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Mental Health Awareness Workshops for Leaders

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Date: Tuesday 28th November 2023

The impact of Covid-19, the cost of living and energy crisis, and ongoing funding and staffing cuts have affected us all, not just in the way we work but also in our day to day lives, our colleagues, friends and family.

All of this can have an impact on our physical and mental wellbeing.

West Midlands Museum Development (WMMD), Museum Development East Midlands (MDEM) and ted Learning are partnering to help build awareness of the challenges of maintaining good mental wellbeing and how we can all support each other.

Who should attend:

The morning session, Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace, is open to anyone who wants to build a greater awareness of mental health.

The afternoon session, Mental Health and Your Role as a Leader, is designed specifically for anyone with managerial or leadership roles in a museum; team leaders, supervisors, volunteer managers or trustees, whether paid or voluntary. As it builds on the learning from the morning session, leaders must have attended Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace in the morning.

If you are not a leader please book the morning session with this link.

Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace (9.30am-12.30pm)

The workshop aims to raise awareness of mental health in the workplace and consider the language we use when referring to poor mental health and appreciate the impact this has.

It will explore what steps we can all take to help promote openness about mental health.

At the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • understand what we mean when talking about mental health
  • identify examples of helpful and unhelpful language and the potential impact of both
  • recognise one thing you can do to encourage more openness when discussing mental health
  • explain what support mechanisms are in place and be able to describe the referral process if you or a colleague are experiencing mental health problems

Mental Health and Your Role as a Leader (1.30pm-4.30pm)

The workshop aims to enable leaders to confidently engage in conversations with those colleagues they suspect may be suffering from mental health problems, by developing the appropriate supportive skills and behaviours.

It with help you to understand what you can do as a leader to proactively create a mentally healthy workplace.

At the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • understand the personal barriers that may prevent you from engaging in conversations with team members you suspect may be suffering from mental health problems
  • list the skills and behaviours required to confidently engage in a supportive conversation about mental health
  • demonstrate the skills and behaviours and develop the confidence to engage in conversations with colleagues or volunteers who may be suffering from mental health issues

Refreshments and lunch will be provided for all delegates.

Bookings close: 5pm, Friday 10 November

If you can’t see the booking button this event is fully booked. To join the mailing list please email

Mental Health Awareness
Tuesday 28 November, 9.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4.30pm
Coventry Transport Museum, Hales Street CV1 1JD

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