Mental Health Awareness

Overview 

This course gives the skills, knowledge, and confidence to support colleagues and improve workplace wellbeing. We will look at the aspects of our lives that mental health can affect and put a spotlight on strategies for identifying conditions and techniques for managing our own and others’ mental health.

We will look at mental health and associated stigmas with a view to developing cultural changes in the workplace and having open, honest communications. We will learn about self care, the benefits of mindfulness and develop an action plan.

Learning objectives
  • Explore what is meant by mental health and wellbeing 
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems 
  • Explain the relevance of mental health in the workplace 
  • Develop strategies for dealing with stigma 
  • Understand the importance of self care and signposting to further resources 
Delivery method 

Can be delivered face to face, online or blended either in person or virtually e.g.  Teams/Zoom. Learners will have access to our learning platform where they can refer to the materials, watch extra resources such as videos and interactive activities and access links to organisations, for those that want to take their learning further. 

A full day is recommended for staff with little or no previous experience. For those with prior knowledge, a half day is recommended as a condensed session with post course materials. 

Workshops combine presentation slides, interactive exercises, individual reflection and group discussion.