Course Details

  • Designed for trade union representatives or members who want to increase their awareness of mental health, this short course will give you a good understanding of how the workplace can affect employees and help you improve policies for your members who may suffer from mental health problems.

    Over the course of three days, you’ll complete a number of engaging units to help you develop a better understanding of both mental health in general and work-related mental health issues more specifically. You’ll also explore disability discrimination law and focus on how it applies to people with mental health.

    You’ll complete the short course by producing an action plan to work with both members and employers in the development of a strategy for mental health issues in your place of work.

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this short course; you’ll just need to be authorised to attend by your organisation.

  • You don’t need to complete any formal assessments for this course. Your tutor will assess your work and learning.

  • If you wish to develop your knowledge and expertise in this area further, when you’ve completed this short course you will be able to advance onto the Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health with us at The Manchester College.

    You may also wish to take further TUC/Unionlearn programmes, each of which will help you secure a number of roles within your union and workplace, including full-time paid official positions.

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  • This course is currently free to union reps from TUC affiliated unions.

    There are a number of different funding and finance options to help you afford The Manchester College, with dedicated support from the government, bursaries and grants, and special loans to cover any tuition fees.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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