Well-being

Mental health at work

By 17th July 2017 No Comments

Mental ill health is now the most common cause of workplace sickness absence in the UK, costing employers billions of pounds every year in reduced productivity, poor service and recruitment costs. Skill Boosters’ series of mental health training films look at the impact of poor mental health at work and explain why staff mental well-being should be a top priority for organisations across all sectors.

Mental health problems among staff pose a growing risk to employers. Yet the stigma attached to mental health still persists in many of today’s workplaces and a lot of employers are unaware of the extent of the problem and how to tackle it – meaning that employees are not getting the help and support that they need and organisations are suffering as a result.

Gordon Tinline

“There are probably 3 main reasons around mental health at work and why it’s important. First and foremost, there’s an ethical and a moral reason. It’s the right thing to do for our people. Secondly there are legal reasons. You have a duty of care to your employees that includes their mental health. And thirdly, increasingly, there is a very strong commercial and business case.”
Gordon Tinline

Combining original drama, legal analysis, insights from business psychologists and mental health professionals and stories from people with lived experience, our mental health training films look at common problems such as stress, anxiety and depression and their impact in the workplace and provide an introduction to what employers can do to support the mental well-being of their staff.

Our mental health training films will help you to understand:

  • the risks posed by mental ill health and the costs to employers
  • the importance of good mental health practice in the workplace
  • employers’ legal obligations to protect the mental health of their staff
  • the need to tackle the stigma around mental health
  • the nature of stress and how to spot the warning signs that someone may be suffering
  • why good mental health starts with good management practice.

Common triggers of mental health difficulties

These courses were produced with assistance from MIND

Our mental health training films come in these formats.

Short film
An essential overview of the key learning points of a topic in a 10-minute film. For delivery online or in a classroom.
Micro-course
A 15-minute video-based online learning journey delivered in bite-sized chunks with an easy-to-use menu. Ideal for learning on the go.
Course
A 30 to 60-minute video-based online training course with downloadable learner notes and assessment quiz.

About Skill Boosters

Used by leading organisations around the globe, Skill Boosters produce video-rich online courses that engage learners to bring about real and lasting behavioural change in the workplace.