Our Wellbeing Courses:

We offer the following Fundamental Wellbeing Courses, all available online or in person, and backed by our 100% confidence guarantee!

Fundamental Wellbeing Essentials:

  • A 2.5 hour course, teaching essential knowledge of mental health.

Fundamental Wellbeing Supporter:

  • A one day course, learning skills to help others proactively.
  • Certificate awarded for ‘Mental Wellbeing Supporter’ in the workplace.

Fundamental Wellbeing Foundations:

  • A 4 hour course, covering the foundations of Mental Wellbeing First Aid.

Fundamental Wellbeing First Aid:

  • A two day course, packed with practical advice to support delegates to spot signs of declining mental health and to be able to appropriately offer help, both in an emergency and longer-term situation.
  • Certificate awarded for ‘Mental Wellbeing First Aider’ in the workplace.

Mental Wellbeing First Aider

Our 2 day workshop-style course, delivered in person or virtually, leads to certification as a Mental Wellbeing First Aider in the workplace, valid for three years.

The course is designed to support delegates to develop the confidence and competence to recognise decline in mental health and to take appropriate action.

In the same way that physical first aiders are not expected to diagnose or perform surgery, we are not trying to create counsellors or mental health experts. Our purpose is to create advocates for mental health who can respond with empathy, understanding and the offer of practical support.

  • Delivered in your workplace, an external location, or online. 
  • Engaging and interactive, with regular opportunities for discussion and self-reflection, the sharing of real and fictional casebooks, short videos, and time given for practice and questions.
  • Content is in line with Health and Safety Executive guidelines.
  • Assessment is through engagement and participation, rather than formal testing.

“You cannot serve from an empty vessel.”

Eleanor Brown
Course creator & certifying body

Course Overview

Day 1

  • We consider what is meant by ‘mental health’ and how common mental health problems are.
  • We explore mental health as a spectrum, and how being aware of ‘alarm bells’ and recognising a decline in mental wellbeing can provide an opportunity to offer appropriate assistance and support recovery.
  • We consider what might hold people back from sharing mental health challenges in the workplace, and how we might all play a part in creating a culture of awareness, acceptance and understanding.
  • We explore ‘pressure’ and ‘stress’, illustrating how these may manifest in the workplace. We consider helpful wellbeing strategies and unhelpful coping methods, and focus on the importance of self-care.

Day 2

  • Our attention turns to the role of a Mental Wellbeing First Aider in the workplace, exploring how support might be offered to a colleague.
  • We highlight the importance of promoting wellbeing and self-care.
  • We raise awareness of how help can be accessed, focusing on the wealth of formal and informal pathways available to support recovery.
  • We take a close look at anxiety and depression, and why people may experience them. We highlight how noticing ‘alarm bells’ gives an opportunity to offer appropriate support. 

“The human cost of failing to address mental health in the workplace is clear. Workplace mental health should be a priority for organisations across the UK.”

Paul Farmer (Chief Executive of MIND).

Thriving at work‘ An independent review of mental health and employers by Lord Stevenson and Paul Farmer, commissioned by the government in 2017, considers the provision of mental health support in the workplace. Through detailed analysis*, the significant cost of poor mental health to UK business and the economy is explored.

*Data has been updated in a report by Deloitte (2020)

It details how investment in mental health impacts positively on business, and makes several recommendations, setting out how effective support can be provided for all employees to thrive in the workplace.