Globally 350 million people suffer from depression, with rates of depression across the continent of Africa at 100,000,000 with 66,000,000 of these being women in Africa. All this is higher than those to be found in Europe or the United States of America. There is very little or no access to effective treatment or any treatment at all. The World Bank considers depression to be the “greatest thief of productive economic life” on the continent of Africa.
Depression is often triggered by an accumulation of stress, that goes untreated. A workplace is a place where ongoing stress is generated daily. Although work-related stress is not an illness the psychological impact does make employees more vulnerable to depression, especially women as reflected in the figures below above.
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The course provides an overview of the common mental health problems people may experience, their symptoms and effects of them and what you should do to support any employees who are struggling. You will also learn how to promote positive mental health in your workplace and make adjustments; skills that will help you to give employees the support they require so that they give you the best of themselves at work. Accredited by CPD Training, UK.
Benefits of the course
- This course is suitable for those in a position of responsibility in their workplace, including managers, supervisors, employers or HR professionals. It will equip you with the knowledge you need to support your employees and promote positive mental health in your organisation.
- The training provides an introduction to mental health and so no prerequisite knowledge or training is required.
Topics for this course
.1 Introduction to health and well-being in the workplace
What is mental health and well-being?00:00
Coping with stress00:00
Stress and mental ill health00:00
Friendships and health and Fitness00:00
Dealing with experiences and feeling secure00:00
The stigma surrounding mental health and Impact on individuals00:00
Risk factors for mental ill health and well-being00:00
Responsibility of an employer’s ‘duty of care’ and self care by employyes00:00
2.Types of mental ill health
Signs and symptoms of depression00:00
Anxiety and panic attacks00:00
Signs and symptoms of anxiety disorders00:00
3. Types of mental ill health continued
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)00:00
4. Social wellbeing
Improving workplace security00:00
Tackling bullying and harassment00:00
Dealing with conflict00:00
Protecting staff against discrimination00:00
Equality and diversity00:00
Introducing an effective work-life balance00:00
Support from managers00:00
Treating mental and physical health as equally important00:00
Encouraging positive mental health through training00:00
Supporting staff to stay well in work00:00
Supporting staff to return to work00:00
6.Making reasonable adjustment
What is a reasonable adjustment?00:00
Taking into account existing physical and mental health problems00:00
Physical changes to a work environment00:00
7. Health and safety
Policies surrounding mental health in the workplace00:00
Assessing the risks00:00
Workstation accessibility and comfort00:00
Healthy eating and physical activity00:00
Mindfulness including breathing exercises00:00
Knowing the triggers of mental health problems00:00
Final workplace quiz.
- Motivated to learn how to support mental health in your employees
- Employers and employees
- Full immediate online access
- Access on mobile
- Certificate of Completion
I have always had a passion for promoting mental health education and wellness in Africa and beyond.
With 25 plus years of experience, I have brought about psychological, emotional and spiritual wellness in individuals, organizations and communities, through clinical psychotherapy, community psychosocial interventions, personal development and self-care training workshops and consultancy.
In addition to the above work, I am a mental wellness and selfcare script writer and produced and hosted the ‘Shibero Show’, which aims to create awareness on mental health issues especially for communities on the continent of Africa. This can be found on You Tube .