Covered in this course
This training course is broken down into 4 sections
- 1 Mental Health Awareness
- 2 Mental Health Problems
- 3 Wellbeing Toolkit
- 4 External Help
This section introduces mental health and raises awareness about removing stigma, the importance of mental health training, the common triggers of poor mental health, and it provides an insight into the influence of negative thought patterns.
Section two talks about poor mental health and how to manage it - particularly loneliness, stress, anxiety and depression. It looks at changes in behaviour and what to keep an eye on, and it has additional resources that provide an overview of other mental illnesses, such phobias, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, eating disorders and panic attacks - to name a few.
This section is your wellbeing toolkit that can be used to manage day-to-day mental health. It offers a variety of insights, mini exercises, practical strategies, recommendations and some food for thought so you can use what suits you. It also explains the importance of creating a Wellbeing Action Plan at work.
This short final section is a hub for external mental health management. It offers you many starting points for improving mental health, or simply to maintain good mental health. It provides information on books, magazines, websites, apps, helplines and the different types of counselling and therapy that are out there - and how you can get started.
About this course
Mental Health is a serious subject. Nearly two-thirds of people say that they have experienced mental ill-health. In fact, the HSE report that mental ill-health (specifically stress, depression or anxiety) is now accountable for over 50% of all working days lost and 51% of work-related ill health in 2019/20.
One of the biggest challenges with poor mental health is removing the stigma that surrounds it. Many don't hesitate to seek help for physical pain or problem, yet so many of us ignore emotional and mental health issues - or we feel too embarrassed, confused or scared to talk about them. This Mental Health Awareness Training discusses mental health the way you would a headache or the flu, and it encourages you to take care of yourself as you would a loved one.
This course raises awareness, it explains how to approach mental health and remove stigma; and also provides simple tools, tips, and ideas for day-to-day wellbeing management (for yourself and others). It's also a fantastic supporting tool for organisations looking to achieve compliance with the new ISO 45003 standard.
Happy staff equal healthier, more productive, and more successful staff. Put simply, good mental health is a win-win for every employee and their organisation.
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Mental Health Awareness certificate
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Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.
This Mental Health Awareness Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.
As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
What does my certificate include?
Your Mental Health Awareness Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.
Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.
2,820 real user reviews
Useful and helpful
This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars
This was a really good mental health awareness course in easy to understand language
Great tips and encouragement
A very pleasant and useful course: easy to work through and containing useful tips, tools and encouragement. Thank you
Clear and concise
This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars
The animations made me dizzy.
I have moderate anxiety and some animations, especially busy, scratchy or fast moving animations like on slide 11, are a particular trigger for me. Given that this is a mental health course, fewer dark/gloomy graphics should be used. I don't think enough thought has been put into how people with clinical disorders would see this course. I don't feel it would be particularly suitable for those with epilepsy either.
Very good training
Very good presentation on an important subject that people find difficult to express and fully understand at all levels
very in depth and helpful
Excellent course, really helps how you deal with various situations and change your mindset.
Clear and interesting
A good introduction for the basics of mental health. I probably feel I'd benefited from a more in-depth course, but it's very clear for beginners and useful for those who might be experiencing mental health issues themselves.
Why is this training important?
Under the HASAWA 1974, employers must “so far as is reasonably practicable” protect the health and safety of employees by removing or reducing workplace risks.
There's more to Mental Health Awareness training than just improving staff wellbeing. Research shows that by investing £1 into staff wellbeing, business owners can expect to see returns of £5 on average. Put simply, happier staff equal more productive staff.
Working towards ISO 45003 compliance?
Section 6 of the ISO 45003 guidance document is all about planning actions to address risks and opportunities. The guidance suggests that one of the key ways to address psychological risks in the workplace is by “increasing resources that assist workers to deal with psychosocial risks by raising awareness and understanding through effective training”.
What is ISO 45003?
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