Mental Health Training
One in four people in the UK will have a mental health problem at some point. While mental health problems are common, most are mild, tend to be short-term and are normally successfully treated, with medication by a GP.
Mental health is about how we think, feel and behave. Anxiety and depression are the most common mental health problems. They are often a reaction to a difficult life event, such as bereavement, but can also be caused by work-related issues. Where stress is prolonged it can lead to both physical and psychological damage, including anxiety and depression.
Work can also aggravate pre-existing conditions, and problems at work can bring on symptoms or make their effects worse.
Whether work is causing the health issue or aggravating it, employers have a legal responsibility to help their employees. Work-related mental health issues must be assessed to measure the levels of risk to staff. Where a risk is identified, steps must be taken to remove it or reduce it as far as reasonably practicable.
Some employees may have a pre-existing physical or mental health condition when recruited or may develop one caused by factors that are not work-related factors.
You should consider ways to manage mental ill health in your workplace which are appropriate for your business, such as providing information or training for managers and employees, employing occupational health professionals, appointing mental health trained first aiders and implementing employee support programmes.
Our mental health training courses teach delegates how to recognise warning signs of mental ill health and help them to develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone, while keeping themselves safe.
Unfortunately, the Covid-19 Pandemic is having a significant impact on people’s mental health and employees are reporting very high levels of stress, anxiety and depression in the workplace.
We are now offering two QNUK Mental Health qualifications that have been developed to cover the key mental health conditions identified by NICE, The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence includes research-based methods to reduce the impact or risk of mental health conditions.