understanding mental health

Discover the factors that can influence your mental health and how to recognise signs of problems in yourself and others around you. Explore practical ways to take care of your mental health including how to have confident conversations about your own thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

what's this course about?

Mental health is a fundamental part of your wellbeing. Learn about the factors that influence mental health and recognise signs of problems in yourself and in people around you. Learn practical strategies to look after mental health and find out how to have confident conversations about mental health.

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 course 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 course is suitable for those who would like to understand their own mental health and that of their loved ones and colleagues. You will learn the skills you need to identify and respond effectively to improve your own and others 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.