British Red Cross Training launches Mental health at work online training

Written by Louise Fernand
Mar 26, 2024

Louise is the Product Manager for Mental Health and Wellbeing at Red Cross Training responsible for the development of Mental Health at Work training products.

British Red Cross Training has launched a suite of online Mental health at work training courses, alongside its face-to-face and virtual course offerings. 

The six online courses offer an e-learning experience which equips employees, managers and business owners with proactive and preventative mental health at work training. Each course features the same content as the face-to-face and virtual course offerings, giving learners a choice of three learning methods. 

With 875,000 workers suffering from work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2022/23, the demand for training around mental health and wellbeing in the workplace is ever increasing. The updated 2024 Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance emphasises employer responsibility to take account of mental health considerations within first aid needs assessments, to identify additional training requirements within organisations.  

While first aid at work training is a legal requirement for organisations, introducing mental health champions is becoming increasingly popular to help prioritise and improve employee wellbeing. With 17.1 million working days lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2022/23, the Red Cross courses aim to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills to nurture wellbeing, enhance resilience, manage stress and cultivate healthy relationships. 

Each of the six courses gives the learner the chance to work through the course content at their own pace, and offers downloadable content, videos to help build understanding, and interactive activities to self-check learning. 

Louise Fernand, product manager for mental health and wellbeing at Red Cross Training, explains, “Organisations routinely consider first aid to protect the physical wellbeing of their staff, but with new HSE guidance, it’s time to start bringing employee wellbeing into that conversation and including mental health in your training needs assessment.” 

“At Red Cross Training, we take a preventative approach to mental health at work training. We want to help cultivate a healthy workplace environment where everyone is accepted as their whole self, and measures are in place to support and signpost if a colleague is struggling with poor mental health.” 

The full list of Mental health at work courses offered by Red Cross Training is as follows:  

Designed to equip you, and your team, with the skills and knowledge needed to provide effective support to others, while also taking care of your own wellbeing.

Suitable for individuals and teams who want to develop their understanding of stress, improve their ability to manage stress and optimise their wellbeing at work and in their personal life.

Designed for leaders, managers and teams who want to develop their awareness of stress and build their resilience to reduce its impact.

Benefits call centre staff or volunteers by improving their communication skills, emotional resilience, de-escalation techniques, empathy, and overall confidence. 

Provides leaders, managers, and supervisors with the knowledge and tools to recognise signs of mental health problems, support individuals, and lead a resilient team.

Tailored for individuals and teams who may need to help people through challenging situations. It is particularly relevant for individuals who are managing people in higher-stress work environments, dealing with persistent stress, or anyone interested in learning effective stress management techniques and tools.


Book Mental health at work training today to give your teams the skills and knowledge to prioritise and nurture their mental wellbeing. 

Topics: Mental Health at Work

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