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How To Best Recognize And Respond To Mental Health At Work

Duration: Up to 60 minutes, self-paced

Around 1 in 5 people suffer from mental health problems in a twelve-month period. That applies to everyone in your workplace – your staff, your colleagues, your boss, your customers, and yes, even you. The research shows that there’s both a human cost and a business cost as result of this. This often results in troubled relationships, both at work and at home, increased sick leave, anxiety, depression, dissatisfaction, and reduced productivity. You can’t change those facts, but you can ensure that you and your colleagues are equipped to identify and respond appropriately, to minimise the impact on the individual, the team and the business.

The key is to get to it early. A poor or delayed response to a mental health risk is detrimental. On the other hand, the research shows that when we act quickly and appropriately, we get better results. In short, by learning how to recognize the early warning signs and to respond to them appropriately, you can avoid more serious problems altogether.

Designed by the Psychology Faculty of the Workplace Mental Health Institute, this workplace mental health course teaches just that. It shows you how to recognize the signs that someone may be becoming unwell, and how to respond in such a way that encourages the person to seek help before it gets worse.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Address unhelpful attitudes and reduce stigma by exploring how common are mental health problems.
  • Appreciate different perspectives on mental health and engage more effectively with people by understanding their frame of reference.
  • Identify the early warning signs of mental ill health in a colleague or themselves.
  • Respond effectively to a colleague who may be developing a mental health problem.
  • Know where to refer a colleague or themselves to get help with a mental health problem.

With content specific to the workplace context, this online training teaches what to say and do, to respond safely and appropriately to assist individuals in accessing professional help, without overstepping their bounds of their role.

People walk away knowing how to identify potential mental health problems, whether at work or home, and how to respond without causing friction or making matters worse. Importantly, the course focuses on the issues most likely to arise in the workplace (anxiety, depression, and psychosis), and the way they’re most likely to manifest themselves.

Organizations like the University of New South Wales, Broadspectrum, WorkCover QLD, Defence Housing, University of New South Wales, MSS Security, Defence Health, and Tradies Clubs NSW, to name just a few, use our online courses, as part of their standard induction procedures, or as an ongoing part of their regular learning and development programs.

This online training course is part of their strategy to ensure sure that employees are on the same page; they have ticked the box from a compliance standard; and that they are also communicating to their employees from Day One that this organization commits to a mentally healthy working culture.

This course is video based, and includes quizzes to test participant learning, as well as a certificate of completion.

People who have bought this course, have also bought Creating Personal Resilience

Who Is This Course For:

  • Anyone wanting to know practical strategies and proven techniques to help other people in a mental health crisis
  • Leaders and managers wanting to be able to respond to a mental health crisis
  • Workplaces wanting to build the capacity and mental health responsiveness of their workforce
  • All employees to create awareness of mental health issues

Note for large organisations: Group discounts apply. This online course can also be provided to you in SCORM files, to be uploaded to your Learning Management System. Please contact us for a quote.

Course Curriculum

Module 1: Introduction
What is a mental health problem? Details Unlimited
IMHW-Module 1 Quiz Unlimited
Module 2: Perspectives on Mental Health
Different perspectives on mental health Details Unlimited
IMHW-Module 2 Quiz Unlimited
Module 3: How common are Mental Health Problems
How common are mental health problems? Details 00:00:00
IMHW-Module 3 Quiz Unlimited
Module 4: Identifying Signs & Symptoms of Anxiety
Signs & Symptoms of Anxiety Details 00:00:00
IMHW-Module 4 Quiz Unlimited
Module 5: Identifying Signs & Symptoms of Depression
Signs & Symptoms of Depression Details 00:00:00
IMHW-Module 5 Quiz Unlimited
Module 6: Identifying Signs & Symptoms of Psychosis
Signs & Symptoms of Psychosis Details 00:00:00
IMHW-Module 6 Quiz Unlimited
Module 7: How to Respond
How do I respond if I am concerned? Details 00:00:00
IMHW-Module 7 Quiz Unlimited
Module 8: Places to go for help
Where do I go for help? Details 00:00:00
IMHW-Module 8 Quiz Unlimited
Module 9: Conclusion
Thank You Details 00:00:00