CDEV071 Mental Health Awareness


Course Description

The Mental Health Awareness program is an introductory course with the aim of increasing mental health literacy, decreasing the stigma associated with this topic and building the confidence of participants to help others. This program is specifically designed to help managers and supervisors become more sensitive to employee behavioural changes that may stem from mental health issues so that they can take appropriate, compassionate and caring actions. Participants will learn a framework for approaching employees to offer help before the situation becomes more serious.


Course Outline

The Mental Health Awareness course covers three of the most common mental health disorders, focusing on understanding the basics of each and learning how to reach out and offer help: Mood-Related Disorders; Anxiety-Related Disorders; Self-Care


Learner Outcomes

  • Decrease the stigma associated with mental health challenges

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of the most common mental health challenges

  • Increase confidence of participants in reaching out to support employees

  • Increase compassion towards individuals struggling with mental health challenges

  • Recognize the importance of self-care


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