Behavioral Health Basics for Managers

Life Happens. We’re Here to Help.

Unlock your potential, and empower your team.

Included in your Core EAP package, EFR is now offering three complimentary behavioral health workshops for managers in your organization! These workshops are designed to equip you as a leader with the knowledge and skills to empower your team to their full potential. They are included in your benefit at no cost. Explore the options below and contact your account manager when you’re ready to schedule. 

Three Complimentary Workshops

Audience:

Managers & Supervisors

Length:

1 hour

Effective leaders, especially those who obtain and sustain success, bring their best selves to work. These leaders make good decisions, communicate effectively, and stay focused and energized.

Course Objectives:

  1. Review why it’s important to lead from your best self
  2. Learn how managing stress and reducing self-critical thoughts lead to higher performance
  3. Explore effective approaches and techniques that can lessen stress and improve outlook
  4. Examine how to make the workplace psychologically safe, including how to effectively communicate with team members who are struggling

Audience:

Managers & Supervisors

Length:

1 hour

Not all workplace conversations are equal – some are extremely important and charged with emotions. This workshop will help leaders gain knowledge and skills about how to navigate difficult conversations and get solutions while maintaining and building relationships.

Course Objectives:

  1. Review internal alarms and reactions, including what you can do to calm yourself when you are reacting versus responding
  2. Understand how to address difficult situations and challenging personalities
  3. Address how to validate others and seek to understand their viewpoint while maintaining boundaries and expectations
  4. Explore how to find common purpose with others by looking for their underlying needs

Audience:

Managers & Supervisors

Length:

1 hour

This session will help leaders become more fluent in recognizing and understanding common mental health issues, including their prevalence and how they impact the workplace. Leaders will also learn about why people don’t seek help, how this is changing, and general principles in working with employees who are struggling with mental health issues.

Course Objectives:

  1. Review common mental health disorders
  2. Understand how mental health issues impact the workplace and how leaders can recognize when this is happening
  3. Explore barriers, stigma, and access to services for those living with mental health disorders
  4. Understand general principles on effectively managing mental health workplace issues

Maddox

Student Assistance Program (SAP) & Outpatient Counseling

Maddox*, an elementary-aged student, struggled with anger outbursts, physical aggression, and difficulties with problem-solving. After spending years off-and-on in therapy seeking treatment with various providers only to remark that “none seemed to want to listen,” Maddox’s parents sought SAP services through their district. 

Today, Maddox is completing his SAP sessions and moving towards outpatient counseling. He has reduced his anger outbursts and has learned skills to help him successfully navigate challenging days.