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New ‘top tips’ mental health guide designed for L&D training programmes

Learning NewsVirtual College

With mental health being such an important topic right now, L&D professionals across all industries are working on developing mental health training for their employees. To support them, we wanted to share a practical, downloadable guide that could be the perfect addition to a mental health training programme.

Virtual College's guide to mental health and hybrid working is the perfect addition to a L&D mental health training programme.
Virtual College's guide to mental health and hybrid working is the perfect addition to a L&D mental health training programme. 

There is a lot to tackle in the workplace right now. We’re still recovering from the stress and strain of the last two and a half years; Covid still lingers, and we’re all adjusting to a hybrid work environment. It’s this last issue in particular that the guide addresses. Titled Mental Health and Hybrid Working: a guide to supporting your staff, it acknowledges the unique challenges that hybrid working brings, how they can affect our mental health, and what businesses can do to support.

‘Why a guide?’, you may ask. It’s no secret that digital learning is changing; it’s no longer all about e-learning courses but a mixture of different learning materials, whatever is best suited to the task. Experts have also said that resources are best if they are practical, easy to use and help address the challenges the learners are facing. Therefore, we thought a simple guide would meet all these criteria, and be the ideal way to share practical tips and advice. Something that managers can easily turn to if they want guidance.

So, whether it becomes part of a larger training programme, or is handed out as a standalone guide, it should provide tips and guidance to help your managers support their staff as we adapt to a hybrid working environment. It’ll help them create a positive culture where team members feel listened to and supported.

It addresses different challenges such as:

-       Returning to the office

-       Structure and work/life balance

-       Re-building work relationships

-       Communication

-       Rules and etiquettes for meetings

-       Planning inclusive social events

-       Making sure mental health is part of the discussion

To download this guide, please visit our website.