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Mental Health Champions

This one-day course is designed to inform, inspire and drive organisational change, challenge stigma and discrimination, and promote positive mental health and wellbeing.

Mental Health Champions act as role models, encouraging staff to feel comfortable discussing their mental health and wellbeing. Champions will be equipped to influence and promote positive mental health and wellbeing across the organisation.

What will you learn from Mental Health Champion training?

  • Understand the meaning and significance of mental health and your role as a Champion
  • Understand and recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions
  • Recognise the difference between mental health and mental illness
  • Have the confidence to challenge stigma and discrimination
  • Signpost a person towards supportive and professional pathways
  • Understand how to promote and maintain a healthy, thriving work environment actively 

Understanding the Mental Health Champions course

You have the flexibility to complete the Mental Health Champions course in either two 3-hour online sessions or a full-day in-person session with a facilitator. 

This course is designed for anyone who wishes to promote positive mental health and create a mentally healthy workplace. The face-to-face session is conducted in small groups of 8 to 12 people. 

The course is divided into six sections, covering the vital elements of mental health in the work environment.

Promoting positive mental health

What is mental health?
Mental health definition
The fluidity of mental health

The role of mental
health Champions

What influences our mental health?
What is a mental health champion?
Monitoring mental health

Understanding stress

The stress curve
Coping with stress
Benefits of letting out stress

Awareness of mental health conditions

Common mental health conditions
Stigma and discrimination
The confidence to challenge

Starting encouraging conversations

Steps to supportive conversations
Case studies
Ways to wellness

Positive outcomes
and positive futures

Your mental health and wellbeing
Action plan
Round-up and reflections

“The course got amazing feedback and we have gone on to implement some of the suggestions resulting from this.”

Debbie Blinkhorn, HR Business Partner, Spirit AeroSystems, Prestwick.


If you’re interested in expanding your knowledge on mental health and becoming a Mental Health Champion, contact our Training team.

Additionally, 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 Insight into Mental Health.

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