Exercise for Mental Health

Course Duration: 20+ minutes

Approved By:
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Mental Health Resilience – Exercise

£25.00 +VAT

Courses Price per Course
1 - 10 £25.00
11 - 25 £22.00
26 - 50 £18.00
51 - 100 £12.00
101 - 200 £9.50

This online training course explores the importance of exercise for mental health. Research has made it clear that there is a strong connection between our minds and bodies. As such, the better we look after ourselves physically, the better we feel and the more clearly we think.

This programme looks at what exactly the science says about how our physical health impacts our resilience against stress and mood. It further explains how much exercise a person needs daily, tips that can help you get more exercise and how everybody can use these insights to boost their well-being.

Course Content

Mental Health Resilience – Exercise for Better Mental Health

This online course comprises the following sections:

  • How exercise has evolved to improve mental health
  • Exercise makes you smarter
  • Exercise protects against mental diseases
  • Exercise improves resilience against stress
  • Exercise makes you feel good or improves your mood
  • Exercise works as a powerful mental health promoter
  • How much exercise do you need?
  • Putting it into action – Ideas to help get more exercise

Learning Outcomes

By taking this online training course, users will have a greater awareness of:

  • The connection between physical activity and the brain
  • How exercise improves resilience against stress
  • Ways that physical activity can boost your mood
  • Tips for putting these thoughts into action

Why Exercise for Mental Health is Vital

At least one in six employees experience some form of a mental health issue, including depression and anxiety. Mental health is also a leading cause of sickness absence, costing employees and employers much time, money and suffering.

By incorporating a little more physical activity into our daily lives, we can help to alleviate the burden of these issues.

Studies have shown that there is a 20%-30% lower risk of depression in the adults participating in daily physical activities.

It was also found that the chances of getting depression lower to 22% in those who manage to do 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise a week than those who don’t, according to the National Health Service (NHS).

This emphasises the importance and benefits of exercise for mental health and wellbeing and also shows that these mood-enhancing activities are a great way to promote positive mental health.

Course Benefits

  • CPD certified course content and certification
  • Supports compliance with Health and Safety at Work regulations
  • Helps to reduce the stigma of mental illness
  • Improves workplace health, safety and wellness
  • Interactive course content
  • Mini quizzes to support retention

Course Details

Study length20+ minutes
Approval bodyCPD certified
Target audienceAll staff members - awareness
FormatOne interactive module with an end of course test
AssessmentOnline multiple-choice test
CertificationOnline certificate issued immediately on course completion
Certification validity duration3 years

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