Mental Health Courses

Raise awareness, promote understanding and support wellbeing in your workplace with our range of mental health courses. 

Our courses help overcome the stigma surrounding mental health challenges and offer practical strategies for addressing these issues in professional settings. The training programmes help protect mental health, improve work-life balance and build resilience to support long-term mental wellbeing and improve productivity.

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About Our Mental Health Courses

Employees can feel overwhelmed without strategies to cope with workplace demands. Feeling this pressure over extended periods can cause employees’ mental health to suffer, impacting job satisfaction, productivity and staff turnover.

Our mental health courses address common workplace mental health challenges, such as anxiety, depression, and stress. They raise awareness about workplace mental health issues and help staff develop healthy coping mechanisms and openly communicate. Providing training also shows you care as an employer, making staff feel valued and able to communicate openly. These workplace developments help improve productivity and staff retention as well as reduce the costs of absenteeism or poor mental health.

Why Are Mental Health Courses Important?

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), there were 914,000 cases of work-related stress, depression and anxiety reported in 2021/22 in Great Britain. This resulted in a total loss of 17 million working days, which is more than those lost to physical injury or ill health.

Training can address mental health issues before they impact your employees’ overall wellbeing and company performance. These courses equip employees with valuable tools and strategies to manage their own mental health and support others. They also help to reduce the stigma surrounding these issues and promote open communication within the workplace. 

These improvements help employees become more resilient, engaged and productive, which contributes to company performance and growth.

Are You Aware of Your Responsibilities?

As an employer, it is your legal duty to support your employees’ overall health. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Section 2, you must protect the health and safety of employees, including their mental wellbeing.

Your duty of care toward your employees’ mental health and wellbeing includes:

  • Creating a safe and healthy working environment
  • Preventing discrimination and harassment
  • Conducting regular risk assessments that include potential sources of stress or anxiety
  • Proactively addressing mental health concerns in the workplace
  • Training employees to recognise signs of distress in themselves and their colleagues
  • Taking reasonable steps to support employees’ mental health and wellbeing
  • Accommodating employees suffering from mental health conditions
  • Complying with legislation

Our mental health courses help you fulfil these duties, protect your employees’ mental health and create an open, supportive and more productive workplace.

Why Choose Mental Health Courses with Human Focus?

Study anytime & in bite-size sessions
Discounts on volume purchases
More affordable than classroom training
Excellent trainee support
Ensure compliance with the relevant legislation
Learn how to identify and manage poor mental health
Reduce stigma and raise awareness of mental health issues in the workplace
Improve employees’ wellbeing and productivity

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Frequently Asked Questions

The mental health awareness training course gives you the essential knowledge and skills to recognise, understand and respond to mental health issues. It focuses on increasing awareness of common mental health conditions, reducing stigma, and promoting early intervention and support.

Mental health training aims to increase awareness of mental health issues and equip you with practical skills to support yourself and others. Training programmes also promote a more compassionate and inclusive work environment to improve staff wellbeing and enhance productivity.

Mental health training helps develop an understanding of mental illnesses and lets you recognise signs of anxiety, stress or depression in yourself or your colleagues. It teaches you how to respond appropriately to mental health problems and promotes a healthier and more supportive work culture. This not only improves the wellbeing of individuals but also contributes to increased productivity and reduced absenteeism.

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, employers are legally required to ensure their employees’ health and safety, including their mental wellbeing. While not mandatory, providing mental health training is a proactive and responsible approach to fulfilling these obligations and creating a mentally healthy workplace.

Similar to traditional first aid training, mental health first aid training teaches individuals how to provide initial support to someone experiencing a mental health crisis or challenge. Training equips participants with the knowledge and skills to identify signs of mental health distress and offer help. It plays a crucial role in early intervention and improved outcomes for mental health conditions.