Understanding Mental Health in the Workplace (Level 2 RQF - Ofqual Regulated)

This is a 1 day course.

Intended Audience

This qualification is for those over the age of 16 and over who have an interest in mental health and would like to raise their awareness and be able to listen and signpost work colleagues to a professional body that can provide support.

Course Overview

Did you know that 1 in 4 people in the UK are likely to experience mental health problems each year?

Mental health is just as important as physical health, yet whilst we know how to take care of our own physical health, many people do not know how to support friends, relatives or even colleagues who are experiencing poor mental health. By developing a greater understanding of common mental health conditions, as well as how best to support and guide someone to professional help, you can help to reduce the stigma associated with mental health in the UK.

The QA Level 2 Award in Understanding Mental Health in the Workplace (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification that has been specifically designed to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions in the workplace and how best to offer support and guidance to colleagues. During this course, candidates will develop a greater understanding on the importance of positive mental health and wellbeing in the workplace and the role that everyone plays in recognising and handling mental health issues at work.

What's Covered

  • Understanding mental health and its importance
  • Identifying the roles and responsibilities of those
  • associated with mental health in the workplace
  • Legislation associated with mental health in the workplace
  • Promoting positive mental health in the workplace
  • Common mental health conditions, including:
    o Work-related stress
    o Anxiety
    o Eating disorders
    o Depression
    o Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    o Obsessive Compulsive disorder (OCD)
    o Phobias
    o Bipolar
    o Psychosis
    o Suicide
  • Identifying key features within a mental health first aid at
    work action plan and listening techniques

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