Mental Health Awareness and Stress in the Workplace – UK

  • 5 topics | 31m 1s
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
The prevalence of mental illness, both inside and outside the workplace is increasing and the impacts are far-reaching. Knowing how to help those around you or find help yourself is very important. You can play a vital part in helping a colleague, friend, or family member suffering from mental health through training that aims to increase awareness of this illness. By understanding the signs and symptoms, and having knowledge of the options for appropriate treatment, you can assist others in coping with this condition. This course will teach you why good mental health is important and give you a greater understanding of the signs and symptoms of mental illness, workplace triggers, and the ways in which you can offer support. This course was developed with subject matter expert support by DEKRA – Global advisors for safety testing, consulting, inspection, and certification. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • recognise why good mental health is important at work
  • recognise the harmful effects that the stigma of mental illness has on those who have mental health conditions
  • identify signs and symptoms of mental illness
  • recognise workplace situations that trigger mental health problems
  • describe the key characteristics of support for mental health issues
  • recognise what to do if you or someone else is having suicidal thoughts


  • Mental Health at Work
  • Understanding Mental Illness 
  • Signs and Symptoms
  • Situations that Trigger Mental Health Problems
  • Support for Mental Health Issues