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Mental Health Awareness Course

Description

Theme:

Personal Effectiveness

Category:

Health and Safety/Wellbeing/Equality and Diversity

About this course:

This introductory half-day course has been designed to increase mental health awareness in the workplace, to help staff feel more confident in supporting colleagues and contribute to a positive work environment.

Learning outcomes:

As a result of attending the course, you will be able to:.

- Recognise signs and symptoms of common mental health problems such as stress, anxiety and depression, and understand the potential impact of health on work and work on health.

- Consider where you are on the mental wellbeing continuum.

- Demonstrate the empathic and non-judgemental approach required when supporting individuals with their mental wellbeing.

- Consider how the NHS Five Ways to Mental Wellbeing model can be applied to your work and home life.

- Access relevant resources and other sources of support, and be able to provide appropriate signposting to colleagues.

Who should attend this course:

The course is open to any member of staff who would like to develop an understanding of mental health problems in the workplace and feel more confident in providing basic support to colleagues.

Please note that, whilst aspects of the course can be applied to work with students, it does not provide specific guidance on this.

There is a 2-day course on Mental Health First Aid, facilitated by members of the Student Wellbeing service.

Please contact Student Wellbeing for more information.

Presenter(s):

Karen Griffiths, Occupational Health Advisor.

What previous participants have said about this course:.

"I learned how to become aware of the signs of distress in colleagues and the resources available to help at the University".

"I learnt that there are many useful resources available at the University".

"Some good tips for managing my own mental health and wellbeing".

Before the course:

In preparation for the course, please think about any aspects of mental health that you would like to explore during the course.

You will not be required to share any personal information if you chose not to, but the course is interactive and active participation is encouraged.

Learning provider:

This course is administered by People Development; please e-mail peopledevelopment@exeter.ac.uk for any queries.

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