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Sign Up for Mental Health Awareness for Leaders

Managing individuals who may be struggling with stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns can be difficult for managers. It is not uncommon for managers to feel uncomfortable in this aspect of their role.

Join HR Wellness and the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program for Mental Health Awareness for Leaders, a webinar that will cover ways employees may present their distress and offer insights and strategies on forging supportive empathic alliances within the role of manager. The session will identify common mistakes managers make in responding to employees who are in distress and explain communication skills that express support and convey positive expectancy. Participants also will learn how to help employees access FASAP resources. 

Webinar Learning Objectives
Understand the universality of mental health issues in the workplace.
Recognize the most common symptoms of mental illness
Identify the most common unhelpful reactions to those symptoms, why the symptoms occur and how to avoid them.
Identify ways to express compassion and develop an alliance with distressed employees.
Reduce the stigma associated with mental health concerns and promote ways of supporting one another in the workplace.
Recognize the warning signs of suicide.
Identify support services and resources for all leaders and employees

HR Wellness and FASAP will offer the webinar five times. Please go to REPORTER and register for the webinar that matches your availability. You will also find other wellness-related webinars on the registration page. The Mental Health Awareness for Leaders webinar will be available on the following dates and times: 

  • March 12; April 5; and May 7 from 9 to 10 a.m.  
  • April 26 from 10-11 a.m. 
  • May 15 from 3-4 p.m.