Dates and venues

Location Bedford

Venue Bedford Heights Conference Centre, Brickhill Dr, MK41 7PH

Date 27 November 2019

Registration time 09.00

Start time 09.30

End time 16.00

Location Guildford

Venue Harbour hotel, 3 Alexandra Terrace, High Street, GU1 3DA

Date 19 October 2019

Registration time 09.00

Start time 09.30

End time 16.00

Location London

Venue Etc Venue, Tenter House, 45 Moorfields, Finsbury, EC2Y 9AE

Date 06 November 2019

Registration time 09.00

Start time 09.30

End time 16.00

What's this course about?

Mental health is a fundamental part of your wellbeing. Discover the factors influencing mental health and recognise signs of problems in yourself and in people around you. Learn practical strategies to look after mental health like mindfulness. Find out how to have confident conversations about mental health and create your own mental health wellbeing action plan.

What will you get out of it?

Early intervention and starting conversations around mental health is vital if we are to create healthy and resilient individuals. This informative session will introduce you to the topic of mental wellbeing. It will help to build your awareness of how we can encourage mental wellbeing and support ourselves and colleagues both in and out of the workplace. You will come away with a clear understanding of the early warning signs that indicate a dip in mental wellbeing and how you can respond effectively.

After completing this course you will be able to

  • Understand mental health and the triggers that can lead to problems
  • Recognise the signs and early indicators of distress
  • Understand common mental health difficulties
  • Be confident starting a conversation around mental health
  • Use practical tools and tips to support someone in distress
  • Look after your own mental health and wellbeing in a practical way

Is this course for you?

Our Understanding mental health: skills for life course takes places across the UK and is suitable for past and present ICAEW members and their families who would like to understand their own mental health and that of their loved ones and colleagues. Delegates will learn the skills they need to identify and respond effectively to improve mental health.

Please note: This course is not considered suitable at this time for those experiencing long-term problems with their mental health, including depression and anxiety. If you're experiencing long-term problems with your mental health, we recommend that you visit your GP for professional support, advice and treatment.


Delegates will need to be open to some self-analysis in a safe and supportive environment.