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Our most popular Workplace Training Courses:

Mental Health Awareness (3hrs)

Delegates will explore their own mental health and the impact it has on their lives in and out of the workplace. The role of stigma and misconceptions about mental ill health on our willingness to talk openly about mental health will be discussed. The language that we use in our conversations about mental health and that we see in the media.

Managing Stress, Anxiety & Burnout (3hrs)

The emphasis of this course is on applying practical solutions to manage stress and anxiety and to prevent burnout. The course content is suitable for those that may be living with a mental health difficulty and for those that want to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

Courageous Conversations for People Managers (3hrs)

This training provides a comprehensive action plan that can be used to explore an individual’s mental health and offer support and signposting to those who may be experiencing poor mental health safely, supportively, and effectively.

Peer Support in the Workplace (3hrs)

This informative course prepares delegates for their role as peer supporters in the workplace. It’s a mix of self-led pre-course learning activities and post-course consolidation activities. This perfectly complements our interactive live group training.

Grief, Loss & Big Change (3hrs)

This course is suitable for those that may have experienced different types of grief and loss. It will also increase understanding of the effect of external losses and changes that employees may be dealing with.

Understanding Suicide (3hrs)

The course explores specific support and the feelings surrounding grief through Suicide. You will also learn where to signpost to, that will best support someone who may be struggling. 

Boundaries & Resilience (3hrs)

This course aims to help individuals gain knowledge about the importance of boundaries and resilience in the workplace. The session aims to expand individuals’ knowledge on what we mean by boundaries and resilience and will hopefully help delegates gain skills in setting clear strategies to help support positive mental wellbeing.

Menopause & Mental Health (2hrs)

This session explores Menopause and Mental Health with the aim to increase your awareness of menopause – and to support those who may be struggling in silence.

Courageous Conversations - Supporting Others (3hrs)

Supporting people’s mental health is a critical and growing challenge. Most people will be affected by mental health problems, either personally or through family and friends at some point during their lives.

Workplace Training FAQs

  • 1 in 4 British Adults will experience a diagnosable mental health problem at some point in their lives
  • 1 in 6 British adults at work experience this at any given time
  • 130,000 people in Dorset are likely to have a diagnosable mental health condition now.
  • Poor mental health costs the UK economy £74 – £99 billion annually
  • Fewer than 24% of employers and their managers have received any mental health awareness training

Our Dorset Mind Works programme includes a range of high quality support for local businesses. This support includes:

  • A comprehensive syllabus of expert training
  • Employee development tools
  • Availability of expert Mind resources
  • Therapeutic Rapid Response support at times of organisational difficulty

We work with a diverse range of businesses in our Dorset community; we are adaptable, ambitious and progressive in the high quality support we provide.

Our honesty and authenticity means we build trusted relationships with businesses and their employees.

We are robust enough to make a real difference, whilst still being flexible enough to genuinely offer personal, caring support to you and your organisation.

Best of all, by choosing to invest in training your staff with Dorset Mind Works you are also choosing to invest in your community. The profit made from Dorset Mind Works helps to fund our vital services, such as our youth project.

Our portfolio of clients is diverse and covers a wide range of market sectors. We work with even more businesses and their employees every day.

Our experience across these areas has given us a breadth of knowledge of different business needs. This enables us to develop meaningful relationships that make a real difference to the productivity of a business and the wellbeing of its employees.

As an independent mental health charity whose aim is to safeguard the interests of people experiencing mental health problems, our training work does not extend to validating or endorsing the work undertaken by organisations Dorset Mind engages with. 

Our courses are suitable for up to fifteen delegates and can either be delivered online or at your place of work.

For larger groups please complete our contact form and select Training.

Our training courses deliver high quality outcomes – our current Net Promoter Score* is 9+ for our expert training.

*Net Promoter Score is a management tool that can be used to gauge the loyalty of a firm’s customer relationships. It serves as an alternative to traditional customer satisfaction research and is claimed to be correlated with revenue growth.

If there is something specific you would like us to cover in a bespoke package, we are happy to work with you to create this training. Please visit our contact page and select training.


Meet our trainers:

Marie-Clare Gale - Training Manager

Our Training Manager Marie-Clare, wants to keep the conversation about mental health going to help normalise feelings that people experience.

Marie-Clare has worked in mental health for around 20 years. It’s taught her the importance of empathy – and to not judge people. She has had ups and downs with her own mental health. It’s taught her invaluable lessons about how to keep herself well, which she works on – activating her own healthy choices and behaviours as much as she can.

Sharon Elphick - Freelance Trainer

The reason I went into MH is because 4 years ago my husband was diagnosed with depression and was using alcohol as a coping mechanism. I didn’t know anything about MH so decided to do the MHFA course to be able to understand more.

I am an experienced learning and development professional with 25 years’ experience and want to continue to educate people around the subject of MH and be able to help anyone living with a mental health condition.

Sarah Butcher - Freelance Trainer

have worked with Dorset Mind as a Mental Health Trainer for over a year. I am also a sex educator, coach, and trainee therapeutic counsellor.

As well as educating people in different areas of mental health, I am a great believer that as humans we know what’s best for us, and so my passion is to help people come back home to themselves and love themselves for who they are through talking therapy and mindfulness practices.

Emma Tomes - Freelance Trainer

People often ask me why I do what I do. My passion for helping people learn about mental health and wellbeing began in 2010 when my son’s father died by suicide. This drove me to want to learn more about mental health and help others too.

I am now a certified Mental Health and Suicide First Aid instructor; I also specialise in helping people through grief.

Becoming a freelance trainer, allows me to help businesses create positive workplaces that support wellbeing, productivity and profitability.

Gerard Harris - Freelance Trainer

Currently working with Dorset Mind to deliver trainings about many aspects of Mental Health. I have five decades of learning from struggles with own poor Mental Health within and around me to share.

Until 2020, I was a professional touring storyteller and comedian with a sideline in public speaking and storytelling workshops. I also spent a lot of time giving talks in schools and other institutions about storytelling and helping academic research into ADHD, OCD and Tourette’s Syndrome.

Get your workplace even more involved... become a valued Partner!

Delivering mental health training to educate your workplace is one of the many ways we can work with your organisation.

We are very keen to support our partners and friends of Dorset Mind with a range of opportunities to get involved with.

Visit our Partnerships page to find out more.

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