Most New Zealanders will have some mental health issues in their lifetime.
If left undiagnosed or untreated, mental illness can significantly impact on a person’s ability to do their job. The World Health Organisation has listed depression as the leading cause of productivity loss worldwide.
In addition to performance and productivity issues, an employer must comply with health and safety and employment laws.
Join us for a one day course for an effective overview of mental health issues, with a focus on anxiety and depression, and how these illnesses change and affect the brain. Discover the impact of learning disabilities and brain injuries on staff members.
This course will help you address mental health issues in the workplace, by understanding mental illness, and early detection. Consider early warning signs of mental illness, and how to approach someone who may have a mental illness.
Comply with employment laws by providing reasonable support to staff with mental health issues. Find out how to help staff returning from longterm absences, and when you can terminate for medical incapacity. Discover how to avoid discrimination under the Human Rights Act 1993, and comply with
health and safety law.
This course will explore ways to improve mental health in the workplace. Find out how chronic and undue stress and burnout can affect your top performers. Prevent and address stress and burnout easily and affordably through practical strategies like redesigning jobs and addressing excessive
workloads. Consider employee wellbeing programmes and their usefulness.
This is an interactive course, and we will cover case studies to show you how to deal with real issues.
- Overview of different types of mental illnesses, including anxiety and depression
- Understanding and managing learning disabilities and brain injuries
- How mental illness affects and changes the brain
- Understand how mental health issues can affect performance
- How to detect the early warning signs of mental illness
- How to approach someone who may have a mental illness
- How to speak to someone with a mental illness and help them
- How to avoid making the situation worse
- Practical steps you can take to dramatically prevent problems in your workplace
- An employer’s legal responsibilities to address mental health issues
- Avoiding discrimination under Human Rights Act 1993
- Identify stressors that can cause burnout and potential warnings signs of excessive stress
- Redesigning jobs to reduce stress and improve mental health
- Practical ways to prevent and reduce stress and burnout
- Discover practical ways to assist a person suffering from burnout and excessive stress
- Employee wellbeing programmes and their usefulness
Who is this Course For:
This course is useful for all employers, CEOs, managers, team leaders, human resources professionals, and anyone who employs staff. Mental illness can affect anyone from any industry.
Locations, Dates and Times:
This course will be held in:
Christchurch – 29 April 2020; 19 November 2020
Auckland – 15 October 2020;
Wellington – 17 June 2020;
Venues will be confirmed by email.
Cost of Course:
See HRNZ event booking for course costs.