Supporting Your Staff Through Mental Health

There has never been a greater focus on mental health and wellbeing than now. Our online mental health course has been designed for employers, managers, supervisors and team leaders to better understand and support people with mental health problems. The mental health training course includes an instant digital certificate on completion and should take around one hour to finish.

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Course Overview


  • Intermediate
  • 1 Study Hour
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate


  • Online Interactive Course
  • Virtual College Endorsed

Course description

This course provides information about mental health and wellbeing for employers and managers. It is aimed at business owners and managers in a variety of settings who want to better understand and support people with mental health problems.


This course looks at the six main factors affecting mental health and wellbeing at work and how you can support your employees through helping to define mental health, look at the symptoms, the impact it can have, legislation surrounding mental health and how to devise an action plan which promotes positive mental wellbeing in the workplace.

The impact of mental health in the workplace saw 0.5 million employees suffer from work-related stress and 11.7 million working days were lost in 2016. On average each case saw 24 working days lost at a cost of up to £10 billion per year in the public sector.

The course is suited for business owners and managers in a variety of settings. A positive, healthy workplace culture can increase productivity, morale and create a more pleasurable atmosphere.

Reasonable adjustments must be made for employees who report their mental health problems as a disability under The Equality Act 2010. This course explains what adjustments should be made and what to do if these adjustments do not work.

Who should take this course?

This course is aimed at managers and business owners across all industries, no matter the size of the workforce, who want to better understand and support people with mental health problems.

What does this course cover?

This course will help you to support and understand your employee's mental health through a series of modules and lessons, which aim to address the following areas:

  • Define mental health and the key influencing factors.
  • Identify the symptoms of a range of common mental health issues.
  • Describe the impact of mental health issues on the workplace.
  • Summarise the legislation associated with mental health at work
  • Device an action plan as to how you can promote mental wellbeing in your workplace and support your staff.

Supporting Your Staff Through Mental Health Certificate

Learners will be able to download a digital certificate on completion. The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

You will learn

  • Define mental health and the key influencing factors
  • Identify the symptoms of a range of common mental health issues
  • Describe the impact of mental health issues on the workplace

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Managers
  • Business Owners

How the online courses work

  • Find a course

    To begin searching for your online training you can click on the course category section on our website and browse through all of our training categories.

    Alternatively if you already know the title of the training you’re looking for you can use the search bar located in the centre of the homepage and go directly to the course you want.

  • Buy the course

    When buying one of our courses, you will need to enter a valid email address which will be used to create your account with our Learning Management System – Enable – where you will take the training. We will also send your purchase receipt to this email address, and any additional courses purchased in future using the same email address will be added to your system account.

    Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.

    If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.

  • Take the course

    This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.

    The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physical copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

  • Your Certificate

    Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College which will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable, the learner's name, the title of the course and the date of completion.

    If you have purchased the posted certificate option, available on selected courses, a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out the following working week after completion.