According to the WHO, there are currently 450 million people in the world experiencing some kind of mental health problem or disorder. Furthermore, we know that more than a fifth of the Portuguese population suffers from a psychiatric disorder and that Portugal is the second country in the European Union where psychiatric disorders are most prevalent. There is no doubt that this will have a direct impact on workplaces. So it's important to recognize the signs and symptoms of the most common mental health issues and learn how to start a conversation about mental health.

This workshop aims to raise awareness of what mental health is and its potential incidence and impact in the work context, to challenge stereotypes related to mental health, explore key warning signs and share insights to better address these issues with your teams.

What we’ll talk about

- Mental Health vs. Mental Illness - What is mental health and mental illness - What is not mental health

- Mental Disorders in the Workplace: the main warning signs:

a. Mood swings

b. Anxiety

c. Burnout

d. Low self-concept and self-esteem

e. Addiction

f. Changes in sleep, fatigue and low energy

g. Changes in eating behaviour

h. Detachment from reality (illusions), paranoia or hallucinations

i. Social difficulties (avoidance of friends and social activities)

j. Cognitive changes - concentration and learning problems

-How to start a conversation about mental health

a. Why is it so hard to talk about mental health

b. What is the role of leaders in early intervention and management of mental health problems

- Performance strategies for leaders

a. How to use the 3 P's - Plan, Prepare and Practice - to manage a potential mental health condition

b. Appropriate context to promote "difficult conversations”

c. Promoting conversational intelligence and avoiding conversational narcissism

d. Empathy and active listening

e. Self-care strategies

Details & Pricing


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Dr.ª Ana Sofia Silva

Clinical Psychologist. Master in Psychology (Clinical and Health specialization area) by Minho University. Post-graduation in Crisis, Emergency and Catastrophe Intervention by the Portuguese Institute of Psychology and other Sciences. Advanced Specialization in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies by the same Institute. Post-graduation in Evaluation in Forensic Psychology.


380€+VAT (20% discount for partners)

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