Online Microcredential in Psychology & Mental Health

Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace

Discover how mental health, wellbeing, and work are all related as you gain the skills to improve mental health in the workplace.

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University of AberdeenUniversity of Aberdeen

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Delve into psychological research to create mentally healthy workplaces

A mentally healthy workplace benefits everyone – from individual employees to the team and wider organisation. When individuals are supported in their mental health, they are more likely to be motivated, focussed, and happier in their role. 

On this fully online microcredential, you’ll examine key research to successfully create mentally health workplaces at an individual, team, and systemic level. 

You’ll gain the skills to evaluate psychological research and apply these findings to improve mental health and wellbeing at work, including remote work.

This microcredential is also completely stackable, which means you can use your credits towards a master’s degree.

Examine wellbeing in the workplace

You’ll start by learning the definitions of mental health and wellbeing and their connections with work. 

With this foundation of knowledge, you’ll then investigate factors influencing mental health, including remote work and organisational culture. This understanding will help you support mental health difficulties in the workplace.

Explore real-life examples to help improve wellbeing at work

You’ll delve into different models and research about mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. 

Using real-life case studies and weekly online discussions, you’ll then discover how to apply these models in practice. You’ll also identify the barriers to applying these models and how you can overcome them.

Learn how to improve mental health with the University of Aberdeen

Throughout the microcredential, you’ll be guided by clinical psychologists and academics from the University of  Aberdeen. With their expertise, you’ll understand what impacts mental health and wellbeing where we work. 

By the end, you’ll understand ways to support mental health at every level of an organisation.

How will the skills I learn help me develop in my career?

When a team is mentally healthy, they are able to perform at their best, improving productivity across each member.

With the skills to be able to promote mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, you’ll be in-demand across different industries as organisations look for specialists to create mentally healthy workplaces.

Will I receive university credits?

Yes, you’ll receive 15 university credits at master’s level. You can use these credits to stack towards a PgCert Psychology in the Workplace or MSc Psychological Studies, both from the University of Aberdeen. 

How will I be assessed?

You’ll be assessed entirely online via discussion boards and multiple choice tests. These tests will help cement your learning.

Are you eligible for this microcredential?

There are no entry requirements for this microcredential, however, the course is delivered at master’s level and so we recommend you have at least:

a 2:2 (second-class) undergraduate degree or relevant experience that supports this level of study.

We recommend that non-native English speakers have a minimum of a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent.

Is this microcredential right for you?

This microcredential is for anyone with a general interest in psychological wellbeing at work.

It will be particularly useful if you’re in a managerial or supervisory position.


What happens before, during, and after your microcredential

  • Course

    Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace

    Discover how mental health, wellbeing, and work are all related as you gain the skills to improve mental health in the workplace.

    10 weeks

World-class learning with University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen is the 3rd oldest Scottish and 5th oldest UK University. With 14500 students from 120 countries, it is a world leader in medical research, energy, environment, law and business.


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