This RoSPA-approved mental health resilience training creates awareness of how the human brain works, explores mind management techniques, and explains its role in promoting positive mental health.
The course explores a range of issues relevant to living a mentally healthy life, including: how our mental health constantly fluctuates, what habits support better mental health and which don’t, how social media and social interactions affect us, and the importance of sleep, diet, and exercise.
Mental health resilience is one’s ability to cope with daily stressors and more dramatic crises that will come up in our lives. It also puts us more in control of disorders such as depression and anxiety.
In life, sometimes things go smoothly. We have most of what we need, and we feel good about ourselves. But other times things are not as easy. Things like the death of a loved one, a financial difficulty, or a job that demands more than we have to give can give our mental health a beating.
Building resilience for mental health means finding ways to make our mental health sturdier. So that when challenges come up, we are more able to cope and stay on track.
There are habits that are proven by science to support your resilience and mental health. These include things like a healthy diet, exercise, mindfulness, and a strong social circle. By building these into our day-to-day lives, we will have a better mental resilience for whatever life throws at us.
Mental health is a growing issue in the workplace, across the UK. It is a key determinant for overall health. In addition, workplace stress and related mental health issues contribute to a variety of illnesses such as diabetes, back pains, and eating disorders.
One in six people experience mental health problems in the workplace. And some 12.7% of sickness absence days in Great Britain are attributed to poor mental health, according to the Health and Safety Executive.
This amounted to 17.9 million working days lost in 2019 due to mental health issues, at an average of 21.6 days per incident, according to the Labour Force Survey report of 2019 – 2020. Anxiety and depression were behind 51% of work-related cases of illness and 55% of lost working days.
There were 828,000 work-related cases of stress and depression,. This marks an increase from the previous year of 347,000 cases.
According to the World Health Organization, the main triggers of mental health issues in the workplace include:
- Unsatisfied/ inadequate health and safety policies for employees
- Poor management practices
- Limited participation of employees in decision making
- Low control over an employee’s area of work
- Strict or non-flexible working hours
- Unclear organisation’s objectives
- Low level of support for employees
Employers are responsible to protect the health and safety of employees “as much as practically possible”, under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
This means that employers must do all that they reasonably can to support their employee’s safety, health, and wellbeing. This includes:
- Ensuring safe work environment
- Protecting staff from discrimination
- Conducting risk assessments
The Equality Act 2010 mental health can be defined as a disability. This makes it one of nine protected characteristics. It is illegal for employers or fellow employees to discriminate for reasons related to any of these characteristics.
Employers must instead make reasonable adjustments in the workplace to assist any suh employee.
Employees are often reluctant to discuss mental illness conditions at work. Hence, employers must create a workplace that is supportive of mental health. Employers should put the effort into building a culture that prioritises the psychological well-being of employees and encourages them to improve their mental health. However, to cope with ill- mental health conditions, employees should also take the necessary steps to improve their mental health.
In this regard, Human Focus can help employers to create awareness among employees about the practical actions that can help in promoting positive mental health. It is currently offering a RoSPA-Approved mental resilience training course – its details are mentioned below:
The main objective of this training course is to:
- Learn how to make employees happier,
- Achieve maximum productivity by ensuring a positive work culture
The training course is divided into 4 modules, which are as follows:
The content structure of this module is as follows:
- How your mind works
- The elephant and rider metaphor
- What drives a person’s elephant and rider
- Automatic thoughts
- Training your Rider – Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Training your Elephant – Mindfulness meditation
- Is brain training for you
The trainees will explore the following aspects in this module:
- Elephants and its herd
- Social traps, and how social comparisons can trick a person’s elephant
- Five hazards of social media that negatively affect mental health
- How social media:
- Is addictive
- Promotes fear and anxiety
- Socially Isolating
- Disrupts Sleep
- Encourages trolling
- Steps that can improve your social interaction
This mental health training programme is ideally designed for:
- Business Owners
- Anyone who wants awareness about mental health conditions
Format: 100% online course that can be taken on any smartphone, computer, and tablet
Course duration: 1 – 2 hours
- RoSPA-Approved course
- HD quality animations and videos that help in understanding subject knowledge easily
- End test and RoSPA-Approved certificate
The Human Focus Learning management system (LMS) allows trainees to take the course in one round or bite-size chunks. It saves trainee progress with the course and allows him/her to continue from the point he/she left last time.
Each module of this mental health resilience training ends with a separate end test. The trainees need to achieve at least 80% in each assessment test to get their RoSPA certification. The test is:
- 100% online
- Effective – helping learners to recall and retain vital information
- Recorded to demonstrate compliance
Once the trainee passes the end test, he/she instantly gets the RoSPA-approved certificate via email in PDF format. The certificate can be downloaded anytime.
If a trainee fails to pass the assessment, it is possible to retake the test or even the course within the subscription period.
Factors such as having a good support system, maintaining positive relationships, and keeping a positive attitude contribute to resilience in mental health. Other factors include:
- Effective, positive management of feelings and impulses
- Physical health
- Confidence in one’s strengths and abilities
- Effective problem solving
Mind management is the process of monitoring one’s thoughts and mental health. It involves:
- Recognising that your mental health, is constantly changing
- Recognising that certain types of behaviour are better for your mental health
- Maintaining an awareness of unhelpful thoughts and impulses
- Trying to avoid behaviours that bring about unhelpful thoughts
- Incorporating healthy habits that encourage better mental health day to day
The most effective element for achieving a healthy workplace is by implementing government legislation, and policies in the workplace environment. A healthy workplace is one where employees and managers can actively contribute to the working environment by protecting the health and well-being of all employees. Employers can promote mental health and well-being in the workplaces through:
- Reducing work-related risk factors
- Developing positive working aspects and strengths of workers
- Addressing mental health problems regardless of what the causes are
Mindfulness meditation is the practice of being present in the current moment, this trains one to become more mindful throughout the whole day, especially in difficult situations. One can start mindfulness meditation by taking 5 minutes of the day to focus only on one’s breathing.