Mental Health Awareness

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  • Certified by CPD
  • Audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration of 2 hours
  • Downloadable certificate on completion

Our Mental Health Awareness online training course is an introduction to mental health. You will learn about how poor mental health impacts people’s lives, what you and employers can do to support colleagues with mental health problems and about several specific mental health conditions.

This Mental Health Awareness online training course has been certified by The Continuing Professional Development Certification Service (CPD).

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Who is it for?

This Mental Health Awareness online training course is suitable for all employees who wish to understand more about mental health conditions and the impact these can have in the workplace. This will allow them to support colleagues and adopt positive mental health strategies in the workplace.

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When do I get my certificate?

When you have successfully passed the course you will be able to download and print your certificate straight away.

As this Mental Health Awareness online training course has been accredited by the CPD Certification Service your certificate will contain the CPD logo and can be used to provide evidence for compliance.

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What does the course cover?

The Mental Health Awareness online training course contains the following 15 topics and includes an assessment:

The impact of poor mental health

  • Tasks that people with a mental health problem can find difficult.
  • Some of the more severe outcomes of poor mental health.
  • The cost to UK business, and society in general, of mental health issues.
  • Which groups of people are more vulnerable to poor mental health.

Legal and policy issues

  • The requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act in relation to mental health
  • How the Equality Act applies to mental health
  • The aims of the government’s Thriving at Work report
  • Relevant issues from data protection legislation

What to do in an emergency

  • What constitutes a mental health emergency
  • What to do if you think you may be in danger
  • What to do when a person can’t be left alone
  • Some ways to help a person in an emergency

What employers can do

  • What constitutes a healthy workplace
  • Communication with someone who is off work due to poor mental health
  • How to make the return to work easier


  • The impact of stress
  • How to reduce your own stress levels.
  • What employers must do about stress in the workplace
  • 6 aspects of work that impact on stress levels and should be managed by an employer


  • The feelings a person goes through on bereavement
  • Why it benefits an organisation to support someone appropriately at a time of bereavement
  • Some dos and don’ts about bereavement


  • Symptoms and causes of depression
  • Specific types of depression – SAD and post-natal depression
  • How to support people who are suffering from depression


  • 6 types of anxiety disorder
  • Possible causes of anxiety disorder
  • How to support people suffering from anxiety

Bipolar Disorder

  • What bipolar disorder is and what might cause it
  • symptoms during periods of depression and in periods of mania
  • How to support staff with bipolar disorder


  • How ADHD can affect adults
  • Possible causes and treatments
  • How to help colleagues with ADHD

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

  • 3 mental disorders in the autistic spectrum
  • Problems faced by a person with autism
  • Strengths that are common in a person with autism
  • How to support staff who have autism

Eating disorders

  • 3 different eating disorders
  • Some warning signs of eating disorder
  • What eating disorders mean for employers

The Highly Sensitive Person

  • The concept of the highly sensitive person
  • Positive and negative aspects of the trait
  • How to get the best out of HSP staff

Personality Disorders

  • What a personality disorder is, what causes it and how it can be treated
  • 6 personality disorders
  • What employers should consider for employees with a personality disorder


  • What schizophrenia is and what the symptoms are
  • Side effects of schizophrenia medication
  • What employers can do to help people with schizophrenia


The assessment is generated from question banks so that the questions change each time a candidate takes the assessment – making the training suitable for initial and refresher training.

There is no limit on the number of attempts at the assessment and informative feedback is given so candidates can learn from their incorrect responses.

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