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Mental Health Awareness

Understand the true meaning of mental health, learn to recognise some common mental health issues and how you can help someone who needs support.

4 hours

Members: £175 + VAT
Non-members: £200 + VAT

Having a deeper understanding of mental health can empower yourself and others to lower stress, increase resilience, feel supported and live more happily.

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Mental Health Awareness


£175.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£200.00 Plus vat


Understand the true meaning of mental health, learn to recognise some common mental health issues and how you can help someone who needs support.

This virtual course will help you to define mental health, recognise some common issues, unravel some of the stigma and learn how to support yourself, family and colleagues who may be experiencing symptoms such as stress, overwhelm, anxiety or isolation. 

“1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England. 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (like anxiety and depression) in any given week in England” –

With a clear increase in mental health issues in the UK, good mental health is vitally important for individuals, organisations and society as our physical health. It has an impact on work productivity, educational achievement, community and family relationships, social interactions and overall quality of life across the entire population.

“Despite an increase in people accessing treatment, around a third of all people with a mental health problem have sought no professional help at all” -

So why is there still a degree of stigma around this area given that we know how wide-spread a problem it is?


On completion, you will receive a Mental Health Aware certificate by Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA) and free mental health first aid resources

Free mental health first aid resources

All delegates will receive:

  • A comprehensive manual to refer back to whenever you need it

  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

This is a four hour course, delivered virtually, using a mix of presentations, group discussions, activities and videos to stimulate your learning and ensure maximum engagement.

Delivery format

This course lasts four hours and is delivered using virtual classroom technology, which includes a mix of presentations, group discussions, activities and videos.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone wishing to learn more about and encourage positive mental health and understand how to support someone with mental health issues.
  • Those in L&D, HR, health and safety, and senior management could all benefit from using this 4-hour foundation as a springboard for the more advanced 2-day course.
  • New engineering managers who want to understand how to better support themselves and their teams, especially given the existing global climate.
  • Leaders who are aware of the current, increasing statistics around mental health and would feel more confident in driving the business forwards knowing that they had the tools and education to get the most from their workforce.

This is an introductory course, so no prior knowledge or training is needed.

How will I benefit?

This introductory course has been designed to raise your awareness of mental health and help you gain:

  • A balanced understanding of mental health and how to successfully challenge stigma
  • Some basic knowledge around the most common mental health issues
  • The tools to look after your own mental health and maintain resilience and wellbeing
  • The confidence to support someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue or in distress

Delivered by expert trainers who have completed the rigorous MHFA England Instructor Training programme by the Royal Society for Public Health.

Contributes 4 CPD hours

Key topics

  • Introduction to Mental Health
  • What influences mental health?
  • Stigma & discrimination
  • Understanding mental health conditions such as depression, isolation and anxiety
  • The road to recovery
  • Leading empowering, transparent and sensitive conversations
  • Supporting mental health in the workplace
  • Your mental health toolkit.

Looking for more comprehensive learning?

Then have a look at our Mental Health First Aid course.

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: E

  1. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach Mental Health Awareness.

  • Sally Desborough

    Sally is an accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor, approved by Mental Health First Aid England, and by extension the Royal Society of Public Health to deliver Mental Health First Aid England courses. Her background is in HR, where she started working in this profession in 2008.

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