PART 4 | Management Training Benefits Employees

THE ADVANTAGES OF MENTAL HEALTH
SUPPORT IN THE WORKPLACE

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Management Training
FOR MENTAL HEALTH

Managers and leaders in the workplace positively or negatively influence all areas of mental health. Training for leadership roles on mental health awareness and support would benefit employees not just in their work lives but also in their personal lives by decreasing work-related stress and providing more stability.

THE IMPORTANCE OF TRAINING MANAGEMENT ON MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

RISKS TO EMPLOYEE MENTAL HEALTH

  • Low levels of employee support

  • Inflexible working hours

  • Unclear tasks or organizational objectives

  • Insufficient health and safety policies

  • Poor communication and management

  • Limited participation in decision-making or low controls over work areas

World Health Organization, 2017

According to the World Health Organization, risks to employee mental health in the workplace include:

FACTORS OF WELL-BEING

  • Work-related sick leave for employees in the Intervention Group decreased by 28% (this equates to 6.45 hours per employee)

  • Work-related sick leave for employees in the Control Group increased by 28%

  • Return on Investment for the training expenses was $13.20 for every $1.32 spent

A study published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal shows the effects of a 4-hour mental health training program for managers by comparing the work-relates sick leave of almost 4000 employees supervised by 88 managers over 6 months. The results showed:

Milligan-Saville, et al., 2017


PART 5 | Types of Employee Support