Awareness of
Mental Health
in Higher Education

Overview

Stress and poor mental health are the leading cause of presenteeism, long term absence and staff churn. Simple interventions such as mental health training have been shown to have a significant positive impact, improving lives and generating up to a nine times return on investment.

This course will provide learners with an awareness of the unique mental health challenges that exist in higher education. It is suitable for both staff and students.

Learners will gain an understanding of what mental health is and explore ways that they can become more mentally resilient.

They will also learn how to recognise the early warning signs of mental health problems, as well as an introduction to what they can do to help.

Learners will explore ways that they can contribute to building an open and positive mental health culture in their environment.

Topics

Introduction to Mental Health:

• Well-being and mental health
• Mental health definitions
• Mental health prevalence
• Common causes of mental health problems
• The cost of poor mental health
• The mental health continuum
• Building individual mental resilience

Recognising Mental Health Problems:

• Stress
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Eating disorders
• Self-harm
• Suicide
• Psychosis

Supporting People with a Mental Health Problem:

• Developing a positive mental health culture
• The Mental Health First Aid Action Plan

Course Options

We're currently supporting organisations affected by COVID-19 with 40% off* all courses.

*Terms apply

in-person

£395

£237

for up to 16 learners

This half day (or evening) course can be delivered face-to-face for groups of up to 16 people. It will be delivered at your venue by a Paramedic educator who has a special interest in mental health.

Each learner will recieve a comprehensive book, as well as a lanyard and badge to identify them as an advocate for mental health.

DELIVERY OPTIONS:

• External venue*
• Evening delivery available

* charged at cost price

Learners must be at least 14 years old and complete the course within 3 weeks.

This option attracts an additional Qualification Fee of £7.80 per learner.

If the assessment is taken following the eLearning format of this course, there will also be an additional Assessment Fee of £40 per learner.

blended

Due to the short nature of this course, it's not available as blended learning.

eLearning

£20 pp

£12 pp

per person

This course is available as eLearning for both groups and individuals.

Elearning provides efficiency and flexibility, allowing learners to complete the course at a time, place and pace that suits them. It's accessible via computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone.

The fully interactive course combines a variety of different activities to stimulate and motivate learners. It can be accessed for one year.

Following successful online assessment, eCertificates are immediately available to download.

If the qualification option is selected, learners will also be assessed via individual video call (Zoom). This option has an additional Assessment Fee - see the 'Qualification' box for further details.

We offer tiered discounts for groups, please get in touch to discuss your requirements. We also provide regular progress reports and reminders to individual learners if necessary.

Why book with us?

  • Everything is 'custom-isable'!

  • Face-to-face, blended and online options

  • Designed and delivered by real experts

  • Evening and weekend sessions available

  • Interactive, practical and enjoyable

  • Consistently outstanding feedback

  • eCertificates, valid for 3 years

  • Responsive customer service

  • Great training and great value

  • 20% new customer discount

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