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Employee Wellbeing eLearning Toolkit

About this course

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

 

Who needs mental health and wellbeing training?

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

Providing all employees 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 Act 1974, 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. 

Additionally, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, places a duty on the employer to assess the risk to health.

 

How long does this Mental Health & Wellbeing training take?

Each 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.

Did you know?

Stress and mental ill-health are two of the biggest factors contributing to long-term sickness absence costs, across all industry sectors. Mental ill-health costs the UK economy approximately £94bn every year.

(Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)

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What courses are included within this toolkit?

This toolkit is designed to enable all-staff training for organisations in key mental health and wellbeing areas. You can purchase one or more courses from the 7 topic areas listed below.

Should you have a particular need to brand or tailor any of the courses to your specific requirement, that is no problem at all. We offer a full bespoke service in house. If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to contact Debbie Wilson - debbie@legal-island.com. 

   

Mental Health & Wellbeing

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

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the area of mental health and wellbeing, ensuring all staff are aware of the importance of mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. This includes the benefits to staff and the organisation of maintaining good mental health.

Topics covered within the course include: 

What is meant by mental health

Types of mental health

The benefits of good mental health

The early warning signs of mental health issues

Supporting yourself and others in times of need

How to handle sensitive conversations

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Coping with Fatigue

All employers have a responsibility to support the health and wellbeing of their staff as part of their health and safety duties. Sleep is an essential ingredient for good health, both mental and physical. Poor sleep and fatigue go hand in hand and can be extremely dangerous in the workplace.  

Sleep is essential to people's ability to perform at work. As an employer, it is vital that your staff have an understanding of this. 

Topics covered within the course include: 

What is fatigue

What causes fatigue

The law relating to fatigue in the workplace

The symptoms of fatigue

Tips on how to recover from fatigue

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Menopause

The menopause is a difficult subject to talk about - it is intensely personal, but it is also essential to understand how it affects people's ability to perform at work. 

The purpose of this course is to improve your staff’s understanding of the menopause and help create a more comfortable working environment for women experiencing the menopause. This course is for all employees, regardless of gender.

Dispelling the taboo surrounding menopause, helps an organisation build a more inclusive workforce and a great place to work. The cost of supporting colleagues in the workplace with compassion and simple reasonable adjustments is minimal in comparison with the cost of losing an employee.

Topics covered within the course include: 

What is the menopause

The law relating to menopause in the workplace

The symptoms of menopause

How to support your colleagues

Top tips to cope with the menopause

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Suicide Awareness

Talking about suicidal feelings in an honest and non-judgemental way can help break down the stigma associated with it, meaning people are more likely to seek help and open up about how they feel.

This course is designed to raise awareness of suicide and help reduce the risk of suicide. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, employers have a legal duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees at work.  This duty includes risks to both physical and mental health.  

It's not always possible to prevent suicidal thoughts, but training staff in taking positive steps towards keeping a healthy mind can help people cope better with stressful or upsetting situations. This may reduce the risk of developing a mental health condition, such as depression and the risk of suicidal thoughts.

Topics covered within the course include: 

What is suicide

What causes suicide

How to identify colleagues at risk

How to support your colleagues

How to support yourself

The impact of suicide

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Musculoskeletal Health

The term musculoskeletal health, or even its shortened version MSK, can be off-putting. However, most people will have some experience of back pain, a pulled muscle or torn ligaments. Raising awareness and creating a positive culture can help employees prevent such issues - and manage existing issues. Everyone should be encouraged to invest in their own musculoskeletal health inside and outside work.

According to The Labour Force Survey 2017/18, 469,000 workers in Great Britain suffer from musculoskeletal disorders that are linked to the workplace.

Topics covered within the course include: 

What is the musculoskeletal health

What causes musculoskeletal disorders

Why MSDs must be managed at work

Symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders

How to support yourself

The impact of musculoskeletal disorders

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Managing Stress

Stress is a 21st-century epidemic. The good news is we can take control of our lives and learn how to manage stress inside and outside of the workplace. This course is designed to increase your staff’s awareness of stress and provide them with the foundation to manage it successfully.

Work-related stress can cause major problems in a business. It can reduce productivity, increase sickness absence and increase staff turnover. In Great Britain, legislation obligates an employer to ensure their employees are not made ill by work. This obligation takes into consideration stress.

Topics covered within the course include: 

What is stress

What causes stress

Why stress must be managed at work

The signs of stress

How to support yourself

How to support your colleagues

The impact of stress

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Building Resilience

As the pace and intensity of the workplace is not likely to slow down in the future, it is more important than ever for your staff to build resilience skills to effectively navigate their work-life. This course is designed to increase your staff’s understanding of resilience and provide them with knowledge on how to develop their own personal resilience.

Organisations have a duty of care to ensure the wellbeing of their employees. Developing resilience can lead to employees suffering less stress, less anxiety and lowers the risk of suffering physical and mental health problems.

Topics covered within the course include: 

What is resilience

Why it is important to have a resilient workforce

The characteristics of a resilient person

How to develop personal resilience

How to support your colleagues

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of users said they found the courses beneficial for their organisation

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of users said their knowledge of the compliance topic area improved

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