The importance of training leaders in mental health

Given the topic of mental health never stands still, why leadership training should be continuously evolving

The importance of training leaders in mental health

As the modern workforce evolves, so do focus areas for leadership teams. The global pandemic forced employers to consider employee mental and wellbeing to a degree business has never seen before. Despite this, the sector that arguably needs the most training in this area, leadership teams, has seen the least.

Workplace mental health platform provider, Unmind is set to release a training program designed for leadership teams to fill the gap in workplace mental health.  

“We believe leadership training should be continuously evolving, given the topic of mental health in the workplace never stands still,” Daisy Abbott of Unmind, told HRD.

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“From your CEO, all the way down to the very latest new joiner in the business. Each layer of an organisation contributes to cultural change, and that’s why our solutions are aimed at educating, equipping and providing proactive support to everyone. Our new asset will talk you through the need to shift from the tradition of simply focussing on individual wellbeing, to addressing the entire organisation.”

“The demand for training has risen significantly, and it is part of almost every call we have with clients today,” she said.

“It is exciting to see how many organisations are recognising the need for authentic, credible training that can be digested in a bitesize way, and this is going to be a key theme for 2022.”

Daisy Abbott is a Head of Client Solutions at Unmind. She is a psychology professional with a passion for improving the mental health of employees across the globe. Before joining Unmind Daisy worked for the NHS, PWC, and the mental health charity Mind, where she led a team that worked on the “Heads Together Campaign” in conjunction with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

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