Mental Well Being At Work

Understand mental health, interventions and presenteeism. Learn how to address early warning signs and returning to work, in addition how it impacts the business and the individual.
This Mental Well Being at Work online course addresses issues such early warning signs, and interventions, presenteeism and returning to work in addition to the basic principles of the importance of good mental health in the workplace and how it impacts upon business.

As with all Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce courses, successfully completing candidates will receive an internationally recognised Certificate of Completion. See our features for more information.

Course Content 9 Modules

The importance of good mental health at work: Understand how to create safe working conditions that support and encourage positive mental health and recognise the signs of mental ill health so you can provide the right support.
What is mental health?: Understand the impacts of mental ill health and why it matters to you specifically with regard to financial, ethical, recruitment and retention.
Early warning signs and interventions: Understand the early warning signs of mental ill health such as behavioural and physical changes.
Prevention: Learn how to create a culture of prevention and proactively managing the health and well being of employees and colleagues.
Presenteeism: Understand the act of attending work while sick, the hidden costs and disadvantages of decreased productivity and how to realistically manage it.
Return To Work: Learn about the return to work after a mental health related absence and the factors to consider from both the employer and employee.
Making Reasonable Adjustments: Understand what is considered a reasonable adjustment for someone returning to work after a mental health related absence under the Equality Act 2010.
Legal Responsibilities: Learn about the various acts that cover mental health at work including; The Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, The Equality Act 2010, Human Rights Act 1998, The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999, Common Law, Protection from Harassment Act 1997.
Summary: A summary of the subject in a brief statement of key information with 'takeaway points'.
Mental Well Being At Work Outline
This course addresses how poor working conditions coupled with high demands, low levels of control and a lack of meaningful support can adversely affect health and wellbeing and, in some cases, reduce the benefits of employment for some people. Managers, therefore, need to know how to create safe working conditions that support and encourage positive mental health while at the same time, being aware of, and understanding, the signs of mental ill health and knowing how to provide the right support.

The course discusses not only the signs and triggers, but also offers realistic and practical ideas and options for management of the issues. This course duration is approximately 1 hour (dependent on previous familiarity with the subject). As an employer or senior manager you can be sure that you've found a way to deliver the essential principles to your key staff, in an online environment which is simple to arrange and access, as well as cost effective.
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