Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace

Instructor:  Wendy McIntosh PhD
Course Dates: Open-ended
Enrollment Dates: Enroll Anytime
Who can Enroll: Anyone
Course Language: English

About the Course

Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace
An essential part of creating a safe and healthy workplace is recognising and promoting good mental health.  According to Deakin University Resource – Mental Health in the Workplace: a psychologically healthy workplace:
  • demonstrates a promotion of a culture that is inclusive and emphasises abilities, not limitations (strengths/resilience)
  • aims to eliminate stigma and discrimination through the use of respectful language
  • understands its Duty of Care and OHS responsibilities
  • has policies and procedures that encompass mental health in the workplace
  • offers staff programs and resources to educate and inform them about mental health (it's impacts and strategies to address and support them)
  • promotes collaborative decision making and/or problem-solving amongst all levels of staff and ensures everyone is treated with consideration & respect
This course will introduce you to a number of concepts to help understand the complexities of maintaining mental wellbeing in the workplace. Several themes will be covered including:
  • Historical Context, Stigma
  • Causes: Nature & Nurture, PTSD, Workplace, Major Disorders
  • Communication Styles
  • Using Models to Understand Unconscious Dynamics
  • Strategies
  • Resilience
This package has been designed to help you reflect on your practice and the practice of colleagues specific to mental wellbeing in the workplace. It is envisaged that by the end of this course you will be able to:
  • provide practical guidance for those engaging with staff who have mental health concerns
  • encourage discussion surrounding the stigma of mental health concerns and how to address this issue in the workplace
  • have a deepened understanding surrounding common mental health issues such as depression & anxiety
  • understand the importance of appropriate use of language when discussing mental health concerns
This training includes references to recommended readings to complement and support content. These will be linked to separate pages so that you can read them as you go through the course. Videos have been included to provide examples of unit concepts to increase your awareness of mental wellbeing in the workplace. They should be used to stimulate reflection on your practice and that of colleagues, as well as to provide a forum for discussion between you and colleagues. This course benefits professionals, managers, and administrative staff working in health, education, safety, and customer service fields.  The assessment at the end of the tool requires you to complete a number of short answer questions and reflective essay to demonstrate learning achieved from completing the tool. It is important to ensure you have completed the assessment and paid in full if you wish to receive a certificate. Certification is available and upon successful completion and attracts 10 CNE/CPD points where applicable. Payable via Paypal securely via the web (for instant access to the course), or via bank transfer (login details emailed after payment). Terms and Conditions Without limiting the rights under copyright, no part of this publication (including without limitation; the text, code, artwork, photography, images, music, audio or video material, and audio-visual material in this training) may be reproduced, stored in, or introduced into a database and/or retrieval system or transmitted in any form or any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise) without the prior written permission of the copyright owners – Davaar Consultancy, Training and Development Pty. Ltd. or when applicable, the referenced author or producer of supporting materials. All rights reserved. By purchasing access to this training tool, you agree to these terms and conditions.

Course Structure

  • Unit 1 - Overview
  • Unit 2 - Objectives
  • Unit 3 - Definitions
  • Unit 4 - Historical Context & Stigma
  • Unit 5 - Causes
  • Unit 6 - Major Disorders
  • Unit 7 - Stress
  • Unit 8 - Resilience
  • Unit 9 - Strategies
  • Unit 10 - Communication Styles
  • Assessment


Wendy McIntosh PhD
Wendy McIntosh
Dr. Wendy H McIntosh PhD, RGN, RMHN, Grad. Dip MH, MN, Cert IV Workplace Assessment & Training, Group Leadership Cert. MRCNA, MANZCMHN, AMANZPA. Wendy has 30 years experience as a nurse, with 25 of those years working in mental health (clinical, educational and research). Wendy has worked as an educator ...