance expectations, whilst minimising legal risks
  • Develop a plan to promote a mentally healthy workplace, support options and resources

Training Delivery
Please note, this training is a paid workshop that is developed and delivered by HR Legal and occupational therapists of Gallagher Workplace Risk. This training provides a unique learning experience for senior executives.

We use handouts, case studies and allow time for questions and problem solving to ensure participants gain practical knowledge.


We do not offer this training course as a public offering. If you would like to enquire about running this training in-house for your organisation of a work team, please fill in the private courses form.

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