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 from the Readiness Supportive Leadership Training (RESULT) study and evaluated with an active duty U.S. Army population.
The training has now been translated and is applicable for all branches of the military to enhance resilience in the face of stressful and hazardous workplace situations in a myriad of contexts.
"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.
The program consists of a one-hour online training, followed by six weeks of follow-up activities that delve deeper into specific training concepts.
Steps in the program
There are two parts to the Mental Health Support Training for Military Leaders - the online training and follow up activities that reinforce the concepts from the training. Each step below provides a link for easy access.
1. Get StartedThe Safety & Health Improvement Program begins with a Start Guide. This guide helps introduce 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 aspect of the program. ACCESS ONLINE TRAINING (60 min)
3. Supervisor Behavior TrackingOnce the online supervisor training is completed, the supervisor behavior tracking is designed to help reinforce learned behaviors. Behavior tracking takes a few minutes a day and lasts for two weeks. Not only does this reinforce what is learned in the online training, it also helps track supportive supervisor patterns towards employees. The Behavior Tracking Guide provides instructions and examples for tracking behaviors. Tracking can be done using the format found in the tracking guide. Alternatively, notecards, logs, journaling, or a behavior training phone app can be used for tracking. It is up to you and your organization to choose the method that works best for you. 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 aspect of the program to ensure practices are embedded into everyday work. DOWNLOAD THE FOLLOW UP GUIDE