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Mental Health in the Workplace Instructor Course

This course is designed to teach instructors how to deliver Mental Health in the Workplace Courses. The course is delivered over two consecutive days and there is pre-study which must be completed before attending the classroom training.

The topics covered include understanding mental health, how to recognise mental ill health problems, the management standards approach and supporting an employee with mental health related problems.

This course is designed to train instructors to teach employees, managers and business how to indentify potential "stressor areas" at work and the systems that can be put in place to control and monitor them. Delegates need to hold a regulated teaching qualification to attend this training.

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Course Information

  • Course Duration: 2 Days Classroom with pre-study
  • Course Location: Colchester, Essex
  • Available on-site at your premises for groups of 8-12 delegates
  • Course Price: £450 + VAT (Approved ProTrainings instructors who regularly certify a range of courses receive a £100 discount and access to training materials).
  • If you are a registered instructor with ProTrainings please ask us for the discount code before booking online.
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What is Included in your course

  • Pre-study
  • 2 day classroom training
  • Endorsed Certification
  • Approved ProTrainings Instructors who regularly certify a range of courses, will be provided with ProTrainings training materials for Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Mental Health in the Workplace Courses by ProTrainings
  • Other delegates will receive a printout of the course attended and other handouts used during their training.


  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training minimum teaching qualification
  • Delegates must be aged 18 or over

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Assessment Methods

  • Pre-study questions
  • Continual Assessment
  • Final test
  • IQA assessment on first course delivered (various methods depending on your course progress)

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding Mental Health
  • Recognising and discussing different mental ill Health Problems
  • Mental Health and legislation
  • Understanding responsibilities in the workplace under mental health
  • Recognising a problem
  • Implementing the Management Standards Approach
  • Supporting an employee with mental health related problems
  • Promoting a healthy workplace


Learning Outcomes

Understand the difference between mental health and mental ill health
Understanding mental health and how it is defined         
Describe how mental health affects human behaviour    
List abnormalities resulting from mental health 
Describe the components of mental well-being 
Be able to provide examples of well-being           
Recognise ideals that relate to resilience               
Understand how to maximise well-being in the workplace      
Identify the risk factors associated with mental ill health problems           
List risk factors that are caused from mental health         
Be able to identify common, known or historical factors that can cause the risk of mental health
Describe examples of mental health problems   
Recognise how mental health can lead to other known character traits   
Be able to understand how mental health problems can affect normality from one day to another             
Complete the ’Extreme effects of Mental Health problems on day to day living’ handout
Understand social and cultural attitudes to mental illness             
Recognise how stigma and discrimination can lead to overwhelming influences on individuals, communities and societies              
Understand how stereotyping can lead to prejudice, discrimination and inequality            
Be able to understand the Equality Act 2010 and its relevance to mental health  
Recognise how media is involved in mental ill health       
Identify different types of media sources and how they can influence the perception of mental health     
Complete exerts from a newspaper article and highlight areas that may account for negative betrayal of mental ill health
Understand the impact of stigma in mental ill health       
Define what is meant by the term stress and explain how it affects people
Understand what stress is and how it is commonly defined          
Be able to identify what causes stress    
Identify what causes stress in the workplace       
Understand how stress can cause harm to the human body          
Recognise positive signs and symptoms of useful stress
List signs and symptoms of harmful stress
Be able to manage stress in the workplace – local and workplace support and self-management
Understand how anxiety, phobias, depression, bipolar and schizophrenia is a denominator for ill related mental health               
Describe the difference between anxiety and panic attacks
Understand when anxiety, phobia, depression, bipolar and schizophrenia becomes a mental health problem
Recognise the signs and symptoms of anxiety, phobia, depression, bipolar and schizophrenia
Be able to manage an employee who has anxiety, phobia, depression, bipolar or schizophrenia
Identify common treatments for anxiety, phobia, depression, bipolar and schizophrenia
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Understand why mental health is not discussed at work
Be able to understand the increase in mental health in the UK by knowing ratios and statistics based on UK sources of information
Describe and provide examples on why mental health is not discussed in the workplace
Understand how to recognise and understand mental health problems  
Be able to support and encourage colleagues, families or friends to discuss mental health
Be able to recognise other types of legislation that applies to mental health
Understanding The Equality Act 2010 and its role with mental health
Understanding the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 and its relation to care and mental health    
Understand The Mental Health Act (MHA) 1983 and how it applies to your company in the workplace
Be able to interpret each Act and how they apply to your workplace
Know and understand the employers and employees duty of care in the workplace
Be aware of your obligation in the workplace by understanding the importance of confidentiality
Understanding problems in the workplace as a result of unidentified mental health The Management Standards Approach and how to implement it   
Explain how to recognise a problem in the workplace, including changes to an employee and your own changes as an employee
Be able describe how these changes affect the workplace
Describe how difficult it is to discloses mental health in the workplace
Explain how to start a conversation with a colleague who has a suspected mental health condition
Know what advice to provide during a discussion with a colleague, friend or family relative
Be able to provide support to an employee who has been away from work or is returning to work
Be able to implement an action plan to promote recovery of mental ill health
Understand how the ‘Wellness Action Plan’ (WAP) can help with the recovery process
Complete a WAP assessment
Understand correct reporting procedures for your workplace and who to report to with suspected mental ill health
Know how to promote a healthy workplace
Be able to empower managers in the workplace
Be able to understand The Management Standards Approach
Know what the Management Standards Approach is and how it relates to organisational guidelines.
Understand what ‘Steering Group’ is and who forms part of the group
Be able to explain all six areas of the Management Standard and understand them as six stress areas
Recognise the importance of gathering and using data
Define what ‘Focus Groups’ are and why they are recommended by the HSE

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