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Code: BH/21/1588 Managing Mental Health (Microsoft Teams) (EVENT FULL)

Designed for

Managers who support staff in the workplace who are experiencing mental ill health issues

This course will enable delegates to positively support and manage staff who are experiencing mental ill health. The focus of the course will be on practical ways to manage and support positive mental well-being for all staff including employees who are experiencing stress and distress.


  • Promoting well-being in the workplace
  • The law relating to mental health in the workplace
  • Identifying the early warning signs of an employee experiencing mental ill health
  • Early steps – monitoring and talking early about mental well-being issues
  • Managing an on-going mental health related illness at work
  • Best practice in keeping in touch during sickness absence
  • Returning to work and making ‘reasonable adjustments’
  • A 4-stage model for speaking to employees experiencing mental ill health

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 November 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/1595 Positive Behaviour Support (3 day course)

The positive behaviour support course aims to equip staff, parents and carers with the skills and knowledge to support adults with learning disabilities whose behaviour can challenge. This course is for Learning Disability Services who provide support to individuals who display high risk challenging behaviours.

This is an accredited course and your attendance is required on 3 days during a 4 week period.  Days 1,2 & 3 must be completed in order. The day timings are 09.30am - 4.30pm. 

The assessment and intervention workbook involves work between each day and must be completed appropriate to the needs of the individual that has been focused on for a certificate to be awarded. This course contains a multiple choice theory test on day 3 and presentations to the rest of the group.

If for any reason a delegate misses a day then they should attend the next available course to complete the day(s) missed within a 6 month period.

Please note: Priority places will be allocated to services who are signed up to the PBS Sussex model or services who support individuals who display the most complex, high risk challenging behaviours.

Places on this course are not allocated automatically.  To be considered for this course you need to add your reasons in the special requirements box as to why you need to attend this training course.  This information will be used in determining whether you get a place or not. 

The programme has been amended due to the Covid-19 outbreak and infection prevention control measures and special instructions for attending this course are attached. Please ensure these are read and understood before applying and attending the programme. Delegates can also request a full copy of the risk assessments that cover this training course.

Please note: - this course is open to adult social care staff across the council and across the Independent Voluntary Sector. Whilst the course is delivered in a covid secure way, please consider with your manager whether it is essential for you to attend as the delegates may be a mix of staff from different workplaces.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 November 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Old Ship Hotel - Gresham Room Map
2 26 November 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Old Ship Hotel - Gresham Room Map
3 10 December 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Old Ship Hotel - Gresham Room Map

Code: BH/21/1784 RSPH Level 2 Understanding Health Improvement (for Workplace Health Champions ONLY)

This Level 2 Understanding Health Improvement online course will equip you with all the information you need to promote health improvement schemes and initiatives. You will learn how to encourage others to look after their health, understand what a healthy lifestyle looks like and appreciate why people make the choices they make about their health. By the end of the course, you will also know how to inspire individuals looking to learn about health improvement and motivate others to make healthy lifestyle choices. This course is delivered with a focus of promoting health in the workplace.

The Level 2 Understanding Health Improvement Online Course is targeted at those involved in setting up health promotion / public health initiatives in the workplace and / or becoming ‘Workplace health champions.’ This course will equip ‘Workplace Health Champions’ with the tools and resources they need to help make themselves and their colleagues healthier.

Number of sessions: 3 plus bespoke action planning session with the Healthy Workplace Lead.

There are additional Understanding Health Improvement courses also running on the Learning Gateway.

Handouts and resources are available here:

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 November 2021 10:00 - 12:30 Zoom Map
2 03 December 2021 10:00 - 12:30 Zoom Map
3 10 December 2021 10:00 - 12:30 Zoom Map

Code: BH/21/1854 Working with Difficult to Engage Fathers (for ASYEs/Newly Qualified Social Workers)

This 3-hour online session will explore concepts of masculinity, why some fathers can be challenging to engage and the underlying reasons for the use of anger, aggression and non-engagement.  It will give attendees the opportunity to develop practical skills and strategies to build positive working relationships with fathers, understand the duties and responsibilities Social Workers have regarding working with fathers, as well as discussing the challenges around doing this.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 November 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Microsoft Teams Map