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Supporting Employees in Mental Distress/Ill Health Course Programme

Supporting Employees in Mental Distress/Ill Health Course Programme is a 1 day training course.  The course aims to teach participants how to provide immediate support to employees who are experiencing a mental health crisis or are in mental distress until appropriate professional help is accessed.

The course also aims to give participants an improved understanding of common mental health problems as well as their accompanying signs and symptoms. In addition, it helps participants gain an understanding of  how to offer appropriate support and signpost where help can be obtained.


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Duration: 1 Day
Participants: 10 participants

Who Is This Course Intended For?

This course is aimed at Line Managers, Supervisors, Human Resources professionals

Course Objectives
  • On completion of this course, participants will have:
  • an improved understanding and recognition of common mental health problems
  • an improved understanding of how to give immediate care to someone in a mental health crisis or in mental distress and support them to access effective help
  • a better understanding of the stigma facing people with mental health difficulties and how to assist them in overcoming this
  • a better emphasis on the boundaries of their role i.e. that they are NOT TRAINED
    • as mental Health professionals
    • as counsellors
    • to diagnose mental health problems
Course Contents
  • What is Mental Health?
  • Benefits of supporting employee’s mental health
  • Outline of employer’s legal obligations with regards to employee mental health
  • Line Managers role & concerns regarding mental health
  • How to recognise and respond to employees in mental distress/crisis
  • Practicing through roleplay how to listen and respond to a person in mental distress/crisis
  • How to support and signpost to someone in mental distress where help can be accessed
  • Responding to the risk of suicide
  • Minimising mental health stigma in the workplace
  • Establishing the boundaries of the role and being aware of your limitations
  • How to take care of your own mental health

Supporting Employees in Mental Distress/Ill Health Course Programme – Occupli Certification


5 x MCQ, 5 x short answer questions