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Understanding Mental Health – E-Learning Course

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E-Learning Course Content:

One in four people in the UK will have a mental health problem at some point in their life and stress, anxiety and depression are the biggest cause of sick absence at work. While mental health problems are common and can typically be treated relatively easily, there is often still a stigma attached to the topic.

Fortunately, improving the mental health of employees has become a priority for most businesses who now recognise the benefits a positive approach to mental wellbeing can have. It has become clear that by helping people understand mental health issues, businesses are better able to assist employees in taking care of themselves and those around them.

The e-learning can be provided as SCORM files, or on a subscription basis, whether hosted on your own Learning Management System, or using our, feature-rich, easy-to-use learning platform.

Watch this video for a quick overview of the e-learning course:

What’s the course about?

Understanding Mental Health

Build your understanding and help create a healthy workplace for everyone.

This mental health e-learning course sets out to provide your learners with a wide understanding of mental health issues and the signs to look out for with their colleagues and themselves. The aim is to support the promotion of a safe and respectful workplace culture, with teams that are better equipped to manage concerns that arise around mental health and actively support each other.

By creating an environment that promotes wellbeing, employees feel supported and valued.

The first three modules of this Mental Health at Work E-Learning Course will help raise your learner’s awareness of mental health issues. Giving them an understanding of the potential issues and the confidence to raise concerns about mental health, whether it be their own or that of their colleagues.

The final three modules of the e-learning course focus on a leader’s role in supporting mental health issues at work. Raising their ability to identify and manage concerns around the mental health of employees while creating a positive culture and a healthy workplace.

Who is it for?

Part 1 of this e-learning (modules 1 – 3) help build an understanding of the different types of mental health issues and how to deal with them.

Part 2 (modules 4 – 6) is aimed at helping learners identify and manage mental health issues at work.

The course provides an in-depth overview of different types of mental health and exposure on how to handle it, which means that the audience may include:

  • Directors
  • Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Supervisors
  • Employees
  • Consultants
  • Health & Safety Executives
  • Health & Safety Managers
What does the course look like?
  • It’s an online e-learning course.
  • Containing six interactive modules
  • Blending text, graphics, quizzes, interactions and questionnaire
  • Regular on-going testing as you progress
  • A full final assessment with CPD certification

To put it simply, it’s time to change the way we think of, and approach, mental health in the workplace. With this e-learning course:

  • Understand mental health and why it is important to create a workplace culture that supports it
  • Review the different types of personality disorders that can arise, what to look out for and the symptoms
  • Review the different types of mental illness that can exist, what to look out for and the symptoms
  • Recognise the impact of mental health in the workplace
  • Know what to do when mental health issues arise in the workplace
  • Establish methods of talking about mental health in the workplace
  • Help create a positive healthy workplace environment where individuals are supported, and plans are in place to manage concerns
  • Identify current competencies for managing mental health and developing an action plan to fill any gaps​
Module 1 - What is mental health?
  • Review some of the relevant statistics around mental health
  • Identify what mental health is and give some examples
  • Establish some of the legal requirements around mental health
  • Explore how having a mentally healthy workforce can help an organisation.
Module 2 - Types of personality disorders
  • Understand how personality disorders differ from a mental health illness
  • Compare the difference between a personality trait and a personality disorder
  • Establish the three symptoms of personality clusters
  • Review examples of how personality disorders are described in everyday language
  • Identify why personality disorders are often difficult to diagnose.
Module 3 - Types of mental illness
  • Explore how mental health issues can be caused or exacerbated by work
  • Review and identify the symptoms, causes and common treatments for the following mental health conditions:
    1. Schizophrenia
    2. Stress
    3. Generalised anxiety disorder
    4. Post-traumatic stress disorder
    5. Depression​
Module 4 - Mental health in the workplace
  • Identify what presenteeism is and the impact it has on businesses
  • Establish what percentage of employees are affected by mental health issues
  • Understand what managers and employers should not do, if someone explains they have a mental health issue
  • Review some of the legal responsibilities that employers have with regard to mental health issues
  • Establish an outline for talking about mental health issues.
Module 5 - Creating a healthy workplace environment
  • Know why preventing mental health issues is as important as making provisions for those who already have an issue
  • Identify eight areas where changes can be made to create a healthier work environment:
    1. awareness of mental health issues
    2. stigma
    3. supporting individuals
    4. building skills and resilience
    5. facilitating access to support services
    6. promoting positive job roles
    7. assessing risks
    8. Understand the importance of policies related to mental health
  • Review how an action plan could be implemented.​
Module 6 - Stress management competency indicator
  • Take a questionnaire to establish how competent they feel they are as managers in these four areas:
    1. Managing emotions and having integrity
    2. Communicating existing and future work
    3. Supporting the individual within the team
    4. Managing difficult situations.
  • Identify what actions they think they should take next in terms of their professional development in this area
  • Develop a mental health policy​
Module 7 – Assessment and CPD certificate (2 assessment modules included)
  • A chance to test your knowledge of the topic with scoring
  • The e-learning course comes with free CPD certificates for the learners​
Why subscribe to this e-learning course?
  • Practical courses – This course is designed to help your learners in the real business world, giving them practical skills that they can quickly and easily implement in the workplace.
  • Interactive and engaging – Learning doesn’t have to be boring. This multi-media course is designed to keep your participants engaged throughout.
  • Step-by-step learning – This course is broken down into easy to manage bite-size chunks. From start to finish we take your learners on an enjoyable learning journey.
  • Fully accredited – The CPD Verification Service accredit all our courses, so you can be sure our training materials are of the highest standard.​
LMS integration

Where clients are not using our LMS and wish to host it on their own LMS instead, we provide SCORM files that they can simply install directly. Although these files are added to the clients LMS as usual and the user will access and view the course exactly as they would if it was built on the clients system, we are still able to track user numbers our side and also provide regular updates to the content.

E-Learning Alterations

Our e-learning products are always provided ‘white-label’ with no Trainer Bubble logos or references to our company.

We also understand that you may like to make alterations to the content. Whether it’s minor edits, larger alterations, adding of logos, or swapping images to better reflect your corporate identity – we can provide this change for a small fee.

Please note: We regularly update our courses to reflect legal changes or just general improvements to content. All this happens without you having to lift a finger whether the course is on your LMS or ours.


​We have a variety of options for payment of this e-learning course. Please click on the Get a Quote button below, so that we can create a personal quote that suits your specific requirements.

If you are unsure of your e-learning requirements, you can also visit our sister website to find out more about our online learning services – Learner Bubble.​​​​​​

‘Off-the-Shelf’ Price – £2,000+vat

Understanding Mental Health – E-Learning Course


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