Mental Health Awareness
1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives, even in the workplace. What’s unfortunate is that many employers and managers simply don’t understand enough about the mental health and so can do little to help, This can often result in a person’s mental health worsening.
This training course has been designed as an introduction to mental health to raise an awareness of how important it is to the workplace. The course provides an overview of mental health problems, outlining some of the symptoms and effects, and explains what you can do to help colleagues feel supported and encouraged. The course aims to promote positive mental health and demonstrate how easy it can be for employers to make adjustments in order to encourage tolerance and understanding in the workplace.
- Developed by mental health professionals
- Approximate Duration: 4 hours
- On completion, certificate
Who Should Take This Course?
This Mental Health Awareness course is suitable for all HR workers, managers, supervisors and employers who wish to understand more about mental health conditions so that employees can be better supported and positive mental health can be encouraged in the workplace. The course is designed as an introduction to mental health and so no pre-requisite knowledge or training is needed.
Our course is broken into modules, and this includes an assessment at the end:
- Introduction – what is mental health? Statistics, general causes and symptoms, stigma, what you can do to help, mental health information about the law at work and risk evaluation.
- Types of Mental Health Problem – a look at the different kinds of mental health issues including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, phobias, Panic attacks, Stress, schizophrenia, eating disorders, self-harm, and loneliness.
- Managing a Mental Health Problem – tips and self-help tools to improve wellbeing, setting goals, peer support, sleep, diet, exercise, drugs and alcohol, mindfulness, taking a break, medication and recovery.
- Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace – why mental health is not discussed at work and recognising a problem, talking about mental health, and supporting a colleague, promoting a healthy workplace and tips for managers.
- Workplace Adjustments – why we need adjustments and what this means and what can be done to help an employee to return to work and tips for managers?
Aims of the Course
By the end of this course, learners will be able :
- Understand what is meant by ‘mental health’.
- Be aware of the legal responsibilities that employers have in regards to mental health.
- Have an understanding of some of the most common mental health problems.
- Understand ways in which people can manage their mental health to make everyday living easier.
- Be aware of how to support a colleague with a mental health problem in the workplace.
- Understand how to promote a healthy, non-discriminatory working environment.
- Know the workplace adjustments that can be made to help an employee with a mental health problem.
An assessment is taken on completion of the training. You will be asked 10 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked on the day, so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don’t pass, don’t worry! You can retake the test with no extra charge.