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Mental Health & Wellbeing Support

Workplace Mental Wellbeing Awareness Training

Mental health is just as important as physical health. Yet, whilst we know how to take care of our own physical health, many people do not know how to support friends, relatives or even colleagues who are experiencing poor mental health.


By developing a greater understanding of common mental health conditions, as well as how best to support and guide someone to professional help, you can help to reduce the stigma associated with mental health in the UK.

As Aberdeen's largest provider of mental health services, we are delighted to be working in partnership with Maersk Training to be able to offer employers an opportunity to raise mental health awareness through two specially designed workplace training courses.

The QA Level 2 Award in Understanding Mental Health in the Workplace (RQF) is a regulated, and nationally recognised, qualification that has been specifically designed to help raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions in the workplace plus how best to offer support and guidance to colleagues.

For those who would like to raise their awareness of mental health; develop an understanding on how best to support, reassure and signpost colleagues to professional support then QA Level 3 Award in Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace is also available.

For every course participant, Maersk Training makes a donation of £100pp towards VSA Mental Health Services.

1 in 4

People living in the UK will experience a mental health condition in the next twelve months. (1 in 3 in Scotland)


Poor mental health is the number one condition in the UK for staff absence

£8 Billion

Better mental health support in the workplace can save UK businesses up to £8 billion per year.

Credit: Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health. (2009). Briefing 40: Removing Barriers. The facts about mental health and employment. Retrieved from ohrn.nhs.uk/resource/policy/TheFactsaboutMentalHealth.pdf

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