Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace

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Mental Health Awareness Week

May 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week is recognised in May every year. This year's theme set by the Mental Health Foundation is kindness. Almost 800,000 people globally take their own life every year, and many more people attempt suicide. Every suicide is a tragedy that affects families, communities and has long-lasting effects on the people left behind.

  • Improve your understanding of mental health.
  • Address the stigma around suicide and support those who need help.
  • Understand and improve the mental health of the people you care for.

How can our online health and wellbeing courses help you?

  • For individuals

    From understanding depression to youth mental health, our health, mindfulness and mental health courses cover a range of techniques that could improve your wellbeing.

  • For employers

    If you want to improve your employees’ first aid skills or spread awareness of mental health at work, our courses can help you understand the issues as an employer. They can also act as helpful staff training.

  • For carers

    Whether you're a professional carer or simply care for a friend or family member, the physical and mental health of those you care for is always a concern. Our courses can help you to better understand and improve their wellbeing.

  • For teachers

    Governments, health services and charities are all increasingly concerned with issues such as mindfulness, nutrition and personal wellbeing. We have courses specifically designed to help you understand these issues.

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How has FutureLearn helped other people?

"I try hard now not to dwell on the past. And why worry about the future, which hasn’t happened yet? Instead, make the most of the here and now, and enjoy it as a series of positive mindful moments. Thanks to FutureLearn, I now have a much more positive outlook on life. I can warmly recommend the Mindfulness course to anyone who is suffering work-related stress. "

"The reason I started this course was to try to help myself understand why I feel the way I do when I am in the grip of anxiety or a low mood period. The course has improved the knowledge I already had and has provided hope for the future that things won't be so bad, as I have methods and ways of helping myself to tackle the negative thoughts and facing fears. Thank you."

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