Mental Health in the Workplace Level 3 (VTQ)
CPD Certified Training Approved by Skills for Care

This two day Mental Health in the Workplace course is ideal for those who need further training and is ideal for managers. The topics covered include understanding mental health, how to recognise mental ill health problems and supporting an employee with mental health-related problems.

ProTrainings are one of the few Skills for Care centres of Excellence where we passed stringent checks to prove our commitment to high-quality training and compliance. We are also able to offer Skills for Care Endorsed qualifications for our classroom and video online training courses ensuring you have an acceptable certificate to prove your compliance.  This means that our training meets the high standards expected by Skills for Care.

This ProTrainings Qualification is also endorsed by TQUK, who are an Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual. This gives an extra level of appreciation on this ProTrainings qualification. You can buy an endorsed certificate if you need one, once you pass the course. You do not have to buy this extra certificate and the course is the same whichever option you choose. 

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Employees
  • Managers
  • Care workers

This course comes with 12.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

Learning Outcomes (LO) – PRO/1498/MHWL3

These learning outcomes are mapped to meet a Mental Health in the Workplace Level 3 (VTQ) criterion. Each learning outcome presents a knowledge, skill or assessment to help students understand the curriculum in finer detail.

LO UNIT - 1 Understand the difference between mental health and mental ill health

LO1 Understanding mental health and how it is defined 1.1 Describe how mental health affects human behaviour 1.2 List abnormalities resulting from mental health 1.3 Describe the components of mental well-being

LO2 Be able to provide examples of well-being

2.1 Recognise ideals that relate to resilience 2.2 Understand how to maximise well-being in the workplace 2.3 Identify the risk factors associated with mental ill health problems

LO3 List risk factors that are caused by mental health

3.1 Be able to identify common, known or historical factors that can cause the risk of mental health 3.2 Describe examples of mental health problems

LO4 Recognise how mental health can lead to other known character traits

4.1 Be able to understand how mental health problems can affect normality from one day to another 4.2 Complete the ’Extreme effects of Mental Health problems on day to day living’ handout 4.3 Understand social and cultural attitudes to mental illness

LO5 Recognise how stigma and discrimination can lead to overwhelming influences on individuals, communities and societies

5.1 Understand how stereotyping can lead to prejudice, discrimination and inequality 5.2 Be able to understand the Equality Act 2010 and its relevance to mental health 5.3 Recognise how media is involved in mental ill health

LO6 Identify different types of media sources and how they can influence the perception of mental health

6.1 Complete exerts from a newspaper article and highlight areas that may account for the negative betrayal of mental ill health 6.2 Understand the impact of stigma in mental ill health 6.3 Define what is meant by the term stress and explain how it affects people

LO7 Define what is meant by the term stress and explain how it affects people

7.1 Understand what stress is and how it is commonly defined  7.2 Be able to identify what causes stress  7.3 Identify what causes stress in the workplace  7.4 Understand how stress can cause harm to the human body  7.5 Recognise positive signs and symptoms of useful stress ie. Motivation, solving challenges and boosting memory  7.6 List signs and symptoms of harmful stress  7.7 Be able to manage stress in the workplace – local and workplace support and self-management  

LO8  Understand how anxiety, phobias, depression, bipolar and schizophrenia is a denominator for ill related mental health

8.1 Describe the difference between anxiety and panic attacks  8.2 Understand when anxiety, phobia, depression, bipolar and schizophrenia becomes a mental health problem  8.3 Recognise the signs and symptoms of anxiety, phobia, depression, bipolar and schizophrenia  8.4 Be able to manage an employee who has anxiety, phobia, depression, bipolar or schizophrenia  8.5 Identify common treatments for anxiety, phobia, depression, bipolar and schizophrenia

UNIT – 2

LO1 Understand why mental health is not discussed at work

1.1 Be able to understand the increase in mental health in the UK by knowing ratios and statistics based on UK sources of information  1.2 Describe and provide examples on why mental health is not discussed in the workplace  1.3 Understand how to recognise and understand mental health problems  1.4 Be able to support and encourage colleagues, families or friends to discuss mental health  

LO2 Be able to recognise other types of legislation that applies to Mental Health UK

2.1 Understanding The Equality Act 2010 and its role with mental health  2.2 Understanding the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 and its relation to care and mental health 2.3 Understand The Mental Health Act (MHA) 1983 and how it applies to your company in the workplace  2.4 Be able to interpret each Act and how they apply to your workplace  2.5 Know and understand the employers and employees duty of care in the workplace  2.6 Be aware of your obligation in the workplace by understanding the importance of confidentiality

LO3 Understanding problems in the workplace as a result of unidentified mental health

3.1 Explain how to recognise a problem in the workplace, including changes to an employee and your own changes as an employee  3.2 Be able to describe how these changes affect the workplace  3.3 Describe how difficult it is to disclose mental health in the workplace

  • CQC website link
  • Eating disorders facts
  • Factsheet on Anxiety Disorders
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • HSE - An example of a stress policy
  • HSE - Tackling work-related stress using the Management Standards approach
  • HSE - What are the Management Standards?
  • HSE Management Standards Indicator Tool sheet
  • HSE Stress in the Workplace website
  • How to Manage and Reduce Stress leaflet
  • How to be mentally healthy at work - MIND leaflet link
  • How to manage stress - MIND leaflet link
  • Link to workplace mental health document
  • MIND employer resources link
  • MIND website
  • Mental Health Foundation website
  • Mental health UK website
  • NHS Choices Web link
  • NHS Mental Health website
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder facts
  • Panic Attack - Anxiety UK Brief Guide
  • Personality disorders facts
  • Schizophrenia facts
  • Talking toolkit - Preventing workplace stress from the HSE
  • Understanding anxiety and panic attacks - MIND leaflet link
  • Understanding depression - MIND leaflet link
  • Understanding mental health problems - MIND leaflet link
  • Work related stress depression or anxiety statistics in Great Britain, 2018 - HSE document
  • Working together to reduce stress at work - HSE leaflet
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