Mental health difficulties such as stress, anxiety and depression affect up to 1 in 6 employees at any time. Enhanced skills and better understanding of mental health enables improved team management and creates healthier and happier workplaces.

What we offer

Leeds Mind provides a range of mental health training. We focus on sharing practical strategies for positive communication and enhancing workplace wellbeing, which ensures greater confidence in tackling problems arising from mental ill health at work. Our expertise is reinforced by 40 years’ experience.  As a charity, we are able to offer competitive rates and any profits we make go back into supporting our key services.

Training packages

Skills for Managers
Supporting staff with stress, anxiety and depression

This training is for anyone who supports, advises, or manages staff and includes the following topics:

  • Recognising mental distress
  • Tips for positive communication
  • Understanding the Equality Act
  • Phased returns, reasonable adjustments, and absence management in relation to mental health
  • Signposting to local networks that offer mental health support


Mental Health Awareness

This training is for anyone interested in increasing their awareness of mental health issues and covers:

  • What is Mental Health?
  • Different models of mental health
  • Stress, vulnerability and coping strategies
  • Common diagnoses and how they affect peoples’ behaviour, thoughts, and feelings
  • Overview of mental health treatments and recovery


Bespoke Training

You can select elements of the packages as well as requesting additional topics that may be more specific to your organisation, to create a bespoke training package that will cover all your needs.

Please contact us to discuss your training needs.


Some of the companies we have trained include:

Leeds Beckett University, West Yorkshire Combined Authority, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, West Yorkshire Police, Yorkshire Ambulance, Yorkshire Sport, Direct Line, Loop Customer Service, HML, Foundation UK, Garbutt and Elliott, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Karma Nirvana, Aon, Capita, Canopy Housing, Network Rail and Canal and River Trust.

“Great training! Fantastic trainer – very knowledgeable but with a real, practical understanding of the realities of being a manager today. The depth of the training was perfect for one day as well as the mixture of discussion, information giving and activities”
Participant on Skills for Managers Course, Leeds Beckett University
“Was great, more people should be given this training as a global issue developing in mental health issues.”
Skills for Managers Course, Leeds Beckett University
“Enabled me to recognise signs of mental ill-health and deal appropriately, increasing effectiveness of management”
Participant on Skills for Managers Course, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
“It will assist me to support the mental health of my team”
Participant on Skills for Managers Course, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
“Really enjoyable, informative course. One of the most useful I have attended as a manager for some time”
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
“Very in depth and I now feel much more confident when / if a situation arises – I will recommend.”
Direct Line

Contact details

For more information please contact:


Leeds Mind
Clarence House
11 Clarence Road
Leeds, LS18 4LB

Tel:     0113 3055800
Fax:     0113 3055812

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