Proactively and responsibly support your employees’ mental wellbeing

Mental health has always been an important factor in how our employees, teams and organisations succeed. But perhaps it has only been in recent years that leaders and managers have acknowledged the role they have to play in ensuring the mental well-being of those they work with.

Without a doubt the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted many of the issues that organisations must deal with, but the need to support the mental health of everyone within the business existed before the pandemic and will continue to do so, likely even more than before.


The conditions of uncertainty, volatility and complexity in which we all work have a toll on each of us. Stress and anxiety are familiar to all of us, as well as the need to continually build our motivation, confidence and resilience in the face of challenge.

The role of leader is a critical one. Leaders set the conditions in which those around them thrive or fail. Whether considering a team who you line manage or the broad organisation which you lead, anyone in a leadership role has a responsibility to ensure the mental health of their employees is factored in at all times.


As an introduction to this programme, join our free webinar where Dr Olivia Remes will discuss how we can increase the effectiveness of your organisation through looking at employee mental health and well-being.

Key features

  • Grounded in rigorous research – As the importance of mental health becomes more widely acknowledged, make sure the guidance and knowledge you receive is reliable – with our academic expert, we have ensured that this programme is grounded in reliable, practical and academically led content.
  • For now and the future – This is a programme that will help you face current challenges personally and professionally, as well as preparing and equipping yourself for future challenges. Each module is highly relevant to the current context and will also be vital foundations for organisational mental health in the future.
  • Highly practical – At the Møller Institute, we go beyond just learning and understanding – you will learn, apply and practise tools and techniques to support mental health at both individual and team levels.
  • Fully online – All modules are delivered in a virtual environment, allowing you to access the learning and content safely and conveniently.
  • Interactive – Connecting with real people in our live sessions is designed to go beyond pre-recorded videos and lessons so that you can learn from others in similar situations and expand your networks.

Learning outcomes

We will explore the relationship between mental wellbeing and workplace performance; how to increase productivity while not compromising work-life balance; and actionable strategies for getting rid of distractions and attaining work flow. We will highlight why these aspects are important for agile leadership. In a context where mental health is increasingly important and work and home life boundaries are increasingly blurred, we will look at the ways that managers as well as individuals can support professional life and development whilst maintaining a healthy mind.

Learning outcomes include:

  • learning to evaluate how mental wellbeing can affect and enhance efficient working;
  • understanding the signs of stress and burnout, and how this impacts productivity;
  • knowledge of science-based strategies of agile leadership to encourage people to work faster and in a productive way, without putting in overtime or compromising work-life balance; and
  • the ability to use practical tools and approaches to create a plan to support your team’s mental health in the workplace, achieve flow, and increase engagement.


Who is the programme for?

The impact of the global pandemic has highlighted the prevalence of mental health, and the merging of home and work life means that positive wellbeing must now be considered as a key factor in supporting employee performance.

As such, this programme is suitable for those responsible for a team, across all levels of the organisation.

Mental health and effective working is particularly relevant to managers focusing on work performance.

Picture of Dr Olivia Remes at Moller Institute

Dr Olivia Remes

Programme Director

Dr. Olivia Remes is a mental health researcher at the University of Cambridge, a coach, and motivational speaker.

Olivia has developed a system of coping strategies that help people thrive and flourish, attain mental wellbeing, and overcome setbacks in life. She has delivered seminars and webinars on mental wellbeing to organisations around the world, helping people learn how to thrive in spite of adversity and change. Her PhD at the University of Cambridge, based on data from over 30,000 people, focused on what makes people anxious and depressed, and coping strategies that protect against poor mental health.


All of our programmes are reviewed and approved by The Møller Institute’s Education Standards Committee. The committee examine context, relevance, design, content, structure and delivery methodology together with the appropriateness of faculty and scope to engage delegates to embed the learning to create real impact.

The Møller Institute is also an approved provider of Executive Education meeting the standards set by the University of Cambridge Board of Executive and Professional Education.

This is one of three modules within our Leading mental health in the workplace programme, upon completion of all three modules, a certificate of completion will be awarded.

Programme details


£450 + VAT

14 - 23 June, 2021

Delivered fully online, with live sessions at the following times:

- Wednesday 16 June, 12:00 BST
- Wednesday 23 June, 12:00 BST

13 - 22 September, 2021

Delivered fully online, with live sessions at the following times:

- Wednesday 15 September, 12:00 BST
- Wednesday 22 September, 12:00 BST