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Mental Health in the Workplace

As an employer, you must take mental health in the workplace extremely seriously. There are many types of mental health issues, with many very well hidden by the person in question, but are you or your team able to spot the signs and offer support? Many issues can happen suddenly, maybe because of a specific event in their lives, or it can build up gradually over time.

Some of the more obvious mental health conditions are stress, anxiety and depression however there are other forms of mental ill health such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia with some very different signs, and ultimately requiring signposting to different areas.

A mental health issue can be considered a disability by if it has a ‘substantial adverse effect’ on the life of your employee meaning, for example, they struggle to focus on tasks and it takes them longer than usual to complete; it lasts (or is expected to) 12 months and it affects their ability to complete normal daily activities such as timekeeping and holding conversation or interacting with other people. The symptoms of the mental health issue do not have to be present all the time to be considered a form of disability.

Our mental health training courses can help you create a supportive environment within your organisation which may encourage your employees to talk openly about their mental health issues with qualified mental health first aiders, or with other colleagues qualified in the awareness of mental health issues.

Available Mental Health Training Courses

  • Level 2 Award in Introduction to Mental Health Awareness
  • Level 2 Award in Introduction to Mental Health First Aid
  • Level 3 Award in Understanding Mental Health in the Workplace for Managers
  • Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness (Distance Learning. Geographical Restrictions Apply)

Each of our mental health training courses are fully certificated on successful completion of the open workbook.

Contact us to book onto a mental health training course or to find out more the mental health training courses available by completing the enquiry form or contacting us by email or telephone.

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