Mental ill health covers a wide range of different experiences: from the worries and grief we all experience as a part of everyday life, to coping with stress in the workplace, to serious psychological conditions. On the positive side, looking after our own mental and emotional wellbeing is an important part of coping with the normal stresses of life and working productively. This free course from Acas is designed to introduce employers to the key issues, and covers:
What is mental health?
Common mental health conditions
Supporting presence, managing absence
Equality Act and reasonable adjustments
To access the course, you just need to sign up for a free Acas Learning OnLine account. You’re encouraged to download and publish the logo on your own intranet, to make it clear and easy for employees to see where to go. You can also contact Acas if you’re interested in deploying the eLearning on your own internal learning management system.
Employers, managers and individuals can work together towards a shared goal of positive wellbeing and productive workplaces. The Acas framework is an accessible, easy way to think about the part that each can play and how they fit together.
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