Online Mental Health in the Workplace Level 1 (VTQ) Certification

Mental Health is becoming more prevalent in the community each day, so learn what you can do to help.

CPD Certified Provider of Training Excellence Online Training Approved by Skills for Care

Mental Health in the Workplace Level 1 (VTQ) at a Glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 1 hour and 4 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • Certified CPD time credit conformation
  • SCORM Ready! Integrates with your LMS
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • Videos include subtitles
£19.95 + VAT

Learn online now with our level 1 video online course in mental health in the workplace. Learn about mental health conditions that can be identified in the workplace and learn how to signpost them.

We also offer a half-day classroom course is ideal for all employees to give them a basic awareness of mental health in the workplace.  We also offer a one-day Mental Health in the Workplace level two course and a two-day Mental Health in the Workplace Level 3 course for managers and those who need a higher level of training.

ProTrainings are one of the few Skills for Care centres of Excellence where we passed stringent checks to prove our commitment to high-quality training and compliance. We are also able to offer Skills for Care Endorsed qualifications for our classroom and video online training courses ensuring you have an acceptable certificate to prove your compliance.  This means that our training meets the high standards expected by Skills for Care.

This ProTrainings Qualification is also endorsed by TQUK, who are an Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual. This gives an extra level of appreciation on this ProTrainings qualification. You can buy an endorsed certificate if you need one, once you pass the course. You do not have to buy this extra certificate and the course is the same whichever option you choose. 

This course comes with 2.0 hrs (3.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 1 hour and 4 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

For details of the contents of our online course see our Mental Health in the Workplace Level 1 course site.

Learning Outcomes (LO)

The learner will:


UNIT - 1

Understand the difference between mental health and mental ill-health.


Describe how mental health affects human behaviour


Describe the components of mental well-being and how it relates to resilience.


Be able to provide examples of well-being in the workplace


Understanding resilience and the capacity to stay mentally well during difficult situations


Understand how to positively support individual well-being in the workplace


Understand how risk factors associated with mental ill-health can lead to problems in the workplace.


Be aware of risk factors that are caused by mental health


Be able to recognise how mental health problems can affect day-to-day living


Recognise how mental health can lead to other known character traits


Understand how mental health problems can affect normality from one day to another


Understand how social and cultural attitudes can lead to mental illness


Recognise how stigma and discrimination can lead to overwhelming influences on individuals, communities and societies


Understand how stereotyping can lead to prejudice, discrimination and inequality


Understanding the causes of stress and knowing how stress can stem from influences resulting from work


Understand what stress is and how it is commonly defined


Be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of useful and harmful stress


Be able to manage stress in the workplace – local and workplace support and self-management


Be able to understand different types of mental health


Describe what anxiety is and how it becomes a mental health problem (including phobias)


Recognise the physical and psychological signs and symptoms of anxiety


Be able to understand what depression is, how it is defined and what the common symptoms are


  • Mental Health Student Manual V8.3
  • 5 ways to wellbeing link
  • CQC website link
  • Cae Inspectorate Scotland website link
  • Care Information Scotland website link
  • Coronavirus COVID 19 Pre-Screen Student Evaluation Form
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) link to the NHS website
  • Eating disorders facts
  • Factsheet on Anxiety Disorders
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • HSE - An example of a stress policy
  • HSE - Tackling work-related stress using the Management Standards approach
  • HSE - What are the Management Standards?
  • HSE Management Standards Indicator Tool sheet
  • HSE Stress in the Workplace website
  • HSE pages on workplace stress
  • How to Manage and Reduce Stress leaflet
  • How to be mentally healthy at work - MIND leaflet link
  • How to manage stress - MIND leaflet link
  • Link to workplace mental health document
  • MIND employer resources link
  • MIND website
  • Mental Health Foundation website
  • Mental health UK website
  • NHS Choices Web link
  • NHS Mental Health website
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder facts
  • Panic Attack - Anxiety UK Brief Guide
  • Personality disorders facts
  • Schizophrenia facts
  • Talking toolkit - Preventing workplace stress from the HSE
  • Understanding anxiety and panic attacks - MIND leaflet link
  • Understanding depression - MIND leaflet link
  • Understanding mental health problems - MIND leaflet link
  • Wellness Action Plan
  • Work related stress depression or anxiety statistics in Great Britain, 2018 - HSE document
  • Working together to reduce stress at work - HSE leaflet

What People are Saying

“Great online course that you can work at your own pace”

- Melanie, Customer Services Administrator from County (optional)

“A good introduction into the root causes of mental ill health”

- Andrew, Security Officer from Scotland