In the UK, 1 in 4 people are experiencing a mental health problem. Knowledge of the topic remains largely limited in the workplace, and consequently, many employers and managers can do little to help. The knock on effect of this can mean the worsening of an employees’ mental health.

This training course has been designed as an introduction to mental health to raise an awareness of how important it is in 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 foster tolerance and understanding in the workplace.

Who Should Take This Course?

Our 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 in the workplace. The course is designed as an introduction to mental health – no prior knowledge or training is needed.

Aims of the Course

By the end of this course, learners will:

  • 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 individual 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.

  • Have knowledge of the workplace adjustments that can be made to help an employee with a mental health problem.