Supporting line managers

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Supportive leadership is critical for promoting individual and organisational health, performance and effectiveness. It is important to work with your line managers as they often have the biggest impact on staff health and wellbeing. If a line manager is supportive, staff are much more likely to feel valued and part of the organisation as a whole. We have put together a range of tools to support line managers and help improve your staff's health and wellbeing. 

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Line manager training

The role of the line manager is identified as having a profound impact on employee health and wellbeing. Here you will find out more about the training programmes we have rolled out with line managers across the NHS and how you can support your staff.

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Managers guide on supporting workplace mental wellbeing

These pages offer information and support for line managers on mental health issues. The guidance covers creating a positive mental health culture in the workplace and supporting staff with mental health problems.

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Seven steps to effective management

Supporting and empowering individual employees will strengthen the whole team. There are simple ways to manage your team more effectively. They don’t have to need more time or money, and most you can start right away.


Managers guide on health and wellbeing in appraisals

All of the evidence suggests that the role of the line manager in promoting and embedding health and wellbeing in an organisation is crucial.

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