Mental health matters

Pesronal issues, life events, working conditions and our environment can have a huge impact on mental health and, equally, someone's mental health can have a significant impact to perform well in their job and ultimately enjoy their life.

1 in 6.8 people are experiencing mental health problems in the workplace (14.7%) Women in full-time employment are nearly twice as likely to have a common mental health problem as full-time employed men (19.8% vs 10.9%) Evidence suggests that 12.7% of all sickness absence days in the UK can be attributed to mental health conditions.

Understanding mental health is imperative to help combat the negative stigma that surrounds mental health, it can allow you to identify signs and symptoms of mental ill health and understand why various life events can cause a wide range of issues. Mental health sits on a continuum, meaning that anyone can, at any point find themselves at any part of the spectrum. Our suite of mental health courses help learners outline strategies to manage their own mental health and how to assist the mental health of others, therefore creating a more positive and understanding cultire.

If you're having a mental health emergency, remember that you're not alone and help is available from mind and the samaritans, the samaritans can also be contacted by calling 116 123 for free. Their websites also contain useful reference information for understanding mental health.

All our Mental Health qualifications have been accredited by the regulators of England and Wales (Ofqual and the Welsh Government) and are part of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

Mental Health courses

Highfield Level 2 Award in Introduction to Mental Health Awareness (RQF)

This accredited qualification is designed to help learners develop their underpinning knowledge and understanding in relation to mental health, mental ill health and wellbeing.

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Highfield Level 2 Award in Introduction to First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)

This accredited qualification covers the role of a first aider for mental health. Essensialy, is to provide basic mental health support or to be the first response to someone in need, usually in the workplace.

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Highfield Level 3 Award in Understanding Mental Health in the Workplace for Managers (RQF)

This accredited qualification outlines how managers can support their employees mental health. The manager’s role is to lead, mentor and support an employee. The management role involves supporting employees who may present with mental ill health in the workplace and this qualification provides an understanding of the basic principles relating to supporting mental health in the workplace and promoting a positive, ‘wellness at work’ culture.

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