Mental Health in the Workplace Awareness Level 1 (VTQ)
CPD Certified Training Approved by Skills for Care

This half day course is ideal for all employees to give them a basic awareness of mental health in the workplace.  We also offer a one-day level two course and a two-day level 2 course for managers and those who need a higher level of training.

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.

Learning Outcomes – PRO/502/MHWAL1

These learning outcomes are mapped to meet a Mental Health in the Workplace Awareness

Level 1 (VTQ) criterion. Each learning outcome presents a knowledge, skill or assessment to help students

understand the curriculum in finer detail.

Learning Outcomes (LO)

The learner will:

LO

UNIT - 1

Understand the difference between mental health and mental ill health.

LO1

Describe how mental health affects human behaviour

1.1

Describe the components of mental well-being and how it relates to resilience.

LO2

Be able to provide examples of well-being in the workplace

2.1

Understanding resilience and the capacity to stay mentally well during difficult situations

2.2

Understand how to positively support individual well-being in the workplace

2.3

Understand how risk factors associated with mental ill health can lead to problems in the workplace.

LO3

Be aware of risk factors that are caused from mental health

3.1

Be able to recognise how mental health problems can affect day-to-day living

LO4

Recognise how mental health can lead to other known character traits

4.1

Understand how mental health problems can affect normality from one day to another

4.2

Understand how social and cultural attitudes can lead 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

Understanding causes of stress and knowing how stress can stem from influences resulting from work

LO6

Understand what stress is and how it is commonly defined

6.1

Be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of useful and harmful stress

6.2

Be able to manage stress in the workplace – local and workplace support and self-management

6.3

Be able to understand different types of mental health

LO7

Describe what an anxiety is and how it becomes a mental health problem (including phobias)

7.1

Recognise the physical and psychological signs and symptoms of anxiety

7.2

Be able to understand what depression is, how it is defined and what the common symptoms are

7.3

  • 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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