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1 Day Course

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Delivered at a venue of your choice throughout the UK or by tutor led remote online delivery, contact us for availability.

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Accredited Course

The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning as a Level 3 course.

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Course Overview

Mental health is a broad term which impacts everybody in different ways and doing everything possible to maintain good mental wellbeing is essential for ourselves, our friends, family and colleagues.

This training course explains the meaning of mental health and mental ill health, identifies different types of mental health condition and considers internal workplace factors and external life experiences which can influence mental health.

This training course identifies indicators which may suggest a person is experiencing poor mental health or mental ill health from a physical, behavioural and psychological perspective.

This training course will consider the importance of promoting positive mental health workplace environments and the value of positive relationships between colleagues including active listening.

This training course describes the meaning of Wellness Action Planning, recognising your own limitations in providing support and where to signpost people for additional support.

Course Learning Outcomes

Below are the main topics covered in this course, expand each one to see the criteria.

1Understand what mental health is
  • 1.1Describe the meaning of the term ‘mental health' and ‘mental ill health’
  • 1.2Explain the ‘ingredients’ which promote positive mental health
  • 1.3Summarise legislation and codes of practice which relate to mental health
2Understand the impact of mental health challenges and the individual and workplace performance
  • 2.1Identify different types of recognised mental health conditions
  • 2.2Explain the impact which mental health challenges can have on a person and their role at work
  • 2.3Identify different ‘workplace psychological hazards’
  • 2.4Explain the impact of ‘workplace psychological hazards’ on a person professionally and personally
  • 2.5Describe the meaning of ‘psychological safety at work’
  • 2.6Describe factors which influence mental health from internal (with the workplace) and external perspective
  • 2.7Identify indicators which may suggest that a person may be experiencing challenges with their mental health
3Understand influences on mental health and positive mental health environments
  • 3.1Explain ways which mental health can be influenced by promoting positive workplace environments
  • 3.2Describe sources of internal (with the workplace) and external support
  • 3.3Evaluate barriers to speaking about mental health and mental ill health
  • 3.4Explain the meaning and purpose of a Wellness Action Plan
  • 3.5Confirm the structure of a Wellness Action Plan
4Understand ways of providing support and signposting
  • 4.1Explain the importance of promoting positive relationships within the workplace
  • 4.2Identify components which support positive relationships
  • 4.3Explain the importance of active listening
  • 4.4Explain ways to support people in relation to early intervention, short term support, long term support, recover stages and returning to work
  • 4.5Confirm the importance to respecting your own professional limitations and boundaries
  • 4.6Know where to access and signpost individuals for additional external support


The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning as a Level 3 course.


Each learner completing this course will receive an accredited Level 3 certificate of learning.

Additional Information

Training course duration

1 Day (please contact us if you require training which runs to a different timescale).

Availability of this training course

This Mental Health training course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK. Alternatively, also available remotely via a tutor led course over Zoom or MS Teams.

Audience for this course

This Mental Health training course is designed for professionals working with children, young people and adults including support teams, education professionals and foster carers.

QCF Units

<p>This Mental Health&nbsp;training course is designed to meet the standards outlined in the new Children&rsquo;s Homes (England) Regulations which were introduced on 1st April 2015 and can contribute to outcomes of QCF units including the National Diploma for the Children and Young People&rsquo;s Workforce. This course is also relevant to professionals working in the adult sector.</p>

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