It is clear from the studies we have conducted on Managing Mental Health in the Workplace and Working with Cancer that Line Managers play a pivotal role in supporting an employee with a long-term health condition. Whilst HR may have a set of clear policies it is how they are translated that is key to the successful support and retention of an employee.
Managing difficult conversations around conditions such as cancer and mental health can be very challenging in the workplace for a line manager with no experience or training in such situations.
At the request of an NHS Foundation Trust we have developed a tailored, 15 minute Line Manager’s Training Module on Working with Cancer, which is to be delivered as part of their training programme. The aim of the module is to enable Line Managers to effectively engage and support their colleagues with cancer, within their employer’s HR framework.
If you have a requirement for a specific workshop/training module which relates to managing long term health in the workplace we’d be delighted to talk through you requirements.
We also conduct group coaching for line managers who are committed to overcoming their challenges and limitations in managing stress, mental health and long term health conditions, such as cancer, in the workplace.
A culture of confidentiality, support and accountability pervades our sessions.