Online course

Mental Health and Stress Management: The Business Case

Reflect on mental health issues and stress, and how they affect today’s employees and organisations.

Mental Health and Stress Management: The Business Case

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 10 hours

Understand the signs of mental health

Our mental health is as important as our physical health, and it can fluctuate on a spectrum from good to poor. Work-related stress and mental health problems often go together and the symptoms can be very similar. In this course we will discuss the definitions of mental health and stress, and how to recognise the key signs.

We will focus on the cost of mental health problems and workplace stress at both individual and organisational levels. We’ll also assess interventions to combat workplace stress and the value of performance coaching and its impact upon employee wellbeing.

What topics will you cover?

  • What is poor mental health?
  • What is stress?
  • Theories and models of stress
  • Measuring stress
  • The three levels of interventions (ie primary, secondary, tertiary) by Murphy (1988)
  • Performance coaching
  • Consider interventions to combat workplace stress

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Discuss the definitions of mental health and stress
  • Identify the signs of stress and poor mental health at work
  • Explore the cost of mental health problems and workplace stress, and the impact on individuals
  • Evaluate current models of stress models
  • Explore interventions to combat mental health and workplace stress
  • Evaluate current research and theory in relation to performance coaching at work, and its impact upon employee wellbeing
  • Develop an understanding and ability to demonstrate the benefits of implementing performance coaching techniques upon both employee well-being and organisational performance

Who is the course for?

This course is for students wishing to further understand the link between work-related stress and mental health problems. It is also for those who wish to know more about recognising the signs of mental illnesses.

Who will you learn with?

MARIA  CHARALAMPOUS

MARIA CHARALAMPOUS

AFHEA, MBPsS, MSc, BSc (Hons) Lecturer in Occupational and Business Psychology at Coventry University.
Doctoral Researcher & Qualified Test User: Occupational, Ability, Personality.

Who developed the course?

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.