Anxiety & Depression


report experiencing anxiety


have a diagnosis of depression


report mental health problems at work


Why is mental health training important?

208 million people in the world have depression. Thats 5% of all adults globally. In the UK, a quarter of the population report experiencing symptoms of anxiety and a fifth of the population have a diagnosis of depression. What’s more, these figures are continuing to rise year on year. This comes at a time when NHS waiting lists are longer than ever and many people repeort being unable to access the support they need.

Work is a huge part of people’s lives, not just being the place where we spend the majority of our time, but providing a sense of accomplishment, purpose, identity and value. When work is not going well, this can have a huge impact a person’s mental health. Even when work struggles are not the initial cause, when a person is experiencing anxiety and depression this will impact their ability to function at work. This means that companies are uniquely placed to recognise mental health difficulties in their employees and to offer them appropriate support.

How can this benefit my business?

Mental health costs UK employers 56 billion annually and 109 million working days are lost in the UK every year due to anxiety and depression, at a cost of 9 billion to the UK economy. 

When employees are struggling with anxiety and depression, this will have an inevitable impact on their performance and motivation at work. The evidence shows that companies that take steps to safeguard their employees mental health and provide training on management strategies, have better rates of staff attendance, staff retention and even higher annual turnover. For every £1 spent on employee’s mental wellbeing, companies save £5.

What’s more, under UK law, employers have a legal duty to safeguard their employees mental health at work. There are numerous benefits to both employees and employers in taking a proactive approach to supporting mental health.

If your business is committed to taking action now to prevent suicide in your workplace, here are the next steps.

Step 1

Get buy in from the right people. Consider the different needs of the different teams, departments and seniority levels in your company.

Step 2

Reach out to us to arrange an initial call. We will discuss your businesses needs and how we can meet them sucessfully. 

Step 3

Work with us to develope your bespoke training and consider best most effective ways to market this company wide.

Step 4

Attend the training and embed this using a tailor made crisis management plan and psychologically valid strategies.

Step 5

Debrief call to discuss the feedback from the attendees and to consider options for ongoing support within the company.

We understand that no two businesses are the same, so we have developed three seperate packages to meet any company’s needs.

Dr Airey & Dr Woolley

The Comprehensive Collection??

This is our recommended package for those who want to deliver comprehensive training to their staff.

  • 30 minute exploratory call to discuss comapny’s needs.
  • 1/2 day Anxiety & Depression Training.
  • 30 minutes debrief call to discuss ongoing management.

The Streamlined Strategy

We understand smaller business will be constrained by time and budget, so we also offer a streamlined version of the training which covers the main points without breaking the bank.

  • 2 hr Anxiety & Depression Training.
  • 1 hour debrief call to consider ongoing management.



Dr Charlotte Airey & Dr Rebecca Woolley
Dr Airey & Dr Woolley

The Premium Programme

For larger companies with multiple departments and roles with varying needs, this package offers an all-encompassing approach for your entire staff from senior management to new recruits.

  • 1 hour exploratory call to discuss comapany’s needs.
  • 1/2 day Anxiety & Depression Training for management.
  • 1/2 day Anxiety & Depression Training for more junior staff.
  • 1 hour debrief call to discuss ongoing management.
  • Bespoke company mental health policy designed by our experts.