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Mental Health at Work Online Course

Stress, anxiety and depression are serious health hazards in the workplace. They account for 44% of all new and longstanding cases of work-related ill-health.

According to the UK's Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statistics, there were 602,000 cases of work-related stress, depression or anxiety between 2018 and 2019, resulting in 12.8 million working days being lost.

Our Mental Health at Work Online Course will help your employees spot the signs of stress, understand the causes and what to do to combat stress personally and in their team.

We also have a Managing Mental Health at Work course.

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Mental Health at Work Online Course

About this Course

Available as part of our Compliance Essentials Course Library. 

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare you to:

  • Appreciate the risks and consequences of work-related anxiety and stress
  • Recognise signs of stress in yourself and others
  • Identify the typical causes of stress, anxiety and depression
  • Understand the steps you can take to manage the risks of anxiety and stress at work
  • Take appropriate action to prevent and manage anxiety and stress

New in 2021

Full design review conducted by a mental health expert.

  • Text & image updates throughout the course
  • New pages, activities & scenarios
  • Signs of stress, anxiety & depression information added
  • Updated scenarios & learning activities
  • Updated post-course assessment questions

Course Outline


What are Stress, Anxiety & Depression?

You Decide: Causes of Stress, Anxiety & Depression

What Causes Stress, Anxiety & Depression

Alistair's Assignment

You Decide: What are the Causes of Anxiety & Stress?

What to Watch Out For

Scenario: Starting a Conversation

Talking About Anxiety, Stress & Depression

Best Practice for Dealing with Work-related Stress



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Course Specifications




Approximately 15-minute long e-learning course followed by a 10-question assessment.



Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels. No previous knowledge or experience required.



SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via a client style sheet.



Ability to offer optional test-out, whereby users can choose to skip the course content and complete the learning assignment simply by passing the assessment.



All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility). AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC.



Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS.



Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages.



Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary.