Mental Health

17 – 18 November 2016

UNISON South West, Vintry Building

 

Introduction

Trade unions have always been at the forefront of identifying and campaigning on issues that affect their members’ safety and health. For example: asbestos, hazardous substances and Work Related Upper Limb Disorders (WRULDs). So it is with mental health.

Who is it for?

The course is aimed at Stewards, H&S Reps, Equalities Reps and Branch Offcers, to help them deal with the increasingly common situation of employees who are diagnosed with mental health issues.

What will I learn?

The course aims to help Reps to:

  • Outline some commonly held perceptions about mental health
  • Identify some of the common signs and symptoms of poor mental health in the workplace
  • Discuss and explore strategies for early intervention and support for members experiencing mental ill health
  • Negotiate a mental health well-being policy with your employer
  • Find strategies for coping with union-related stress and getting help and support

Additonal Information

This course is run over 2 days but is a non-residential course.

Fee

There is no charge to branches for this course.