Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace


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.

1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health condition during our lives and depression is an increasing mental health concern for many people.


The aim of this course is to provide the learner with 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 to discuss mental health issues.

On completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Help employers, managers and employees to gain insight on mental health issues
  • Identify the early stages of mental health problems
  • Raise awareness to help mental health problems at work from becoming a crisis
  • Create alert (red-flag) procedures to help prevent individual self harm or harm to others
  • Understand the emergency referral process  for helping employees receive early support during a mental health crisis at work
  • Manage and provide ongoing support to individuals with mental health problems in the workplace
  • Break the stigma of mental health problems


This course will take approximately 45 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.