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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ClassroomAdult Learning Wales - Cardiff13 Nov 2019 to 20 Nov 2019
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ClassroomAdult Learning Wales - Cardiff5 Jun 2020 to 12 Jun 2020
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ClassroomAdult Learning Wales - Port Talbot10 Jan 2020 to 17 Jan 2020
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ClassroomAdult Learning Wales - Maesteg16 Sep 2019 to 23 Sep 2019
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ClassroomAdult Learning Wales - Pontypridd16 Jan 2020 to 23 Jan 2020
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ClassroomAdult Learning Wales - Bangor13 Nov 2019 to 20 Nov 2019
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ClassroomAdult Learning Wales - Bangor17 Jul 2020 to 24 Jul 2020
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ClassroomAdult Learning Wales - Wrexham13 Nov 2019 to 20 Nov 2019
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ClassroomAdult Learning Wales - Wrexham10 Jul 2020 to 17 Jul 2020
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ClassroomCity of Bristol College8 Jul 2020 to 10 Jul 2020
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ClassroomThe Manchester College11 Mar 2020 to 25 Mar 2020
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ClassroomSouthampton City College3 Feb 2020 to 5 Feb 2020
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ClassroomSouthampton City College30 Mar 2020 to 1 Apr 2020
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ClassroomEast Coast College4 Feb 2020 to 6 Feb 2020
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ClassroomWest Thames College14 Apr 2020 to 16 Apr 2020
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ClassroomCity of Glasgow College4 Mar 2020 to 18 Mar 2020
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ClassroomBirmingham Trade Union Education Centre17 Jan 2020 to 14 Feb 2020
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ClassroomBirmingham Trade Union Education Centre1 May 2020 to 5 Jun 2020
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