Training Courses to Support Employee Mental Health & Wellbeing at Work

If employee mental health isn’t high on the priority list for your business, it should be. One in four people experience mental health issues at some point in their lives, so it’s essential that your workplace is equipped to support employees.

Mental health support doesn’t just help your workers – it also benefits your business. Mental health issues are a leading cause of long-term absence from work, so investing in your workforce’s well-being can reduce disruption later.

As it’s World Mental Health Month, there’s never been a better time to focus on wellbeing in your workplace.

Educating yourself and your employees is the best way to improve your workplace environment. Here are three key training courses to help your business support employee mental health at work.

First Aid for Mental Health

The NUCO First Aid for Mental Health one-day course is internationally recognised and delivered by a quality-assured NUCO instructor. In this course, you’ll learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide first aid support.

Who is the course for?

The course is for anyone aged over 16 who wants to learn how to support someone with mental health issues.

What does the course cover?

  • Mental health and the factors affecting it
  • The triggers and signs of mental health problems
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • How to support someone with mental health problems, including non-judgemental listening
  • How to advise someone with mental health problems and encourage seeking support
  • First aid for mental health action plans, including in the workplace

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NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Managing Stress at Work

Stress can predispose your employees to mental health conditions like stress and anxiety or magnify existing ones.

At the end of this course, you’ll achieve a NEBOSH HSE certificate in managing workplace stress. The course covers everything you need to know to identify, manage and improve stress in your workplace, in line with HSE’s latest guidelines.

Who is the course for?

The course is designed for employees with responsibility for others in the workplace, such as supervisors, line managers and senior management.

However, the course is open to all those interested in workplace mental health and the legal requirements surrounding it.

What does the course cover?

    • Key principles of workplace stress and its impact on mental health issues
    • Causes and effects of workplace stress
    • The six key areas of work design that can cause stress
    • The HSE’s Management Standards approach to assessing stress risks in the workplace
    • Interventions to address stressors and manage workplace stress
    • Workplace improvements to foster a positive working environment

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HCS Safety provide training courses for all areas of workplace health and safety, including mental health. You can view our full range of courses here.