Mental Health Awareness & Understanding

Mental Health Awareness
  • Duration: 2 hours

Synopsis of Mental Health Awareness

The Mental Health Awareness course will give you a greater understanding of what people suffering from mental health problems go through. This includes different types of mental health condition.

You will have an understanding of the legal responsibilities needed to be undertaken by the employer.

You will be aware of how to support a colleague suffering from mental health problems, promote a healthy, non-discriminatory working environment and what may be needed in the way of workplace adjustments to aid an employee with mental health problems returning to work.

The course consists of 4 modules with an evaluation at the end of each completed module.


Course Contents

Module 1: Introduction

  • What is mental health?
  • Mental health statistics, stigma & discrimination
  • The Equality Act 2010 and why it is important
  • Causes of mental health problems

Module 2: Types of Mental Health Problems

  • What types of mental health problems are there?
  • Self-management of mental health conditions
  • Spotting early warning signs

Module 3: Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace

  • The cost of mental ill-health at work – Key facts
  • Why is mental health not discussed at work?
  • Recognizing a problem
  • Talking about mental health
  • Supporting a colleague as a manager
  • Case Study
  • Promoting a healthy workplace

Module 4: Return to Work & Workplace Adjustments

  • ‘Fit Notes’ & proof of sickness
  • Return to work plan
  • What is a ‘workplace adjustment’?
  • Possible types of workplace adjustments
  • Supporting an employee to return to work
  • Tips for managers when people return to work

References

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/mental-health-problems-introduction/types-of-mental-health-problems/#.WykS0fZFyUk

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/basics/what-is-mental-health

https://www.rethink.org/living-with-mental-illness/mental-health-laws/discrimination

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/mental-health-problems-introduction/#.WyoWsPZFyUk

https://www.cipd.co.uk/knowledge/culture/well-being/mental-health-support-report

https://www.nice.org.uk/news/article/healthy-workplaces-make-happy-and-effective-employees

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/fit-note


There is no review for this course

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