Understanding Mental Health Training Course


This 6 hour course engages, educates and empowers employees to a deep understanding of Mental Health and gain knowledge of the most common issues and confidence in how to offer support. This course is aimed at all staff levels.

Your employees will learn and/or gain:

  • What is Mental Health and why is it relevant within a work environment and understanding that work and private life combine to create our overall mental health picture
  • Knowledge of common mental health issues and debunking of misconceptions (depression, anxiety, stress, substance abuse, etc) – common signs and causes of issues
  • The confidence to openly discuss mental health
  • An introduction to the Mental Health First Response Action Plan - UNMASK
  • An introduction to looking after our own mental health and wellbeing (10 useful tips)
  • Where and when to seek help - useful references

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What to expect

The course will be presented by British Psychological Society members and accredited psychologists and is an interactive workshop during which presenter and delegates will share professional knowledge, understanding and experiences to ensure that the course is relatable and relevant while keeping all delegates safe and supported as some issues can cause some distress.

Upon completion of the course all delegates receive:

  • A manual (including workbook) to refer to whenever they need it
  • A toolkit to support their own mental health
  • Certificate of attendance confirming they have received training in Mental Health Awareness
  • Quick reference guide in Mental Health First Response

6 Hour Course Structure


Mental Health

  • What is mental health and its impacts?
  • Why have First Aid for Mental Health and the Mental Health First Response action plan (UNMASK)
  • The importance of listening without bias and tips on this
  • Stigma and discrimination


Common Mental Health Issues

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Substance misuse
  • Suicide and self-harm


Future Mental Health

  • Self-care
  • Recovery and building resources
  • UNMASK – the Action plan for Mental Health First Response