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Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace

Improve mental health knowledge and awareness in your workplace

This qualification is designed for employees looking to develop their understanding Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace and the problems that can cause mental ill health.

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UK Government funded online course. Qualification accredited by NCFE CACHE

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4-5 hours of weekly study

Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace

Anyone who works around people with mental health problems needs to understand each condition fully. Likewise, anyone who experiences or has seen someone experience mental health problems would benefit from understanding the meaning, causes, effects, symptoms and management of the condition.

We firmly believe that with education, information and accredited qualifications, we can make a difference. 

One in four British adults experience at least one diagnosable mental health problem each year

Mind for better mental health

Mental Health Charity UK

free online training for employees

Is it really free?

Simple answer – if staff meet the eligibility criteria below, then, yes! No fee, no card details and no trial periods… 

We connect organisations of all sizes with training providers that use the UK Government’s Adult Education Budget to fund the free online courses. 

Staff Eligibility Criteria

*EEA nationals will need to have obtained either pre settlement or settled status and provide evidence of this.

Our dedicated team of advisers can help employees enrol one on one or in a group of 5 or more. Whatever works best for your organisation…

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The free online course is split into manageable units

In this unit learners will understand what is meant by mental health and its impact. They will also look at the legal frameworks which ensure high quality care is provided.

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of stress and its causes, as well as the effects stress can have on individuals and their daily life.

Learners will gain an understanding of ways in which stress can be managed.

In this unit Learners will gain an understanding of anxiety, the causes of anxiety and how it affects the individual and others. Learners will also gain an understanding of ways in which anxiety can be managed.

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of phobias, the causes of phobias and the effect they can have on the individual and others.

Learners will also gain an understanding of ways in which phobias can be managed.

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of depression, the causes of depression and how it can affect individuals and others.

Learners will also gain an understanding of ways in which depression can be managed.

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of postnatal depression and its causes, looking at how it can affect the individual and others.

Learners will also gain an understanding of ways in which postnatal depression can be managed.

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of Bipolar and its causes, looking at how it can affect the individual and others.

Learners will also gain an understanding of ways in which Bipolar can be managed.

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of schizophrenia, the causes of schizophrenia and media representation of the condition.

Learners will gain an understanding of ways in which schizophrenia can be managed.

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of dementia, its causes and how it can affect the individual and others.

Learners will also gain an understanding of the ways in which dementia can be managed.

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of eating disorders, the causes of eating disorders and how they can affect the individual and others.

Learners will gain an understanding of ways in which eating disorders can be managed.

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of ADHD, the causes of the condition and the effect it can have on an individual and others.

Learners will gain an understanding of ways in which ADHD can be managed.

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of OCD, the causes of the condition and the effect it can have on an individual and others.

Learners will gain an understanding of ways in which OCD can be managed.

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of PTSD, the causes of the condition and the effect it can have on an individual and others.

Learners will gain an understanding of ways in which PTSD can be managed.

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If staff meet the eligibility criteria then YES!

We connect you with learning providers that use government funding, in the form of the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the Adult Educational Budget (AEB).

We hope to get staff started within 24 hours of completing the full enrolment process but this can vary depending on the learning provider.

Register interest and a course advisor will be in touch to provide you with more specific details.

The courses are designed to allow staff to fit their learning around their employment obligations and can be completed in a number of weeks or months, depending on the level.

Our shorter courses are often completed within 3 weeks, whilst our longer lasting courses can take up to 3 months.

Yes! All of our free courses are 100% online.

All of our courses are accredited by UK government-recognised awarding bodies. These include NCFE CACHE and TQUK, with whom we work closely to ensure our existing courses, and all new ones, meet approved standards of excellence and are certified as such. NCFE CACHE and TQUK are national awarding organisations that design, develops and certifies nationally recognised qualifications and awards.

All qualifications are regulated by Ofqual.

Staff can only take one course at a time but you can take up to 7 in one academic year.

No, there are no exams, all courses require you to complete assessment questions based on the knowledge staff have just gained from the units.

The courses we offer are all funded qualifications, meaning staff need to be eligible for government funding in order to secure your a place.

This information is a funding requirement and proves staff eligibility.

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