Recognising and understanding common mental health issues is also vital to helping to reduce the stigma associated with mental health in the UK.
The Qualsafe Level 1 Award in Introduction to Mental Health in the Workplace (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification for people who wish to raise their awareness of mental health and improve their mindfulness in work and everyday life. The qualification would be suitable for an individual or a group of up to 25 colleagues within a business.
Throughout this half-day course, learners will be introduced to mental health issues such as depression and suicide and build an understanding of stress.
Topics covered include:
An introduction to the use of appropriate language when supporting others and the importance of self-care as a tool to potentially improve mental health. For a more detailed overview of the topics covered, please download the Qualification Specification.
Did you know that 1 in 4 people in the UK are likely to experience mental health issues each year? Mental health is just as important as physical health, yet whilst we know how to take care of physical health, many people do not know how to support friends, relatives or even colleagues who are experiencing poor mental health.
By developing an understanding of common mental health issues, employees can become mental health advocates and encourage positive conversations about mental health in the workplace.
The Qualsafe 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.
Throughout this 1 day course, learners will develop an understanding of the importance of positive mental health and wellbeing in the workplace and the role that everyone plays in recognising mental health issues at work.
Topics covered include: understanding mental health and its importance, promoting positive mental health in the workplace, common mental health conditions, and mental health first aid at work action plans.