Mental Health and Wellbeing Courses
Throughout 2020-21, everyone has faced new challenges. From social isolation and working from home, through to emerging from lockdown and the return to a fast-paced world. Despite being considered a return to ‘normalcy’ there has been nothing normal about the past few years. This can result in stress, anxiety, depression etc. All of which can diminish a person’s confidence and comfort in the workplace. Might they turn to you for help?
Why do a Mental Health First Aid course or learn about Mental Health in the Workplace?
As you start to welcome staff back into the workplace its important the provision for identifying and supporting those with mental health issues is in place. Empower those in your organisation who have the ability to deliver on your wellbeing strategy by building a network of Mental Health Champions who have:
- Knowledge and confidence to provide Mental Health First Aid for the most common mental health issues.
- An understanding of how to help build a mentally healthy workplace, challenge stigma and support positive wellbeing.
As a Mental Health First Aider or Champion you will be able to understand and support those who may be experiencing mental ill health. Confidently providing non-judgemental support and reassurance to guide them to seek appropriate professional support.
- Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace – NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate
For more info about course delivery and requirements, please check the course page.
What is the difference between mental health and mental illness?
Mental Health =/= Mental Illness
Mental health refers to the general happiness of our mind at any given point in life. It determines our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It can therefore influence our behaviour, the processing of our thoughts and feelings, have a bearing on how we act and react in certain situations and our interaction with others. Our mental health is influenced by our life experiences, relationships with others, physical health and our environment.
Mental illness refers to a time that involves a mental illness like depression, anxiety, PTSD, post-natal depression, dementia etc. In the course of our lifetime, we may not experience a mental illness, but we will struggle or have a challenge with our mental health (mental wellbeing) just like we have challenges with our physical wellbeing from time to time.
Mental wellbeing is a spectrum the same as ‘mental health’. We can have good, poor or average mental wellbeing on any given day. However, poor mental wellbeing generally will be used to discuss stress, low mood, lack of motivation, burnout etc rather than a specific mental illness.
“There is no health without mental health.” – World Health Organisation