Mental Health in the Workplace Training Course

NEW and Preceding Government Legislation: Mental Health in the Workplace (Level 3) Working conditions can have a huge impact on the mental health of your employees.

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The mental health of your valuable workforce can impact the working environment.

  1. Women in full-time employment are nearly twice as likely to have a common mental health problem as full-time employed men (19.8% vs 10.9%).
  2. Evidence suggests that 12.7% of all sickness absence days in the UK can be attributed to mental health conditions.
  3. Better mental health support in the workplace can save UK businesses up to £8 billion per year.

The above has been extracted from the Mental Health Statistics provided by the Mental Health Foundation.

Mental Health in the Workplace is a two-day course, on successful completion participants will receive a CPD certified qualification, which is valid for three years.

The course will cover but not be limited to understanding:

  • Mental health and related health problems.
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of anxiety, phobias, depression, bipolar and schizophrenia.
  • Legislation and your responsibilities in the workplace under mental health.
  • How to promote a healthy workplace
  • Why mental health is not discussed at work.
  • How to recognise a problem and support an employee with mental health related problems
  • The impact on the workplace of unidentified mental health problems.
  • How to implement an action plan to promote the recovery of mental ill health

At the end of each day, there will be an open response assessment.

Learning outcomes are mapped to meet the Mental Health in the Workplace Level 3 (VTQ) criterion.Including but not limited to:

  • Able to describe examples of mental health problems
  • Understand social and cultural attitudes to mental illness
  • Recognise how media is involved in mental ill health
  • Define what is meant by the term stress and explain how it affects people
  • Recognise other types of legislation that apply to Mental Health UK
  • Understand The Management Standards Approach

This training will be facilitated by Stuart Barrett. Stuart has been a qualified teacher for more than 25 years with experience in various managerial roles, he is now a qualified trainer in the disciplines of Mental Health in the Workplace, Safeguarding, First Aid, Forest School and Bushcraft.

Dates: Tuesday/ Wednesday 17th and 18th September

Location: Salisbury venue to be confirmed

Timings: 0930 to 1630 each day with a one-hour lunch break, to provide a minimum of 12 hours of tuition.

Price: £160pp (plus VAT) £192 (Inc. VAT)

While tea and coffee will be provided morning and afternoon each day, lunch is the responsibility of the delegate.

If you would like to find out more or wish to book a place please email or call 01722 326 390.

Please be aware that Photographic Proof of Identity will be required on the day, participation is not possible without the sight of a Passport or photographic Driving Licence.

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