Introduction to Mental Health in the Workplace – Half Day

Recognising and understanding common mental health issues is also vital to helping to reduce the stigma associated with mental health in the UK.

Course description

Throughout this half day course, learners will be introduced to mental health issues such as depression and suicide and build an understanding of stress.

Who should attend?

The Level 1 Award in Introduction to Mental Health in the Workplace (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification for people who wish to raise their awareness of mental health and improve their mindfulness in work and everyday life. The qualification would be suitable for an individual or a group of up to 25 colleagues at a time within a business.

Candidates need a basic command of English (defined as Level 2). While we are often able to provide support to people who do not have English as a first language, our ability to do so is limited by the time available and the number of people who require assistance. We may be able to make special arrangements if requested in advance. Please contact us if you need any guidance.

Fancy an upgrade? Take a look at the Level 2 Understanding Mental Health in the Workplace (RQF)

Booking for a group of students? Have a look at on-site training options.

What are the different learning methods for this course? 

Face to face learning (Our Fave!)

Learning is entirely classroom based, this course requires half a day in the classroom. We always recommend this type of training to get as much concentrated experience as possible

Virtual Classroom

This qualification can be delivered online using a virtual classroom. It can be delivered entirely online by combining remote training and an invigilated e-Assessment or Learners can complete the remote training and then attend a face-to-face assessment session. Please contact us if you would like to use this option.

What topics are covered on the Introduction to Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace course?

Understanding mental health and its importance

Know a range of common Mental Health conditions including:

  • Signs of stress and helpful and unhelpful methods of managing stress
  • Signs and symptoms of depression
  • Suicide

Understanding the need for self-care and mindfulness

  • Why do we need a self-care plan?
  • The considerations for a self-care plan
  • What is mindfulness?
  • Testing our own well-being

Assessment and certification


Continuous observation by the trainer and multiple-choice theory assessment.


Successful candidates receive a nationally recognised, Ofqual accredited Level 1 Introduction to Mental Health in the Workplace (RQF) certificate, valid for three years.

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