‘Mental Health Awareness’ is the first entry in a series of wellbeing courses currently in development.
EssentialSkillz today announced the launch of a new course designed to highlight mental health awareness in the workplace. The course also serves as the first entry in a new Wellbeing Pack that is currently being developed by the company throughout 2019.
“We are thrilled with the new addition to our ever-expanding course list,” said Julian Roberts, EssentialSkillz CEO. “Approximately one in four people will experience some form of mental health issue each year. In contrast, less than a quarter of workers and managers receive training to address mental health concerns. With the launch of this course, we hope to turn the tide and help organisations champion the cause of positive mental health in the workplace”.
UK organisations that invest in health and wellbeing initiatives for their employees have the potential to see a significant return on investment. Recent research indicates that mental health support in the workplace can save UK businesses up to £8 billion per year.
The Mental Health Awareness Course aims to break the stigma surrounding workplace mental health and encourage users to engage in an open dialogue with their colleagues about issues that affect thousands of workers every day.
It introduces users to the importance of mental health and provides them with insightful information on factors that can affect their wellbeing, as well as the people that they work with. It also offers effective advice on how users should react in crisis situations, and how they can offer assistance.
The course also uses a variety of techniques, such as case studies, examples and interactions so users can identify signs of mental illness or distress. As with other EssentialSkillz courses, the Mental Health Awareness Course is fully customisable and can be adapted to reflect the needs of any organisation.
With the addition of the Mental Health Awareness Course to its eLearning library, EssentialSkillz continues to explore new and effective eLearning solutions.
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