Mental Health Awareness

Host: Workers Educational Association

Location: Online

Cost: FREE: The course is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), meaning it is delivered at no cost to the participant

Dates:

Wednesday, 13th July 2022 at 4:30pm - 7:30pm

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Please note: to be eligible for this course, you must be an employee of an SME that is based in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire.

If you have any queries about this course, please email Rebecca at SAIL@wea.org.uk

This is a 6 week course. Course dates are as follows:

  • Session 1: Wednesday 13 July 2022; 4.30 – 7.30 pm
  • Session 2: Wednesday 20 July 2022; 4.30 – 7.30 pm
  • Session 3: Wednesday 27 July 2022; 4.30 – 7.30 pm
  • Session 4: Wednesday 3 August 2022; 4.30 – 7.30 pm
  • Session 5: Wednesday 10 August 2022; 4.30 – 7.30 pm
  • Session 6: Wednesday 17 August 2022; 4.30 – 7.30 pm

Please note that you will need to attend all sessions to achieve certification.

 

This course provides a deeper understanding of mental health awareness and what is meant by the term 'mental health'. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being and it affects how we think, feel, and act, it also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.

During the course, you will consider the definition and causes of mental health difficulties. You will also explore common perceptions of mental health difficulties and how stereotyping can affect people's perceptions and will develop your level of knowledge of the rights of those who experience mental health difficulties and learn where appropriate support can be sought. You will also develop awareness of cultural diversity within mental health issues.

As a result of completing this 6 week course, delegates will be aware of:

  • what is meant by mental health
  • some of the social and personal effects of mental ill-health
  • some of the responses to mental health issues
  • cultural diversity in relation to mental health issues

No matter the cause of mental health difficulties in the workplace, they are likely to impact productivity. So, the business case for looking after your own and your employees’ wellbeing could not be clearer. Being able to identify and support employees mental health will in turn boost productivity.

 

 

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