Funding boost helping staff with mental health training

24 January 2020

Funding boost helping staff with mental health training
Hospital managers are benefitting from mental health awareness training, thanks to funding from Imperial Health Charity.

Forming part of a £190,000 package of charity funding awarded to the Trust, the practical training includes common workplace scenarios to equip managers with the knowledge to spot the signs of mental health difficulties and provide additional support to their staff. The funding will also go towards recognising staff achievements through the Trust’s Make a Difference awards scheme.

Sue Grange, Deputy Director of Personal and Organisational Development at the Trust, said: There is increasing recognition of the need to be more aware and skilful in how we manage and support staff experiencing mental health problems.

“This training is aimed at any team leaders and managers to increase their knowledge and confidence at providing support for staff with a mental health problem, to respond helpfully and to support the person's recovery.”

Our funding is covering the cost of 200 hours of training sessions, which will be taking place over the course of the year.

To find out more about our grants programmes, which includes a variety of funds for staff and patients, click here