Mental Health in the Workplace Level 3 (VTQ)
CPD Certified Training Approved by Skills for Care

This two day Mental Health in the Workplace course is ideal for those who need further training and is ideal for managers. The topics covered include understanding mental health, how to recognise mental ill health problems and supporting an employee with mental health-related problems.

ProTrainings are one of the few Skills for Care centres of Excellence where we passed stringent checks to prove our commitment to high-quality training and compliance. We are also able to offer Skills for Care Endorsed qualifications for our classroom and video online training courses ensuring you have an acceptable certificate to prove your compliance.  This means that our training meets the high standards expected by Skills for Care.

This ProTrainings Qualification is also endorsed by TQUK, who are an Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual. This gives an extra level of appreciation on this ProTrainings qualification. You can buy an endorsed certificate if you need one, once you pass the course. You do not have to buy this extra certificate and the course is the same whichever option you choose. 

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Employees
  • Managers
  • Care workers

Learning Outcomes – PRO/1498/MHWL3

These learning outcomes are mapped to meet a Mental Health in the Workplace Level 3 (VTQ)

criterion. Each learning outcome presents a knowledge, skill or assessment to help students

understand the curriculum in finer detail. Learning Outcomes (LO)

The learner will:


UNIT - 1

Understand the difference between mental health and mental ill health


Understanding mental health and how it is defined


Describe how mental health affects human behaviour


List abnormalities resulting from mental health


Describe the components of mental well-being


Be able to provide examples of well-being


Recognise ideals that relate to resilience


Understand how to maximise well-being in the workplace


Identify the risk factors associated with mental ill health problems


List risk factors that are caused from mental health


Be able to identify common, known or historical factors that can cause the risk of mental health


Describe examples of mental health problems


Recognise how mental health can lead to other known character traits


Be able to understand how mental health problems can affect normality from one day to another


Complete the ’Extreme effects of Mental Health problems on day to day living’ handout


Understand social and cultural attitudes to mental illness


Recognise how stigma and discrimination can lead to overwhelming influences on individuals, communities and societies


Understand how stereotyping can lead to prejudice, discrimination and inequality


Be able to understand the Equality Act 2010 and its relevance to mental health


Recognise how media is involved in mental ill health


Identify different types of media sources and how they can influence the perception of mental health


Complete exerts from a newspaper article and highlight areas that may account for negative betrayal of mental ill health


Understand the impact of stigma in mental ill health


Define what is meant by the term stress and explain how it affects people


  • CQC website link
  • Eating disorders facts
  • HSE - An example of a stress policy
  • HSE - Tackling work-related stress using the Management Standards approach
  • HSE - What are the Management Standards?
  • HSE Management Standards Indicator Tool sheet
  • HSE Stress in the Workplace website
  • How to be mentally healthy at work - MIND leaflet link
  • How to manage stress - MIND leaflet link
  • Link to workplace mental health document
  • MIND employer resources link
  • MIND website
  • Mental Health Foundation website
  • Mental health UK website
  • NHS Choices Web link
  • NHS Mental Health website
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder facts
  • Personality disorders facts
  • Schizophrenia facts
  • Understanding anxiety and panic attacks - MIND leaflet link
  • Understanding depression - MIND leaflet link
  • Understanding mental health problems - MIND leaflet link
  • Work related stress depression or anxiety statistics in Great Britain, 2018 - HSE document
  • Working together to reduce stress at work - HSE leaflet
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