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Mental Health Awareness

Create a culture that supports staff to be open about their mental health

Mental Health Awareness creates a culture that supports staff to be open about their mental health, including management of an employee’s time off sick and their return to work.

Course content

  • Defining and understanding mental health
  • Statistics and economic impact
  • The mental health continuum
  • Risk and protective factors
  • Awareness – stigma and discrimination
  • The importance/influence of workplace culture and promoting positive MH
  • Stress and the stress/performance model
  • Common mental health problems, signs and symptoms
  • Understanding psychosis
  • Suicide and self-harm (risk assessment)
  • Offering support and opening conversations
  • Self-help and signposting to available services/support
  • Managing mental ill health at work
  • Reasonable adjustment and return to work following absence
  • Changing workplace culture


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