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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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Flexible Training Options

Where it is possible we offer virtual, online and distance courses. Some courses do require face to face training and we offer blended training options to help reduce the time you need to spend in the classroom helping to reduce time away from home or work.

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Course Information

  • COURSE CODE 1008
  • 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.
  • If you are not a registered instructor with ProTrainings and would like more information please call us.

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

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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.

Entry Requirements

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

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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
  • UNIT – 2 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.

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