It seems that everywhere you turn these days there is a celebrity, sport star or politician who wants to open about their mental health.
It's fantastic that high profile people are talking about it, but would you know if someone close to you was struggling with their mental health?
Do you know what to look for? Would you know what to do and how to help?
All this talk about mental health, but what is it? Is it true that you are either born with with or you're not? Is it really a chemical imbalance in the brain?
You want to do the right thing, but you're not a counsellor. What if you say something to make it worse? What if you ask if they're ok and they say 'No'?
What do you do? Surely this sort of thing is best left to the professionals? So many questions...
Our team of mental health specialists have come together to provide you with evidence based guidance in this online awareness course. We've developed this course to be just as engaging and interactive as our face to face programmes. In it you will learn all about mental health, how to spot the signs someone may be struggling and most important of all... what to do about it!
Access the full online course straight away, so you can move at your own pace. It's modular, so drop in and out anytime, and pick right back up where you left off.
Our specialist team share how we all have mental health, and what we can do to look after ourselves and others.
You will learn what to look out for and what to do to support someone, using the latest evidence based approaches.
None of the usual 'read a page of text and click next'. Our developers know a thing or two about learning design!
1. Pop Quiz:
Ten questions in a game show format designed to test your knowledge of mental health and wellbeing. It's not a test, more of an indicator of how much you may already know.
A session exploring some of the myths around mental health. In this interactive module we find out what people really think, and challenge some misconceptions in a ‘true or false’ activity, like: ‘You need special training to talk to someone’ and ‘If dad had depression, I will get it too”
3. The Terms:
People may not know what to say, for fear of causing offence or being hung out to dry by the ‘PC’ brigade. In this short interactive module, we clear up some of the jargon. What is “Mental Health”, “Wellbeing” and “Resilience” anyway?
4. The Continuum:
For some, mental ill health is very black and white; ‘you are either sick, or you are not sick’. In this engaging module we explore why it’s not as simple as that by introducing the Continuum, another way of thinking about mental health.
5. Factors that affect Mental Health:
What affects our mental health? Why do some people develop mental illness and other don’t? In this interactive module we explore issues such as Stress, Genetics (nature vs nurture) and chemical imbalance among others.
6. Common Conditions:
This module is divided into the most common workplace conditions. You will gain a better understanding of Stress, Anxiety and Depression. We look at how to spot the signs someone might be struggling, and what treatment could help.
7. How to support someone:
What do I say or do? What if I ask about them and then don’t know how to handle what they tell me? What if I make it worse? In this module we are going to look at what you can do to support someone. We are going to look specifically at suicidal crisis and non-emergency situations.
8. How to look after yourself:
What should we be doing to build our own personal resilience and protective factors against poor mental health? By the end of this module learners will have their own tailored action plan for enhancing their own wellbeing, based on the ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’
9. Let’s Review:
In this short module we invite learners to share their current thoughts, having completed the course. We then compare those thoughts with those gathered at the beginning to see how far we have come. A reflective module.
10. Fingers on Buzzers:
A final knowledge check to measure and consolidate learning. This quiz can be set to have a pass mark, requiring the learner to retake the test if a required mark is not achieved.
Terry is Director and Head of Training at Oakwood. He believes that mental health and wellbeing should be proactive, rather than reactive. With over 12 years teaching experience in these areas, he advises organisations in the development of appropriate risk assessment and policy.
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We know that you and your staff will love our courses.
Remember, we can alter any content to suit your specific needs to ensure you get the most out of your training. If, for whatever reason, you are unhappy with the course, we will give you a full refund.
Our courses can be hosted on our systems, or on your own LMS. If you don't have one, no problem. We will host it for you and give you your own group management portal so that you can monitor and manage your own learners.
Typically between 1-2 hrs. Our system lets you jump back in and pick up where you left off. It's also mobile responsive, which means you can learn when it suits you, in the office or working more flexibly. Desktop, Laptop, tablet or mobile phone, we've got you covered.
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Of course. We want to ensure our training does what you need it to do, and just like our face to face courses we can tailor content to meet your needs. We can include any additional content (eg trauma or menopause awareness), your policies and procedures as well as any additional resources or support details.