0300 029 0029 HIT@halton.gov.uk

The Halton Health Improvement Team are offering FREE mental health awareness and suicide prevention training packages to workplaces in Halton.

Mental Health Awareness ( Approx. 2 ½ hour training session)

  • What is Mental Health
  • Conditions that impact upon your Mental Health: depression, anxiety and stress
  • Key communication skills for well-being conversations
  • Ways to look after your Mental Health- 5 ways to well-being
  • Resilience- stress less schedule
  • Local support services

Suicide Prevention training ( Approx. 2 hour training session)

  • How to ask the question around suicide
  • Key communication skills
  • Haltons suicide prevention pathway
  • Local support services

Poor mental health is one of the biggest issues in the workplace today, causing over 70 million working days to be lost each year. This includes everything from the most commonly experienced symptoms of stress and anxiety, right through to more complex mental health conditions, such as depression, bipolar disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder.

As well as having a huge impact on individual employees, poor mental health has severe repercussions for employers – including increased staff turnover, sickness absence due to debilitating depression, burned out exhaustion, decreased motivation and lost productivity.



  • 1 in 5 people take a day off work due to stress
  • Less than half of employees said they would feel able to talk openly with their line manager if they were suffering from stress, anxiety and depression
  • In the last 6 years the number of working days lost to stress, depression and anxiety has increased by 24%

 Other resources:

Download our Depression Awareness Posters:

Tea & Talk: www.mentalhealth.org.uk/get-involved/tea-and-talk

This e-book, produced with employee benefits, looks at how to encourage good mental health in the workplace: www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/managing-mental-health-workplace