Corporate Mental Health and Wellness Online course

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Course Details

This online Mental Health and Wellness course is delivered via live webinars to employees in a closed group. Course content can be customised to meet the needs of each organisation.  After the webinar is delivered, employees have access to CMIT’s eLearning system to view content access additional resources and complete an assessment or test, which leads to certification.  The course covers topics such as stress, phobias, anxiety, eating disorders, and schizophrenia among others – all conditions under the topic of mental health.

The course includes:

  • Online Webinar(s) delivered directly to staff via PC – at home, work or mobile.
  • Access to eLearning resources which staff can access for 4 weeks after the course.
  • Access to a course Tutor during the webinars and following them to address any questions.
  • Access to an online testing module in order to become certified.
  • Certification following completion of the online test.
  • Learner progress updates provided to the employer.
  • Student Support Team available by phone/email.
Who is this Mental Health and Wellness course suited to?
  • Employees of large organisations.
  • Homeworking employees who may feel the strain of home working.
  • Managers and Leaders who have a responsibility for supporting employee mental health in the workplace.
  • HR and staff wellness personnel.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
  • You need a PC, Mac, Tablet or mobile using a browser to gain access to the course.
  • A broadband connection of not less than 10Mbps is recommended.
Topics covered in this Mental Health and Wellness course

Unit 1 – The role of a Corporate Wellbeing Advocate

  • The role of a Corporate Wellbeing Advocate.
  • Obligations.
  • RAILS method.

Unit 2 – Identifying and understanding mental illness and stress

  • Key facts about mental health
  • The societal costs of mental health.
  • What is stigma.
  • How can stigma manifest itself?
  • Labelling.
  • Signs and Causes of Depression.
  • How to deal with Depression.
  • The subconscious mind and the Amygdala.
  • Psychological and physical symptoms of stress.
  • General Anxiety Disorder (GAD).
  • Psychological and physical symptoms of stress.
  • Social Anxiety Disorder.
  • Psychological and physical symptoms of anxiety.
  • Panic Disorder.
  • Fears and phobias.
  • Phobias triggered by common workplace situations.
  • Signs of Anxiety and panic attacks.
  • Diversity in the workplace.

Unit 3 – Strategies to promote positive mental health and wellbeing

  • Signs to watch out for (reminder).
  • Life events.
  • Working remotely.
  • How to open up discussion.
  • Privacy and confidentiality.
  • Absenteeism.
  • Managing a crisis.
  • Communication.
  • Returning to work.
  • Strategies to provide support.
  • Preventative solutions: (1) promote candid conversations, (2) help create, support and promote a mentally healthy physical workspace, (3) help create, support and promote a mentally healthy workplace culture
  • Listening skills: (1) Effective listening, (2) mirroring, (3) building connections, (4) listening do’s and don’ts.
  • Self-harm ‘the elephant in the room’.
  • Referral skills: (1) referral options, (2) when to refer.
  • Resilience skills.
  • Coping with distressing situations and negative thoughts.
  • Effective Self-care Strategies: Self-care (1) sleep, (2) lifestyle, (3) exercise, (4) eating, (5) psychological wellbeing.
Assessment
  • After the webinar is delivered, employees have access to CMIT’s learning system to view content access additional resources and complete an online assessment, which leads to certification.
  • Following successful completion of the online assessment (70% pass rate), participants will receive a CMIT Certificate in Mental Health and Wellness).
Transfer and Progression of Further Studies
  • Students who successfully complete this programme may proceed to CMIT’s QQI Level 6 component certificate in Mental Health Awareness (6N2209).
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