Developing Good Mental Health in the Workplace

6 modules


Dr William Davies



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, the APT’s guarantee to you, and how to make a group booking, 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 3 hours CPD

Learning Credits

Welcome and Introduction
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What Constitutes Good Mental Health
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How to Maintain Good Mental Health
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Being a Good Colleague
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Where to from here
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Added 8 days ago, by Amy
Great introduction to mental health concerns in the workplace. A really practical guide
Added 14 days ago, by Anonymous
Enjoyed it
Added about 2 months ago, by Angela
This course was very interesting, easy to listen to, informative and reinforced what I knew and broaden my knowledge base. I would recommend doing this course
Added about 2 months ago, by Lydia
Thanks, really enjoyed this. Nice mix of knowledge and practical :)
Added about 2 months ago, by Wendy
Enjoyed the course
Added about 2 months ago, by Anonymous
A good course to reflect on my own practices.
Added 2 months ago, by Tracey
Good course and easy to understand
Added 2 months ago, by Anonymous
Excellent course, very informative and throughly enjoyed
Added 3 months ago, by Anonymous
Enjoyed it immensely thank you. Very helpful.
Added 6 months ago, by Anonymous
Was surprised at how little content there was and how much had to be listened to

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