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Workplace Mental Health Training

Customized mental health training workshops to suit your workplace.

Select from our wide range of workplace mental health topics and we’ll combine them into a workshop, or tell us about your workplace and your objectives and we’ll put together the perfect workshop for you.

We provide training in Dubai, and the UAE as well as the GCC, as well as online via live webinars.

Live Webinar options also available!

Types of Workplace Mental Health Training

To help you get the best return on investment from your training, we’ll help you get clear on which aspects are most relevant to your workplace so that you.  

There are two main types of workplace mental health training. We can focus in on one or two areas or mix and match to suit your needs.

1. Workplace Mental Health Awareness Training

This is similar to mental health first aid. It covers the basics of:

  • Identification
    What is healthy and what’s not. Common symptoms

  • Intervention
    The importance of early intervention, and how to get help

  • Interaction
    How to communicate with someone if you have concerns about their mental health


We can also tailor this type of workshop to suit the needs of staff or the specific training needs of managers. We can customise the training to include specific examples that are likely to occur in your workplace.

2. Workplace Mental Health Resiliency Training

This type of mental health workshop is designed to help your staff learn preventative skills and strategies to keep themselves mentally healthy.

We can either provide:

  • a general overview workshop that covers the important information, or 

  • a more detailed training that focuses on a specific skill/strategy, such as:

    • mindfulness

    • positive psychology,

    • practical skills for reducing stress,

    • confidently facing challenges,

    • mindfulness

    • etc.

Available Training Formats

All our training can be customised to suit your workday or a specific event.

Our most common formats are:

  • Single 1-hour session

  • Half-day workshop

  • Full-day workshop

  • Monthly series of “Lunch ‘n’ Learn” classes


Our training is delivered in Dubai and the UAE, the GCC, as well as online via live webinars.

Give your staff the skills to:
1. recognise mental illness,
2. help colleagues in need,
3. maintain their own good mental health.

Benefits of Workplace Mental Health Training

There are many good reasons for providing mental health training for both your staff and managers, including:

The earlier a worker is identified as experiencing work-related stress, the sooner steps can be taken to prevent a work-related mental health condition developing or an existing condition worsening.

This means that managers at all levels should be able to identify psychological risks and be alert for the main symptoms of common mental health conditions.

"Having worked with MindReset Corporate Holistic Services before, I had high expectations of what I knew they could deliver and they didn’t disappoint! We put on a couple of wellness webinars for our staff and each was organised promptly, with full details and without any stone left unturned. Tricia was a fabulous help and always responded to my queries in a quick and very friendly manner. Even when one webinar didn’t quite go to plan she was quick to respond and help smooth things over which just further increased my appreciation of her and the wider MRCHS team. 10/10 service and would definitely recommend! A big thank you to everyone involved, including Eugene and Anni for the knowledge and tips they shared, and the general friendliness that was felt from the entire MRCHS team. Great job as always!"

by Penny Wilson,

HR Director, Dubai

Financial Benefits:

Productivity will increase as a result of employees taking less time off work and being more engaged while at work. There may also be increased productivity due to less conflict and more co-operations among co-workers.

In 2017, an Australian study from SafeWork NSW (government) report found that investing in mental health at work produced a return on investment of $2.86AUD for SMEs and $4 for larger companies.

The report found that 13.2% of male employees and 16.1% of female employees experienced a significant level of mental ill-health in a four-week period. That’s a percentage of any workforce that’s too large to ignore.

Some of the financial benefits include:

  • Reduced Absenteeism
    The number of additional sick leave days taken by employees experiencing mental illness is relatively modest, with those experiencing mild mental ill-health taking only an extra 0.5 days per year and those with worse mental health conditions taking only 0.9 days extra1. The biggest mental health cost is due to presenteeism. 

  • Reduced Presenteeism
    Presenteeism occurs when an employee turns up for work, but is not mentally healthy enough to perform their work to their normal standard. The SafeWork report found that the cost of presenteeism averaged $3401 per year for employees with moderate mental ill-health and $5305 for those with severe mental ill-health.

    Raising mental wealth awareness in the workplace can help these employees recognise that they need help and seek it, sooner rather than later. It can also help their managers and co-workers recognise the common symptoms and know how to communicate with them to get them help.

  • About 6% of all HR reported issues are for work-related mental health conditions.

  • 91% of mental health HR reports attributed to mental stress.
    41% of claims were caused by harassment, bullying or exposure to violence.

  • Higher Staff Retention Rates
    The cost of advertising, interviewing and training new staff can be minimised by creating a work environment that is conducive to good mental health, and training employees in the skills to handle stressful and challenging situations.

Being a Good Corporate Citizen:

These days, there’s a growing movement towards ensuring that organisations are responsible corporate citizens who treat their employees as human beings and not just disposable cogs in the wheel. Life is better when everyone feels good about what they’re doing.

In most cases, by providing mental health training to someone who needs it, you’ll not only be helping them and your organisation, you’ll also be helping their family. People take their work-related mental health problems home with them, and bring their non-work mental-health problems to work with them.

Because of the traditional social stigma and silence surrounding mental health, most people will never willingly seek help or mental health education in their private life. Therefore, the workplace is in a unique opportunity to provide this vital educational service that makes a big positive difference in many people’s lives and even gradually improve our society as a whole.

A positive workplace that ensures everyone’s wellbeing is the best breeding ground for productivity.

Components of Workplace Mental Health Workshops

Here are some of the main components from which our experienced facilitators will construct a personalised mental health training program for your workplace. We can include little bits from many areas, or we can provide an in-depth workshop focused on one particular sub-topic.


Many people with considerable degrees of anxiety or depression don’t even realise that what they’re experiencing isn’t normal. That’s one reason they don’t seek help. The first step in workplace mental health training is to help people recognise the difference between what’s mentally healthy and what’s not, as well as to dispel common mental health myth’s. It’s also vital to provide statistics about how common mental health conditions are so that people don’t feel that what they have is unusual.

Where to Get Help

People need to know that the first steps to take are easy. And that a range of options are available so they can choose one that suits them.

How to Communicate

All employees and especially managers must know how to speak with someone who they think may need mental health support. It’s all too easy to say the wrong thing or to say nothing for fear of saying the wrong thing.

Impact of Lifestyle Choices

There are a surprising number of lifestyle choices that can have negative impacts on our mental health. For example, a habit of drinking coffee at night can produce chronic lack of sleep and increased levels of fatigue, resulting in lower tolerance to stress, which may lead to anxiety and or depression. Combine this with poor diet, and you have a potent breeding ground for mental health problems.

If you’d like us to cover lifestyle choices in depth, you might like our:

  • Nutrition Seminars

  • Healthy Cooking Demonstrations

  • Work / Life Balance Workshop

"Dear Team, Please accept our sincere appreciation for the stimulating webinar that you conducted for our Employee Wellness Week. Your willingness to share your time and expertise in the area of mental health was important to the success of this event. It was extremely informative, and the participation illustrated the importance of this topic to our staff. Since we are in the midst of this pandemic, your comments were very timely. I believe we can benefit immediately from the methods you suggested. Your enthusiasm is contagious, and we hope to use your suggestions in our pursuit of wellness. Your comments were especially helpful to those working from home. Once again, thanks very much for your participation in our Employee Wellness Week."

by Beverley Clark,

Vice President, Multinational Logistics company, Dubai

Stress Reduction Techniques

Mindfulness and other meditation techniques have been scientifically proven to reduce stress levels and help people maintain a higher level of wellbeing. We can provide Mindfulness and Meditation Training Workshops to teach your staff the skills they need, and then we can provide a series of Meditation Practice Classes to help your staff hone their skills and get into the habit of meditating regularly. We can also customise a more general Stress Management Training for you.

Resiliency and Positive Psychology Techniques

Resilience is the ability to deal with challenging situations and bounce back when life knocks you about. Having skills to deal with life in a positive way is a big part of being resilient.
Find out more about out Resilience and Positive Psychology workshops.

COVID19 and Work From Home

We can also tailor a workshop focused on the mental health challenges resulting from the COVID19 pandemic and the isolation and other difficulties associated with working from home.

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