4.20 (45 reviews)
☑ How to become a Mental Health Ambassador and gain the Oxford Diploma
☑ How to reduce stress at work
☑ How to devise a Wellbeing strategy in your workplace
☑ Prevention, Intervention, Protection
☑ What steps the individual can take
☑ How to improve employee engagement
☑ Practical applications to use at work
Notice: Please do NOT enrol on this course on impulse, thinking you might watch it later. Maybe show an interest on impulse, yes, but before you enrol, watch the Preview videos, read the Course Description and then make a decision. If you then enrol then please start the course as soon as possible. Watch the lectures, look at the workbooks and join in the discussions. Joining my courses is a serious business and I want you to get the most out of your study – but I also want you to enjoy the course.
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8 courses on Mental Health at Work 2020s (+ Oxford Diploma)
This extensive course is specifically aimed at employers and employees in the workplace. Mental Health as a whole topic is covered - as is becoming a Mental Health Ambassador - but the emphasis throughout is on practical application in a workplace environment.
My own background
Stress reduction for teachers
What is mental health?
Prevention of mental health problems
Encouraging good mental health at the workplace
Wellbeing improvements at work
What the individual can do
Becoming a workplace mental health ambassador
Improving employee engagement
Different workplace scenarios
In September 2019 the Mental Health Workbook was issued.
In January 2020 a workbook on alcohol and a Mental Health was published.
Remember: this course includes an entire section on becoming a Mental Health Ambassador !
Lecture 2 part 1
Lecture 2 part 2
Introduction to the main course
The Oxford Diploma
Introduction - my own background
Stress reduction for teachers - pt 1
Stress reduction for teachers - pt 2
Stress reduction for teachers - pt 3
What is mental health - pt 1
What is mental health - pt 2
What is mental health - pt 3
What is mental health - pt 4
Prevention of Mental Health problems - pt 1
Prevention of Mental Health problems - pt 2
Prevention of Mental Health problems - pt 3
Effective Interventions and Policy Options - pt 1
Effective Interventions and Policy Options - pt 2
Effective Interventions and Policy Options - pt 3
Effective Interventions and Policy Options - pt 4
Effective Interventions and Policy Options - pt 5
Part two: Mental health at the workplace
Encouraging good mental health at the workplace
Future-proofing your business
A Wellbeing strategy - pt 1
A Wellbeing strategy - pt 2
A Wellbeing strategy - pt 3
A Wellbeing strategy - pt 4
Section 3: Five Scenarios
Wellbeing at Work
Managing a demographically diverse workforce
Managing Mental Health issues in the workplace
Communicating Employee Benefits
Ideas to encourage Wellbeing at work
Quickfire ways to ensure Wellbeing at work
Nutrition and Wellbeing
What you can do
Section 4: Mental Health Ambassador
Become a Mental Health workplace Ambassador
What is a Mental Health Ambassador?
Talking (pt 1)
Talking (pt 2)
Recognising the signs in yourself
Become a Champion Ambassador
The situation at ClearScore
What a Mental Health Ambassador is not
I very much enjoyed the course and as it unfolds with the up-to-date of whats happening right now around the globe in relations to the pandemic. The skits and plays added a touch of humor at times to some heavy topics along the way as well as the art therapy lecture and how it helps with the mental state-of-mind for some. The September lectures gave you a day-by-day overview on the crisis and how to cope. Overall I enjoyed this course and liked how it was done.
This course is good for getting ideas to solve or prevent problems at work place but also in private life.
A well-researched and up to date course on a developing issue. Whether you have succumbed to Covid-19 or not we have all been affected by the worldwide and local events of 2020. Being told by the UK government to stay at home in order to save lives has caused a major shift in our society and, at the time of writing, it is unclear when things will return to normal or if they ever will. For some there have been positive benefits but for others there has been an inevitable increase in mental ill health, chiefly anxiety, depression caused by stress. This course explored how good workplace wellbeing contributes to happier and more productive staff. At its heart is the Section entitled ‘Mental Health in the Workplace’, recorded before Covid, which mentioned the dangers of presenteeism before considering ‘Prevention’, ‘Intervention’, and ‘Protection’ which an employer should sensibly put in place. There’s a useful section on creating a Wellbeing Strategy. I think fair to say that the best employers (who will retain the best employees) have already in place a means by which all can stay connected if working away from an office environment at home. If you need some sort of checklist for interview if changing employer you would do well to consider the factors which create and sustain a caring and supportive team. I have the distinct impression that the tutor will update the course as further understanding and research into the consequences of Covid-19 become more apparent. Looking after our own mental health is as important as looking after our physical health. Throughout the course there were coping strategies galore to consider and try. The accompanying resource is full of ideas. Seeing a topic from a different angle can be interesting. I took this course to add to my recent retraining in the field of education and mental health, having qualified as a Mental Health First Aider and completed the Award in Education and Training Level 3 just as lockdown from the coronavirus pandemic occurred. There was a section that I really did not see fitted into the course: the very lengthy one on ‘Masks’ which appears in many other courses. Yes, those with some mental and physical ill health issues are exempt from wearing face coverings in the UK but I am personally compliant with whatever the Government wants me to do that is based on pragmatic scientific research and advice. For me an exploration of the detail, as well as what I consider to be fake news, is of no importance to me. The section ‘Covid 19 Long Term Threat’ appears to be offered across very many courses. The parts on the economy are of interest, but again not directly relevant to the theme of mental health. The material on personal confidence especially how we deal internally with the doom-mongers is absolutely relevant. The section on ‘Learning and Mind Maps’ is a little gem because it really sets out the tutor’s aim that learning should be enjoyable – and if they are not to skip the section. Udemy students will work through the entire set of lectures from 1 to 140 in order to obtain their completion certificate. The tutor encouraged feedback, thoughts, questions, experience etc. from all students through the Q&A section. I was really disappointed to see that I was often the first student to make a contribution. I had hoped to engage in discussion in a Facebook sort of way. I have the personal satisfaction, if only to engage with the tutor (who was prompt in reply), of getting the ball rolling. For a course full of up-to-date research it is overall a worthwhile exercise. Coupled by the fact that Udemy grant lifetime access, here is a resource not only for now but the future too as our understanding of these unprecedented times develops.
I have found Parts of this course useful but think it could have been cut down to half the time. There was a lot of repetition and discussion not really related to mental health.
This course was definitely above my expectations. I've done many trainings about mental health in the workplace and this was the first one that I actually enjoyed and had fun participating in. It's clear the instructor really cares about the topic and has done research and is knowledgable about it. I loved how he added his background of acting into the course. Being a previous theatre nerd myself, that really sparked my interest as well as kept me engaged. Not only does the instructor care about this topic, he seems to truly care about the students participating. After having completely a number of courses on Udemy, it's obvious some instructors care a lot more about the money they make and directing you to all of the other things they do to try to get more of your money then whether you learned or actually enjoyed the course. Not this instructor, which I greatly appreciated.
Good content, not sure what I expected. Having problems reading small or out of focus text (using captions has helped). Work-examples discussed are relevant with good suggestions on doing it when back in the office. I started the course with no expectations on what the outcome would be but currently getting value from it. A very worthwhile experience with some little tips and tricks I can use for myself and to promote mental well-being with colleagues and managers at work. All being well I'll pop back at some stage to let you jnow how I got on. Thanks Chris
I have learned so much about mental health that i will be applying a lot of what is in this course to my life. living in a country that is on edge all the time is not easy and all information that can help to keep calm will make life easier for my family and I. I have learnt so many new ways to deal with and help with mental health in both work and home. I will be doing this course again to make sure that i have not missed any valuable information. Thank you for giving clear and detailed information.
So far I am getting what I had hoped to get from this course. The courses that I am taking are to be added to my mentor toolkit.
I have only watched the first few lectures of this course but, so far, so good. The Instructor has mixed his personal real life experience with research studies and works from other companies. I like this mix as it gives a wider view.
This is very interesting. I am still on the early stages but there are plenty of real life references so this is not just a 'watch and learn' course. It's up to me to follow up the references - and I will be doing that. The Instructor's own background is related in detail and this is verhy relevant as this course draws heavily on experience as well as published research
Helpful to hear the background of the tutor - gives an insight into his experience and understanding. A useful introduction into different types of workplace stress in different types of job.
The lecturer is very engaging and has a fascinating background. I really enjoyed this course. I am up to lecture 35 now (Mental Health Ambassador) and can see how important to actually have a STRATEGY at work for mental health/wellbeing, it is. Very thorough
Great material, very original and very important! This subject can sometimes be unnoted and can clearly affect the business performance. Some business courses should include at least a lecture about this subject. Update: I´ve now finished the course. SUPER happy with it. The benefits of applying these concepts at work make a difference in my well-being. Top course.
Excellent course. I enjoyed the lectures on stress especially. It reminded of situations that I had been through not quite realising these were episodes of stress. he tutor was very clear throughout the lectures with good explanation and videos. The video and sound quality throughout the course was excellent. During one of my previous courses, I asked the tutor a general question in one of my other courses and he came back to me within 24 hours, which is excellent. Overall, I highly recommend this course to all of you and if the standard is the same with his other courses, I think you will thoroughly enjoy throughout. Many thanks. I would recommend this course to anyone, especially if you are not happy at work or have had problems coping with life. The tutor goes through most of this in great detail. He also has other courses covering other similar topics like depression. My brief history - in my first civilian role after leaving the RAF, I went into a welfare role, which I found totally boring. I ended up being with that company for 2.5 years, one reason being I had very few qualifications before getting a new job. I spent most lunch hours going to the job centre to find new roles. Eventually, i got a new role in Insurance sales. This in turn had it own problems. During the first 4 months my sales were very good. However, after this sales drop considerably, which in turn caused me a lot of stress as various managers were on my back all the time. After six months, I got a new role in Administration. The relief on getting this job reminded me how stressful the sales job really was. During the late 1980s and early 1990s. I had to find new roles reasonably quickly after being made redundant several times. At one point, I had to cash in several insurance polices to help get the mortgage level to a much manageable figure. This was around the time interest rates went fro 10% to 15% overnight. with hindsight, it was a good job I had saved by the insurance policies other my wife and I would have lost the house. over the next few years, we concentrated on paying over the job to get the mortgage right down so that we never faced that issue again. from 2009 to 2015 - I worked in a job I enjoyed, but after a couple of years. More work was put on me to the extent, I was falling behind with it. The boss didn't care too much his actions. However, in 2011, I was off work for five months because one day I went into work ok, and two hours later I lost all my energy. It took this 5 months to get me right again. Don't think to this day that I ever got back to full fitness. By 2012 we had paid the mortgage off completely. Which turned out to be a bit of a relief, as in 2013 and 2014 I had 2 strokes. In 2015, i was made redundant. I struggled to get a job. I found it very difficult getting past the interview stage because of my disability.
This was a very well done and informative course. I recommend any leader, employer and even worker to take this course. It has loads of information and resources. I recommend all work leaders, Managers, and employers to take this course.