Mental Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace

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Why is mental health and wellbeing training important?

Mental health and wellbeing is an integral part of how we feel about our jobs, how well we perform and how well we interact with our colleagues, customers and clients. 

While the employer is primarily responsible for providing an environment to support the mental health and wellbeing of their staff, all employees also have a duty of care for their own health and wellbeing. This duty of care can also extend to your colleagues wellbeing.  

Investing time and money in workplace health and wellbeing can bring many benefits to your staff and your organisation. Some of the benefits of maintaining good mental health for an organisation include:

  • Staff feel appreciated, they are engaged and motivated
  • Staff feel physically and mentally fit
  • Work productively and performance increases
  • Ability to attract and retain top talent
  • Staff will make good choices
  • Increase in staff morale
  • Sickness absence rates decrease

A report, ‘Mental Health Foundation’s Fundamental Facts for Northern Ireland’, found that mental health is the leading reason for workplace absence in Northern Ireland, accounting for almost one out of every three days lost (31.9% of all days). Mental health reasons accounted for 39.1% of long-term sickness leave.


Who needs mental health and wellbeing training?

Good mental health and wellbeing practices in the workplace are essential for all staff.

Providing all staff with mental health and wellbeing training on, or shortly after starting employment with regular refresher updates throughout their employment can provide not only a productive but a safe workplace for everyone.

Under the Health and Safety at Work Order (Northern Ireland) 1978, the employer has a duty to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of all employees at work. This duty of care applies to both mental and physical wellbeing. 

According to Mind (mental health charity), 60% of employees say they’d feel more motivated and more likely to recommend their organisation as a good place to work if their employer took action to support mental health and wellbeing. 


How long does this Mental Health & Wellbeing training take?

The course will take no longer than 60 minutes to complete including an assessment. Each member of staff will receive their own personalised certificate upon successful completion.

What does this course cover?
This course was specifically designed by the Wellbeing & Inclusion team at BITCNI in partnership with Legal Island for organisations based in Northern Ireland to reflect realistic scenarios you might face in the NI workplace.

Topics covered within the course include:

The law relating to health and wellbeing in the workplace

What is meant by mental health?

Types of mental health

The benefits to your staff and organisation of good mental health

The early warning signs of mental health issues

How to support yourself and others in times of need

How to handle sensitive conversations

How can I access the course?

To view a FREE demo of this Mental Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace eLearning course on behalf of your organisation, simply click on the button below.

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