Mental Health Awareness

Mental health in the workplace is increasingly important. This course covers why it is important and how reps can deal with mental health issues.

Who is the course for?

This course is for reps who want to increase their awareness of how the workplace can affect mental health and who want to improve policies for their members.

How long is the course?

This course is 18 hours.

What will the course help me to do?

The course will help reps to:

  • Develop a better understanding of Mental Health in general.
  • Develop a better understanding of work related Mental Health issues.
  • Develop a better understanding of Disability Discrimination Law and how it applies to people with Mental Health issues.
  • Develop through the use of case studies and role play, some practical skills for dealing with Mental Health related issues.
  • Produce an action plan to work with members and employers to develop a strategy for Mental Health issues.

Can I get time off to learn?

Union representatives who wish to attend TUC courses in working time should first ask their employer for time off with pay. The Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 and the Safety Representatives and Safety Committee Regulations 1977 give accredited union and safety representatives a legal right to reasonable time off with pay to attend courses approved by the TUC or their union. Guidance towards establishing what constitutes reasonable time off can be found in the ACAS Code of Practice.

Representatives who find difficulty in obtaining paid time off to attend TUC courses should seek assistance from their senior union representative or full time union officer.

How much is the course?

There are no course fees for union reps from TUC affiliated unions.

Further information

If you require any further information about this course, please contact your TUC Regional Education Officer.

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ClassroomBurnley College29 May 2019 to 12 Jun 2019
3 Wednesdays
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ClassroomRuskin College-3 daysApply for this course
ClassroomWirral Met College26 Jun 2019 to 28 Jun 2019
Wed/Thur/Fri
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ClassroomBirmingham Trade Union Education Centre27 Sep 2019 to 25 Oct 2019
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ClassroomBirmingham Trade Union Education Centre17 Jan 2020 to 14 Feb 2020
5 FridaysApply for this course
ClassroomBirmingham Trade Union Education Centre1 May 2020 to 5 Jun 2020
5 FridaysApply for this course