Understanding Mental Health in the Workplace – 1 Day

By developing an understanding of common mental health issues, employees can become mental health advocates and encourage positive conversations about mental health in the workplace.

Course description

Throughout this 1 day course, learners will develop an understanding on the importance of positive mental health and wellbeing in the workplace and the role that everyone plays in recognising mental health issues at work.

Who should attend?

The Level 2 Award in Understanding Mental Health in the Workplace (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification that has been specifically designed to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions in the workplace and how best to offer support and guidance to colleagues.

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 3 Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace (RQF)

Don’t need a whole day course? Try the Level 1 Introduction to 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 1 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 in the Understanding Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace course?

Understanding mental health and its importance

Identifying the roles and responsibilities of those associated with mental health in the workplace

Legislation associated with mental health in the workplace

Promoting positive mental health in the workplace

Common mental health conditions, including:

  • Work-related stress
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Phobias
  • Bipolar
  • Self-harm
  • Psychosis
  • Suicide

Identifying key features within a mental health first aid at work action plan and listening techniques

Assessment and certification


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


Successful candidates receive a nationally recognised, Ofqual accredited Level 2 Understanding Mental Health in the Workplace (RQF) certificate, valid for three years.

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