Looking after your Mental Health in the Workplace

About this course

This online course is designed to teach participants about the importance of looking after your mental health while at work. The course will discuss how features of the workplace can affect our mental health, identify the characteristics of poor mental health and practical strategies for maintaining positive mental health while at work.

Participants develop a Workplace Wellbeing Action Plan that encourages them to set achievable targets that could help strengthen their mental health in the workplace. This course will also enable the learner to be confident in tackling conversations concerning mental health in the workplace and where to seek support.


Learn at your own pace on computer or iPad


24/7 access to learning materials


PDF certificate of completion available


High quality learning materials


Exercises & quizzes


30 minute course
Only €40 per person

The World Health Organisation defines mental health as...

“A state of wellbeing in which the individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”

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Who is this course for?

This course is for organisations who want to promote and nurture positive mental health in the workplace. It is suitable for all staff who are interested in learning about how their mental health may be affected by their workplace. It will guide them to set goals and make changes to maintain and develop their own positive mental health at work.

Off-the-shelf eLearning

Looking after your Mental Health in the Workplace is also available for organisations to host on their existing learning management system (LMS). Our flexible pricing structure makes it suitable for both large and small organisations. It is also available as part of our Off-the-shelf eLearning course catalogue.

Course Details

The aim of this course is to encourage you to mind your own mental health at work and to actively contribute to a culture of positive mental health in your workplace.


  • What is mental health?
    • Positive and negative workplace mental health
  • Features of the workplace that affect our mental health
    • Relationship with colleagues
    • Workspace
    • Relationship with manager
    • Workload
    • Available resources
    • Working hours
  • Improving your workplace
    • Goal-setting
  • Legislation on mental health at work
  • Minding your mental health – physically
    • Exercising
    • Sleeping regularly
    • Eating healthily
    • Relaxing
    • Getting creative
  • Power breaks
    • Easy ways to improve your breaks
  • Minding your mental – emotionally
    • Opening up
    • Being present
    • Connecting with people
    • Doing something for others
  • Different signs of poor mental health
    • Effects on professional and personal life
  • Finding mental health support
    • What to do if you’re struggling at work
    • How to help others who are struggling at work
  • Creating a culture of positive mental health
  • My Workplace Wellbeing Action Plan

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Understand what mental health is and the importance of taking care of your mental health.
  • Have practical ways of maintaining your mental health.
  • Recognise common signs of poor mental health.
  • Identify the potential side effects of neglecting mental health.
  • Know how to seek support.
  • Know how to respond sensitively to a colleague struggling with poor mental health.

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Please note that this course is not a substitute for professional mental health advice or therapy.

If you are experiencing poor mental health please consult a medical professional.