Mental Health Champion

Assist with mental health in the workplace and help to create a positive and open culture.

Empower your organisation to deliver on your mental health well-being strategy by ensuring your team can help and support their colleagues as a Mental Health Champion. Build your knowledge and awareness of mental health and learn to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues in the workplace.

The course is delivered online or in-person.

Mental Health Champions have:

  • Knowledge and confidence to provide Mental Health First Aid for the most common mental health issues
  • An understanding of how to help build a mentally healthy workplace, challenge stigma and support positive wellbeing

Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A certificate of attendance
  • A course manual

Course Structure

  • About Mental Health
  • Common mental health conditions
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Mental Health in the workplace
  • Your Mental Health
  • Your role as a champion

Why complete a Mental Health Champion Course?

  1. Increased Awareness: This course provides comprehensive knowledge about mental health issues, including common disorders, symptoms, and available treatments. This awareness can help individuals recognise signs of distress in themselves and others.
  2. Reduced Stigma: Education on mental health can help reduce stigma surrounding mental illness. Mental Health Champions can promote understanding and empathy, fostering a more supportive environment for those struggling with mental health issues.
  3. Improved Support Skills: This course teaches practical skills for supporting individuals experiencing mental health challenges. This  includes active listening techniques, crisis intervention strategies, and guidance on how to effectively signpost people to appropriate support services.
  4. Personal Growth: Engaging with mental health training can be personally enriching, fostering empathy, compassion, and self-awareness. It can also empower individuals to advocate for their own mental well-being and that of others.
  5. Workplace Benefits: Many workplaces offer Mental Health Champion programs to create a healthier, more supportive environment for employees. Completing such a course can enhance your skills as a supportive colleague or manager, contributing to a positive workplace culture.

Add to your personal skill set and add more value to your company by completing a Mental Health Champion course with The Cpl Institute.