How you feel on any given day can be caused and influenced by so many different factors. Work is often one of the most significant of those factors. Stress is often a part of the job, and in small amounts, stress can even be a positive thing. High amounts of stress over a long period of time, however, can be very damaging to your mental and physical health, as well as your overall wellbeing.
VinciWorks has released a new mental health course, Mental Health: Wellbeing at Work. This course is designed to give users an understanding of some of the causes of stress at work, what can happen when it’s not dealt with, and how employees and employers can help reduce unnecessary stress and improve wellbeing at work.
The course includes short summary of different mental health conditions, some of which might be considered a disability under the Equality Act. This course is not a substitute for medical or specialist advice. Mental Health: Wellbeing at Work can be fully customised to enable employers to add relevant policies, procedures, links and information they want to communicate to their staff around mental health and wellbeing.
The course has an optional section for managers that provides further details of the mental health and wellbeing issues to be aware of for anyone with management responsibilities. Further, each unit in the course comes with background music that can be muted. We recommend users take the course while using headphones.
- Signs and symptoms of different mental health conditions
- External resources from the voluntary sector and NHS
- Information about mental health and wellbeing
- Recognising the signs, symptoms and risks of stress
- Personalised stress risk assessment
- Mental health and the law
- Taking care of yourself
- Taking care of others
- Creating a culture of openness around mental health
- Understand the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues including stress
- Learn the warning signs in yourself and others
- Know what resources are available in the organisation and outside the organisation to support yourself and others
- Understand your own stress risks
- Learn about specific responsibilities placed on managers