Mental health has become far less of a ‘taboo’ subject in recent years. This training raises awareness of mental health (particularly stress, depression and anxiety), provides tools and guidance for daily wellbeing-management, and aims to remove the stigma surrounding mental health.
Mental Health is a serious subject. Nearly two-thirds of people say that they have experienced a mental health problem and evidence suggests that poor mental health is responsible for almost 13% of all sickness absence days in the UK.
One of the biggest challenges with poor mental health is removing the stigma that surrounds it. Many don’t hesitate to seek help for a physical pain or problem, yet so many of us ignore emotional and mental health issues – or we feel too embarrassed, confused or scared to talk about them.
This Mental Health Awareness course discusses mental health the way you would a headache or the flu, and it encourages you to take care of yourself as you would a loved one. It explains how to approach mental health and remove stigma; and it also provides simple tools, tips and ideas for day-to-day wellbeing-management (for yourself and others).
Happy staff equal healthier, more productive and more successful staff.
Put simply, good mental health is a win-win for every employee and their organisation.
Mental Health Awareness Course Contents
1. Mental Health Awareness
This section introduces mental health and raises awareness about removing stigma, the importance of mental health training, the common triggers of poor mental health, and it provides an insight into the influence of negative thought patterns.
2. Mental Health Problems
Section two talks about poor mental health and how to manage it – particularly loneliness, stress, anxiety and depression. It looks at changes in behaviour and what to keep an eye on, and it has additional resources that provide an overview of other mental illnesses, such phobias, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, eating disorders and panic attacks – to name a few.
3. Wellbeing Toolkit
This section is your wellbeing toolkit that can be used to manage day-to-day mental health. It offers a variety of insights, mini exercises, practical strategies, recommendations and some food for thought so you can use what suits you. It also explains the importance of creating a Wellbeing Action Plan at work.
4. External Help
This short final section is a hub for external mental health management. It offers you many starting points for improving mental health, or simply to maintain good mental health. It provides information on books, magazines, websites, apps, helplines and the different types of counselling and therapy that are out there – and how you can get started.
Duration: 40 Minutes
Get in touch on 01206 363710 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request a free trial.