Developing Good Mental Health in the Workplace

2 modules


William Davies

23 Nov 2018



This online course spells out what you can do to develop your own mental good health in the workplace, as well as that of your colleagues.

As such it empowers everyone (managers and non-managers alike) to take good care of themselves. It covers (a) the major diagnoses in mental illness, (b) the 4 bases you need to cover to maintain good mental health and help others do so; and (c) how the material covered meshes with your workplace.

For further information on the format of APT online training click here.

The course covers a great deal:

  • What constitutes mental health.
  • The 5 areas of functioning:
    • Behaviour.
    • Biology.
    • Emotions.
    • Surroundings.
    • Thinking.
  • Mental illness: what is and is not mental illness, distressing everyday experience versus mental illness – is one more important than the other?
  • What the World Health Organisation says.
  • The complex brain: how it can – and does - pull us in conflicting directions.
  • How to develop your good Mental Health and wellbeing, and how to maintain it.
  • The 4 bases we need to cover for good mental health.
    • Behaviour: what we do. This defines ‘our life’!
    • Biology: sleep; diet; exercise, illness, etc.
    • Surroundings: housing, social contacts, family, debts, etc.
    • Thinking: our mental life. Even if everything else is in order, we can still trip ourselves up!
  • Being a good colleague.
  • Spotting signs of problems in others.
    • Interacting helpfully with people who are having mental health problems.
    • Support from friends and family.
    • Helping the person to talk and think.
    • Empathy and validation.
    • Summary: the Do’s and Don’ts.
    • Sources of outside help.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Driving good mental health in the workplace

Learning Credits

Developing Good Mental Health in the Workplace
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Added 25 days ago, by Anonymous
Was surprised at how little content there was and how much had to be listened to
Added about 2 months ago, by Anonymous
Better for first 2 sections, helping others seemed less information.
Added 3 months ago, by Anonymous
Great , informative, and enjoyable course!
Added 5 months ago, by Helen
Informative course, thank you
Added about 1 year ago, by Anonymous
The narrative could have been shorter or have a bit more pace.
Added about 1 year ago, by Ravi
I enjoyed the course. Content was useful. However overall the course was a little too long. I couldn't rewind if I had missed something. And now as I am attempting to do the test I was logged out and failed!
Added about 1 year ago, by Anonymous
Too much reading...
Added about 1 year ago, by Anonymous
A lot of useful reading
Added about 1 year ago, by Fran
Very good course
Added about 1 year ago, by Anonymous

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