Mental Health

17 – 18 November 2016

UNISON South West, Vintry Building



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.


There is no charge to branches for this course.