Introduction to Mental Health Awareness


Course Overview

This course explores the topic of mental health and why it is so important for businesses to consider employee wellbeing.

Many people still feel that there is a stigma surrounding the topic of mental health and that they cannot talk about a mental health condition without being judged.

Research suggests that 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health condition during our lives and that depression is an increasing mental health concern for many people. During this module we give you some practical advice on how to support someone with a mental health condition and why it is important to remove the barriers that prevent people from feeling comfortable in discussing mental health issues.


The aim of this course is to provide the learner with an awareness of the Equality Act 2010 and the protected characteristics covered under the Act. The key aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The types and impact of discrimination and harassment.

On completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Explain what is meant by the term ‘Mental Health’
  • Identify the different types of Mental Health Conditions and who can be affected
  • Understand how to support a person with Mental Health Issues
  • Describe the myths surrounding mental health


This course will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Further resources are available from the Diversity Document Toolkit. The toolkit contains factsheets, guides, forms and checklists which can support and embed what has been learnt.