Mental Health Awareness for Managers2018-01-22T17:39:19+00:00

Mental Health Awareness for Managers

Petros Training Programmes

Supporting Managers in their roles…

A common area of concern for non-specialists is how to sensitively and effectively support someone experiencing a mental health condition.

Following on from the ‘Mental Health Awareness’ workshop, Mental Health Awareness for Managers is a highly practical and interactive course that gives managers an opportunity to explore what they can do to help staff feel safe, supported and understood.

It will also offer you an opportunity to explore the HR support that is available.

The aims of the programme:

To equip you, as a manager, to have the confidence and basic skills to support, communicate and interact with staff experiencing mental health conditions and distress.

The objectives:

  1. To normalise conversations about mental health.
  2. To identify and practice the skills associated with having a conversation with a member of staff about their mental health.
  3. To learn and consolidate the skills of listening, inquiring and reflecting back.
  4. To use previous “Building Resilience” techniques in these conversations.
  5. To identify strengths and areas of vulnerability in managing these conversations.

Length: Half-day course.

If you would like to book this course, please get in touch.

“The third most commonly reported cause of stress in the work place is managerial style and yet only 22% of managers are trained in how to support staff.”

Rachel Suff – Senior Policy Advisor, CIPD

This training is a follow on programme and ideally participants will have already have attended the half-day Petros Mental Health Awareness Programme.

This training involves:
Demonstration and practice
Skills practice
Group work

For some of us, resilience comes naturally – we respond well to change, we adapt to circumstance and live happily.  For others it proves much harder.

Imagine if you could learn resilience skills early…

Imagine how much heartache that could save?

“Children exhibit challenging behavior when the demands being placed upon them outstrip the skills they have to respond adaptively to those demands. The same can be said of all human beings.”

Dr. Ross Greene, founder and Director of Lives in the Balance (, originator of Collaborative and Proactive Solutions

Without understanding what is going on for your child, in other words what skills they are lacking, their challenging behaviour often leaves us and other adults in your child’s life confused, frustrated or just angry.  And when grown ups feel that way, our go-to solutions usually involve “consequences”!  Consequences that usually sound like:

“If you do that again, I will…”

“If you don’t stop doing that, I will…”

“If you don’t do as I say, I will…”

As any parent, or someone working with a challenging child knows, such responses rarely work and can actually make the problem worse.

Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) offers a radical, compassionate and highly effective alternative.  It is a non-punitive, non-adversarial, collaborative skills building and relationship-enhancing intervention that works!

Petros Director Jo Clarke is currently the only Certified CPS Practitioner in the UK and can offer CPS coaching to parents, carers, and professionals, including: teachers, social workers, foster carers, youth workers and mental health workers who work with children with social, emotional and behavioural challenges.