Dealing with Mental Health Edexec

Dealing with Mental Health

Dealing with Mental Health Edexec

Dr Sandi Mann, BSc MSc PhD

WHO, the World Health Organisation, defines mental health as, “…not just the absence of mental disorder. It is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”
Being mentally healthy can seem like a distant dream for some of us – so what does ‘good’ mental health mean to you? ‘Bad’ mental health can lead to, or be caused by, a variety of issues, such as mood disorders, personality disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and substance abuse disorders. In the workplace, it’s even more difficult to keep on top of your mental health because your surroundings, more often than not, are out of your control.

During the session Dr Sandi will be covering:

  • What causes mental ill health?
  • Spotting the conditions and symptoms of mental ill health.
  • Key skills for managing mental health in the workplace, including:
    • How to listen.
    • What to say.
    • The types of interventions that work best.
    • Introduction to a range of practical support and resources.

This will be followed by further information on:

  • Managing long-term absence.
  • Understanding how absence protection cover can help reduce and prevent absences in your school.

Take home points:

  • Understand what good mental health means.
  • Learn how to improve the mental health of your team and your school.

This session is for:

Anybody in a school leadership team.

About the speaker:

Dr Sandi Mann is a highly experienced Chartered Psychologist with over 15 years’ experience working in the NHS and private sector.
Sandi, described by her peers as a one of the most practical experts in her field, has a doctorate in psychology, a masters in organisational psychology, a BSc in psychology and a diploma in CBT.
Sandi is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and an accredited EMDR practitioner and member of the EMDR Association UK and Ireland. Sandi’s specialisms include panic, phobias, anxiety conditions, OCD, PTSD and depression.
Sandi has published (Hodder & Stoughton) various self-help psychology books, is a columnist for the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) journal Counselling at Work and is an invited speaker at conferences across the UK. She appears regularly in the media as an expert psychologist and is the module leader for MSc Applied Clinical Psychology and BSc Clinical Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire.
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EdExec Live offers delegates the opportunity to select specific seminar topics relevant to them, ensuring your day is filled with information and learning that will be directly relevant to you and your school’s current requirements.

It’s always difficult to take a day out of the office, but the question is: can you afford to miss out on this event?