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Supporting Your Staff Through Mental Health


This course provides information about mental health and wellbeing for employers and managers. It is aimed at business owners and managers in a variety of settings who want to better understand and support people with mental health problems.

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Course Description

This course looks at the six main factors affecting mental health and wellbeing at work and how you can support your employees through helping to define mental health, look at the symptoms, the impact it can have, legislation surrounding mental health and how to devise an action plan which promotes positive mental wellbeing in the workplace.

The impact of mental health in the workplace saw 0.5 million employees suffer from work-related stress and 11.7 million working days were lost in 2016. On average each case saw 24 working days lost at a cost of up to £10 billion per year in the public sector.

The course is suited for business owners and managers in a variety of settings. A positive, healthy workplace culture can increase productivity, morale and create a more pleasurable atmosphere.

Reasonable adjustments must be made for employees who report their mental health problems as a disability under The Equality Act 2010. This course explains what adjustments should be made and what to do if these adjustments do not work.

Who should take this course?

This course is aimed at managers and business owners across all industries, no matter the size of the workforce, who want to better understand and support people with mental health problems.

What does this course cover?

This course will help you to support and understand your employee’s mental health through a series of modules and lessons, which aim to address the following areas:

  • Define mental health and the key influencing factors.
  • Identify the symptoms of a range of common mental health issues.
  • Describe the impact of mental health issues on the workplace.
  • Summarise the legislation associated with mental health at work
  • Device an action plan as to how you can promote mental wellbeing in your workplace and support your staff.

Supporting Your Staff Through Mental Health Certificate

Learners will be able to download a digital certificate on completion. The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.



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