According to Nuffield Health, an overwhelming 80% of UK workers feel that working from home has negatively impacted their mental health.

The responsibility for staff’s mental health doesn’t just stop in the office, it goes beyond that. With remote working being the norm for public sector organisations for the foreseeable future, it is essential that organisations are proactively looking at ways to improve the mental wellbeing of their staff.

With your team working remotely, it poses significant challenges for you as a public sector leader: it limits your access to them; it’s more difficult to read their emotions and to monitor their health and wellbeing.

At Understanding ModernGov we understand these challenges facing public sector staff and want to help your leaders overcome the complexities around managing remote workers mental health.

This Remotely Managing Your Teams Mental Health in-house training can be specifically designed for your organisation and employees.

Book this in-house course to see how remote working impacts mental health; identify key triggers and stressors; develop strategies and techniques to help your remote team to pursue greater mental wellbeing, and develop a mental health plan that works for remote working.

Learning Outcomes

  • Review mental health and the remote workplace
  • Identify triggers and stressors in the remote working environment
  • Help your remote team to pursue greater mental wellbeing
  • Create your own wellness action plan
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

Enquire About In-House Training

To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
[email protected]


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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 09:45

Ice Breaker and Clarification of Learning Objectives

09:45 - 10:45

Reviewing Mental Health and the Remote Workplace

  • Challenging misconceptions and stigma surrounding mental health
  • Gain the latest guidance on mental health and remote working
  • Understand your legal duties when it comes to safeguarding staff mental health
  • Understanding the effects of poor mental health on employees
  • How mental health affects your organisation
10:45 - 11:00


11:00 - 12:00

Identifying Triggers and Stressors in Your Remote Work Environment

  • Recognising good and bad practice
  • The difference between pressure and stress – positive driver vs. negative energy sap
12:00 - 13:00

Employee Strategies: Helping Your Remote Team to Pursue Mental Wellbeing

  • Practicing self-care whilst working from home
  • Having virtual conversations around mental health
  • The importance of supporting colleagues
  • Tackling loneliness
13:00 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:00

Reflection Session

  • Trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course
  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
14:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Designing a Mental Health Plan that Works for Your Team

  • Creating your own wellness action plan
  • Practicing responses in disclosure conversations
  • Determining useful tools and resources to signpost
16:00 - 16:15

Round Up and Key Takeaways