Mental Health in the Workplace Level 2 (VTQ)
14th August, Broughton, North Lincolnshire
2nd November, Carcroft, Doncaster
One in four people in the UK will have a mental health problem at some point. While mental health problems are common, most are mild, tend to be short-term and are normally successfully treated, with medication, by a GP.
Mental health is about how we think, feel and behave. Anxiety and depression are the most common mental health problems. They are often a reaction to a difficult life event, such as bereavement, but can also be caused by work-related issues.
Where such stress is prolonged it can lead to both physical and psychological damage, including anxiety and depression. Work can also aggravate pre-existing conditions, and problems at work can bring on symptoms or make their effects worse.
Whether work is causing the health issue or aggravating it, employers have a legal responsibility to help their employees. Work-related mental health issues must to be assessed to measure the levels of risk to staff. Where a risk is identified, steps must be taken to remove it or reduce it as far as reasonably practicable.
Some employees will have a pre-existing physical or mental health condition when recruited or may develop one caused by factors that are not work-related factors.
Their employers may have further legal requirements, to make reasonable adjustments under equalities legislation
- Meaning of Mental Health and Mental Ill Health
- The Components of Mental Well-being
- Risk Factors Associated with Mental Ill-health Problems
- Examples of Mental Health Problems
- How Mental Health Problems Affect Day-to-Day Living
- Social and Cultural Attitudes to Mental Illness
- Mental Health and Discrimination
- Stereotyping in Mental Health
- Impact of Stigma in Mental Ill Health
- Causes of Stress
- Signs and Symptoms of Useful and Harmful Stress
- Managing Stress
- Difference between Anxiety and Panic attack
- When is Anxiety a Mental Health Problem?
- Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety
- Symptoms of Depression and Causes
- Managing Depression Mental Health in the Workplace
- Why is Mental Health not Discussed at Work?
- What Legislation applies to Mental Health UK?
- What are The Management Standards?
- The Six Stressor Areas in the Workplace
- Employers Duty of Care
- Obligations in the Workplace
- Removing Stigma in the Workplace
- The 5 Components of Emotional Intelligence
- Recognising Changes in an Employee
- Recognising own Changes as an Employee
- How Do Those Changes Affect the Workplace?
- Difficulty in Disclosing Mental Health
- Starting a Discussion and Advice to Help with a Discussion
- Advice for Manager/Employer Offering Support
- Absence Due to (Mental) Illness
- Supporting People to Stay at or Return to Work
- Promoting a Healthy Workplace
- Five Steps to Mental Wellbeing
- Understanding Mental Health
- Recognising and discussing different mental ill
- Health Problems
- Mental Health and legislation
- Understanding responsibilities in the workplace under mental health
- Recognising a problem
- Supporting an employee with mental health related problems
- Promoting a healthy workplace