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Insight into Mental Health

This half-day course aims to enhance your skills, knowledge and confidence in mental health awareness.

We offer bespoke support and are available to tailor the materials on the course to the specific needs of your workplace.

Insights into Mental Health is a half-day course that offers a preventative approach to mental health and wellbeing. We know that unsupported mental health results in high staff turnover and costs UK businesses between £17-26 billion per annum. Increasingly, staff are making employment choices based on workplace culture. Embedding positive mental health training can aid staff retention and see a return on investment of £5.30 on every £1 spent.

Our Training team will work alongside your organisation to develop a robust training programme which will be facilitated by our experienced trainers. Our workplace courses contain practical actions and takeaway points. We aim to empower employees and employers to support their mental health and those around them. 

Course Benefits 

  • Understanding personal wellbeing, stress, and how to maintain a healthy balance.
  • Increased understanding of common types of mental illness.
  • Understanding how the Equality Act (2010) protects mental health and mental illness.
  • Building awareness of the stigma that exists around mental health and how we can alleviate this.
  • Practical advice on supporting others with their mental health.
  • A framework for supportive conversations in the workplace.

Understanding the course

Through facilitator-led knowledge, discussions and breakaway tasks, participants will cover the following:

Module 1
Your Wellbeing

A guide to understanding wellbeing.
Information on how to care for your wellbeing.
Stress as a bodily response.
Stress management – signs and techniques

Module 2
Mental Health and Mental Illness

Definitions of Mental Health and Mental Illness 

An overview of:
Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

Facts and Figures 

Module 3
 Stigma and Discrimination 

Understanding discrimination and the Equality Act (2010) 

Stigmatising language around mental health.

Destigmatise mental health
and mental illness.

Module 4
Supportive Conversations

When and how to begin a conversation?

A framework to begin, hold and encourage a conversation. 

Signposting to support further. 

Support for suicidality. 

“I think the most beneficial part of the course was learning how to approach conversations, what to say, not to say, this boosted my confidence with how to deal with possible situations.” 
an Insight into Mental Health training participant.


If you’re interested in expanding your knowledge of mental health further through Insight into Mental Health, contact our Training team. Our Training team is always available to answer any questions you may have about other training offered by Change Mental Health, including Rural Connections and Mental Health Champions.

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