Understanding and supporting stress and mental fitness in the workplace.

How to complete an individual stress risk assessment (IOSH certificated)

Session 1

  • Why Mental Health First Aid?
  • The Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • What is mental health?
  • Impact of mental health issues
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • What is depression?
  • Symptoms of depression
  • Risk factors for depression
  • Depression in the workplace

Session 2

  • Suicide figures
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health
  • First aid for suicidal crisis
  • Non-judgemental listening skills
  • First aid for depression
  • Treatment and resources for depression
  • Self-care

Session 3

  • What is an anxiety disorder?
  • First aid for anxiety disorders
  • Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
  • Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
  • Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders
  • Cognitive distortions and CBT
  • Personality disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-harm

Session 4

  • What is psychosis?
  • Risk factors for psychosis
  • Alcohol, drugs and psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Warning signs of developing psychosis
  • Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
  • Treatment and resources for psychosis
  • Recovery and building resources
  • Action planning for using MHFA
  • Ideal for managers/team leaders
  • How does mental fitness influence individual’s performance and attendance?
  • Language and stigma
  • Getting the best from return to work interviews/staying in touch
  • Gain skills and confidence in managing employees with stress related issues
  • Duty of care and discussion of case studies
  • Introduction to HSE stress management standards
  • Signposting for support
  • Ideal for the wider workforce
  • How does mental fitness influence individuals?
  • Stigma and the language used to describe mental health
  • Positive pressure and stress
  • Why do people respond differently to stress?
  • Introduction to anxiety and depression

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