About this course
Why is mental health and wellbeing training important?
Mental health and wellbeing is an integral part of how we feel about our jobs, how well we perform and how well we interact with our colleagues, customers and clients.
While the employer is primarily responsible for providing an environment to support the mental health and wellbeing of their staff, all employees also have a duty of care for their own health and wellbeing. This duty of care can also extend to your colleagues wellbeing.
Investing time and money in workplace health and wellbeing can bring many benefits to your staff and your organisation. Some of the benefits of maintaining good mental health for an organisation include:
- Staff feel appreciated, they are engaged and motivated
- Staff feel physically and mentally fit
- Work productively and performance increases
- Ability to attract and retain top talent
- Staff will make good choices
- Increase in staff morale
- Sickness absence rates decrease
Latest research from 'thejournal.ie, VHI report' into the health of Ireland’s corporate employees found that almost 80% of corporate workers are concerned over mental health.
Who needs mental health and wellbeing training?
Good mental health and wellbeing practices in the workplace are essential for all staff.
Providing all staff with mental health and wellbeing training on, or shortly after starting employment with regular refresher updates throughout their employment can provide not only a productive but a safe workplace for everyone.
Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, your employer has a duty to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of all employees at work. This duty of care applies to both mental and physical wellbeing. Additionally, Section 19 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, places a duty on your employer to assess the risk to health.
How long does this Mental Health & Wellbeing training take?
The course will take no longer than 60 minutes to complete including an assessment. Each member of staff will receive their own personalised certificate upon successful completion.
Topics covered within the course include:
The law relating to health and wellbeing in the workplace
What is meant by mental health?
Types of mental health
The benefits to your staff and organisation of good mental health
The early warning signs of mental health issues
How to support yourself and others in times of need
How to handle sensitive conversations