PTSD Awareness for Managers

Is anyone on your team at risk of or already suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?
Half day


Good employee mental health is the foundation of a successful and productive team.

If your team includes people who have been working on the front line during the current crisis, they are much more exposed to the risks of developing mental health problems.

Most of the awareness around mental health issues at work have rightly focussed on anxiety and depression, because those are by far the most common problems. However, it's likely that the incidence of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) will increase, especially for people working In health care, social care, emergency services, education and other sectors where workers have been supporting people or dealing with the fallout of COVID-19.

How can managers recognise PTSD? And what should they do when they see it?

Our expert facilitator has current experience of working on the front line delivering a high risk service. He combines this experience with his expertise as a pschyotherapist to give you practical guidance on how you can recognise and respond to PTSD in the workplace.

What you'll learn

This practical course will:

  • Basic understanding of PTSD
  • Understand what PTSD looks like at work, how to recognise the signs and when to get involved
  • What is the role of the manager in supporting someone with PTSD or other common mental health problems
  • Understand why the fear of being judged is so important to people experiencing mental health problems
  • How to listen and have a conversation that is open and supportive
  • What to do in a crisis
  • How to make simple, reasonable adjustments that will help your team member remain productive

Who is it for?

Anyone who needs a better understanding of PTSD and how it might affect people in your organisation including managers in NHS, Police, Fire Service, Emergency Services, Social Care and other similar settings.

Your facilitator

Jonny Ward
Jonny Ward

Jonny Ward is a clinical psychotherapist, a firefighter and an experienced mental health first aid trainer. Jonny brings a deep compassion and empathy to his work because he knows first-hand what it's like to live with anxiety and depression. After personal and professional experiences of mental ill health in the form of rescues involving those in crises and losses of friends to suicide, he is passionate about both reducing mental health stigma and delivering quality training. He believes that all workplaces and all manager can be better at supporting people with mental ill health, and he focuses on pragmatism, reality and honesty to my teaching. Participants will gain confidence knowing that his training is based on pragmatic, honest and realistic advice.


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