MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
for military personnel is critical to
readiness, resilience, and mission success
The Mental Health Support Training for Military Leaders is an evidence-based program developed as part of the Readiness Supportive Leadership Training (RESULT) study and evaluated with an active duty U.S. Army population.
The training has been adapted for all branches of the military to enhance resilience in the face of stressful and hazardous workplace situations.
"Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them."
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Improving mental health through supervisor support and team effectiveness.
This program was developed to train military leaders in supportive mentorship, leading to improved readiness, resilience, health and well-being of subordinates, as well as enhancing a positive culture of trust within units.
Steps in the program
There are two parts to the Mental Health Support Training for Military Leaders - a one-hour, online training and six weeks of follow-up activities that reinforce concepts from the training. Click on the links below for more information.
1. Getting StartedThe Safety & Health Improvement Program begins with a Start Guide. This guide introduces the program to your organization and provides step-by-step instructions on implementation. DOWNLOAD THE START GUIDE
2. Online Supervisor TrainingThe next step is the online supervisor training, an essential part of the program. ACCESS ONLINE TRAINING (60 min)
3. Supervisor Behavior TrackingSupervisor behavior tracking is designed to help reinforce lessons learned in the training. Behavior tracking takes a few minutes a day and lasts for two weeks. Not only does this reinforce the training, it also helps track supportive supervisor patterns of interactions with employees. The Behavior Tracking Guide provides instructions and examples for tracking behaviors. Tracking can be done using the format in the tracking guide or your organization can use logs, journaling, or a behavior training phone app. It is up to you and your organization to choose the method that works best. DOWNLOAD BEHAVIOR TRACKING GUIDE
4. Follow UpThe final step is a group discussion where supervisors and their teams meet to brainstorm solutions to improve work practices, communication, and the work environment. This is an essential part of the program to ensure practices are embedded into everyday work. DOWNLOAD THE FOLLOW UP GUIDE