Mental Health at Work

Tools for recognizing, addressing and preventing psychological stress

More than every third person in Germany suffers from a (treatment-requiring) mental illness at some point in their lives. These include depression, anxiety disorders, burnout, psychoses and various addictions. In German companies, mental illness is among the most common causes of employee absences. The increasing number of absences caused by this kind of illness often confronts companies with major challenges. Many companies are uncertain how to respond to this development. In addition, companies, managers and employees are often not sufficiently prepared to deal with mentally stressed or ill employees.

Based on clinical practice, we know that the “wrong” way of dealing with mentally ill employees can lead to further conflicts and stress for the entire team. The result can often be further absenteeism and loss of performance. Despite this, many problems can be prevented by educating managers and employees on how to deal with mentally ill employees and how to react to the situation with the help of tried-and-tested support. A wide range of evidence-based preventative measures can be implemented in companies. “Healthy leadership” is becoming increasingly important.




Die TUM Campus Heilbronn gGmbH I Continuing Education


Certificate of attendance


2 runs per year



Program Fee:

1.180 € 690 €


10% discount for TUM Alumni


Target group:
  • Managers and business owners
  • Employees in the HR department
  • Works council members
  • Representatives for disabled employees
  • Training managers

On site: TUM Campus Heilbronn*

*We reserve the right to offer individual seminars as virtual events at short notice


2 days


Run 1: June 4-5, 2024 (Tue & Wed)
Run 2: September 23-24, 2024 (Mon & Tue)

Application deadline:

up to 2 weeks before course start

Academic Responsibility:
Access requirements:


What we offer you

Within the compact course “Mental health at work”, participants learn about the causes and consequences of stress as well as various signs of mental stress and illness. Using a proven communication system, participants will learn how to approach affected employees and how to respond to acute crises. Best practices from companies provide further valuable tips on how to deal successfully with psychological stress. To ensure that they can not only react in specific cases, but also proactively establish preventative structures, participants learn about preventative measures at an organizational, management and individual level.

After completing the course, participants will be familiar with measures and aids for recognizing, addressing and preventing psychological stress and will be able to apply these themselves.


The compact course combines theoretical knowledge with application-oriented practice. Participants receive comprehensive course documentation and additional information material. The mix of lectures, multimedia elements and interactive group work appeals to different learning types and simplifies the transfer of knowledge. To further support the transfer of content, participants receive access to a free phone consultation service (valid for one year after completion of the course).









Recognizing mental stress at work

→ Figures and statistics

→ Common clinical patterns

→ Acute mental health crises

→ Signs of mental illness


→ Overcoming emotional barriers

→ Training in a field-tested communication system

→ Best practices from leading companies

Developing solutions together within the company

→ Adapting the workload to resilience

→ Returning to work after illness

→ Support offers

Prevention of psychological stress

→ Causes and consequences of stress

→ Dealing with employees at risk of burnout

→ Prevention of mental stress


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