Workplace Wellbeing Academy

Training Courses

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Our training offers a structured and fully accredited approach to the promotion of positive mental health and wellbeing.

We can provide courses ranging from half day awareness workshops to two-day courses aimed at those supervising wellbeing programmes in the workplace and include proactive approaches designed to produce healthy workplace cultures in which people can flourish.

Courses include:

iact Managing and Promoting Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing

This one-day course:

  • gives managers a greater understanding of mental health and wellbeing issues and an ability to recognise when colleagues may need further help and support.
  • offers guidance and advice for how managers may connect with colleagues who may be experiencing a mental health or wellbeing issue.
  • equips managers with practical tools, a resource pack and signposting to further help and support concerning mental health and wellbeing issues.

The iact course highlights what managers need to know regarding managing mental health in the workplace (for example regarding legislation and The Health and Safety Executive).

The iact course comes with a 168-page evidence-based course manual, toolkit and resource pack for each manager.

The iact course highlights what managers need to know regarding managing mental health in the workplace (for example regarding legislation and The Health and Safety Executive).

This evidence-based proactive approach aims to create healthier workplace cultures in which mental health and wellbeing issues are less likely to arise.

A similar course is available for the general workforce. iact training s accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

The iact course highlights what managers need to know regarding managing mental health in the workplace (for example regarding legislation and The Health and Safety Executive).

This evidence-based proactive approach aims to create healthier workplace cultures in which mental health and wellbeing issues are less likely to arise.

A similar course is available for the general workforce. iact training s accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

First Aid for Mental Health

First Aid for Mental Health (FAA Level 2/SCQF Level 5)

 RQF Level 2 Award/ SCQF Level 5 Award

This one-day course enables volunteers to take on the role of a First Aider for Mental Health in the workplace.

  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?
  • Identifying Mental Health Conditions
  • Providing Advice and Starting a Conversation
  • Stress
  • Mental Health Conditions
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • First Aid Action Plan for Mental Health
  • Mental Health in the Workplace

The qualification is assessed through both a practical demonstration of the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan and a multiple-choice question paper.

Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (FAA Level 1/SCQF Level 4)

This half-day course is aimed at raising general mental health awareness amongst a workforce.

  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?
  • Identifying Mental Health Conditions
  • Providing Advice and Starting a Conversation
  • Stress
  • Mental Health Conditions

The qualification is assessed through a multiple-choice question paper. A Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment.

Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (RQF Level 3 Award/ SCQF Level 6 Award)

This two-day course is aimed at those managing teams of First Aiders for Mental Health in the workplace and so goes into more detail.

  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?
  • Identifying Mental Health Conditions
  • Providing Advice and Starting a Conversation
  • Stress
  • Mental Health Conditions
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • First Aid Action Plan for Mental Health
  • Mental Health in the Workplace
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Self-harm
  • Eating Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia

Summative practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor each day, along with a written assessment on each day. 

Suicide First Aid through Understanding Suicide Intervention

A 1-day training solution teaching suicide intervention skills:

  • Teaching the theory and practice of suicide intervention skills that can be applied in any professional or personal setting, captured in a one-day event accredited by City and Guilds of London. We use only the most experienced suicide prevention trainers to deliver this unique learning experience: for anyone who seeks greater understanding and confidence to intervene with people at risk of suicide. 
  • The Suicide First Aid through Understanding Suicide Intervention (SFAUSI) course gives learners the knowledge and tools to understand that suicide is one of the most preventable deaths and some basic skills can help someone with thoughts of suicide stay safe from their thoughts and stay alive. 
  • SFAUSI is comprised of 4 parts, each 90 minutes duration. The programme teaches and practices the skills and knowledge needed to identify someone who may be thinking about suicide and competently intervene to help create suicide safety as a first aid approach.

The course has been accredited by City & Guilds of London. Upon satisfactory completion participants attain 6 NQF credits at level 4. 

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