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Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act and in turn has an impact on stress management, how personal and professional relationships are built/maintained and the decision making process.

Mental ill health can range from feeling 'a bit down' to disorders such as anxiety and depression, to more severe and far less common conditions such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.  These feelings can range over time depending on many personal and professional variants including life events, experiences and pressures. Therefore a person may feel in good mental health generally but also experience stress or anxiety from time to time.

ACAS Advice

The Government's Department of Health advises that one in four of us will experience mental ill health at some point in our lives. It is therefore important that employers and their staff take steps to promote positive mental health and support those experiencing mental ill health.

£15 Per Course

People that feel good about themselves often work productively, interact well with colleagues and make a valuable contribution to the workplace.  A recent Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development study highlighted the impact that mental ill health can have on organisations. The study found that:

  • 37% of sufferers are more likely to get into conflict with colleagues

  • 57% find it harder to juggle multiple tasks

  • 80% find it difficult to concentrate

  • 62% take longer to do tasks

  • 50% are potentially less patient with customers/clients

The study also found that, for the first time, stress is the major cause of long-term absence in manual and non-manual workers.

What Will I Learn?

Learners will gain an understanding of mental health conditions and how to support people through positive attitudes and adjusting care.  It outlines the main types of mental health conditions, along with their respective symptoms and treatments and aims to raise awareness of a healthcare professionals' interaction with people who have mental health illnesses. It will also provide users with links and resources to existing information, advice and support.  On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Define Mental Health

  • Recognise symptoms of a Mental Health Disorder

  • Respond appropriately

  • Refer a person with a Mental Health Disorder

  • Support and care for a person with a Mental Health Disorder

  • Understand discrimination and stigma

  • Medication and their side effects

Who Should Complete This Course?

​This Mental Health Awareness course is aimed at anyone working in a healthcare environment but is also suitable for all managers, supervisors, employers and those in a  management/supervisor role who wish to understand more about mental health conditions and how to recognise and support employees and peers. 


Our training material is accessible at a time that suits you and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete followed by the online assessment where you will then complete a multiple choice question paper. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass first time you can take the test as many times as you need with no further costs.


On successful completion of your course you will be able to download and print your 12 month certificate.  This course provides you with an accredited CPD Certificate that can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

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