Remote Learning: Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace

This workshop presents an overview of common mental health problems and enables participants to discuss and reflect on the common misconceptions regarding mental health difficulties.  It aims to promote positive mental health and self-care in the workplace which has benefits for all.

The programme will enhance the skills of participants in supporting those who are experiencing a mental health difficulty. It also aims to strengthen participants’ confidence in having conversations in the workplace concerning mental health, while recognising the boundaries of their role. It will include advice on how and when to signpost colleagues to mental health professionals when their intervention is required.

Suitable for: All organisations that wish to promote positive mental health in their workplace. Especially beneficial to people leaders/managers, human resources, support workers, social care workers, addiction workers, those involved in family care, medical care and education, and those who have professional experience dealing with this issue. 

Note: Attendees will be expected to have their cameras on during the training. This helps generate engagement and interaction with their trainer and other participants. If special circumstances mean that a participant may have to switch off their camera occasionally please let us know in advance.

Members of The Addiction Counsellors of Ireland can earn CPD points for participating in this workshop.


“I genuinely found the course excellent, one of the most engaging online training sessions that I have had. The trainer Clare was very good at checking in as to whether the content was useful, and also our energy levels etc. I got a lot from it.”

Lorna Purcell, Head of Governance & Secretary to The Medical Council

June 2022

“Clare, the trainer was excellent. She kept everyone engaged and not only that allowed room for the group to become more inquisitive as the sessions went on. Personally, I found the training to be very informative.  The Five Ways model showing how we can encourage Resilience and Well-being. I especially liked the framework models showing how we can clearly enhance conversations with clients which ultimately creates good structure for the job that we’re in. Overall, 10/10 – Really useful key tips and insights to take away from these training sessions.”


Eimear Larkin, Employment Support Specialist, Employability Service Wicklow, March 2022

Programme Duration

One day or two mornings.

Programme Aims

At the end of the training session participants should:

  • Have an awareness of how to recognise instances of mental health difficulties and stress among colleagues. 
  • Have strategies to be able to respond sensitively to the co-worker or employee and cope in situations where they have recognised stress and/or a mental health issue.
  • Have an understanding of how to support employees or colleagues who may be experiencing difficulties related to stress and/or mental health and employees returning to work after a mental-health-related absence.
  • Have been given the tools in order to have meaningful and appropriate conversations around mental health issues at work

Programme Content 

Awareness of the symptoms and characteristics of common mental health problems.

The experience of mental illness.

Particular mental health issues and common mental health problems in the workplace.

Engaging with the person experiencing mental health problems and signposting to suitable support services.

The mental health system in Ireland.

Making a referral under the Mental Health Act 2001.

Engaging with the mental health services.

Participants will receive handouts and relevant literature to enable them to develop their understanding of mental health issues in the workplace with clients or colleagues. 

During the workshop participants will have the opportunity to discuss the effects of mental ill-health and how it impacts on the workplace and develop better understandings around assisting/supporting those affected by mental health issues. 

Connect with Your Trainer

The Learning Curve Institute will distribute a unique pre-course questionnaire to each participant in order to ensure the training meets the needs of everyone in the room and is tailored to the appropriate level while also covering specific situations or scenarios as highlighted by the group.

The Learning Curve Institute offers a unique post course support system whereby students are provided with the contact details of the lecturer and are free to contact him/her with any questions they may have or that they would like the lecturer to help them with.

Programme Certification

All attendees will receive an eCertificate of Completion in Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace from The Learning Curve Institute.