What do you get from a Red Cross mental wellbeing course?

Written by Anna Bishop
Nov 17, 2020

Anna is a Training Product Manager at Red Cross Training responsible for the development and review of our training products.

So, you’ve decided to invest in mental health training for your employees – congratulations! You’re one step closer to a more positive, engaged and healthy workforce! But what exactly do you get from a mental health course?

In this blog, we’ll explain what you can expect from mental health training from the British Red Cross and the outcomes and objectives you can achieve.


About our mental health training

The British Red Cross offers six short, interactive, mental health and wellbeing courses for the workplace, which range from 2 hours to 1 day in duration. Our courses are offered on a group booking-basis and are usually delivered face-to-face at a venue to suit you, or delivered virtually via Zoom.

However, due to Covid-19 restrictions, we’re currently unable to provide face-to-face training. Our virtual mental health courses are the perfect alternative and are fully interactive with an expert trainer leading the course.

Our training is popular with large organisations in private and public sectors where there is a high incidence of work-related stress or absence. However, they are ideal for any employees wanting to build essential resilience skills and manage their mental health, whether it be while working from home, or when integrating back into a workplace environment.

The course content is based on the globally recognised CALMER psychosocial framework: Consider, Acknowledge, Listen, Manage, Enable and Resource. 

The framework has been developed by the Red Cross’ Psychosocial and Mental Health team and aims to support individuals during and after an emotionally challenging situation. This framework is transferable, but you can find out more about the British Red Cross approach with our short video below.



As well asusing this practical framework to approach difficult situations, the course will also encourage your employees to:

  • develop resilience to better prepare themselves
  • develop an awareness of how to support themselves and others
  • learn how to manage and deal with stress
  • optimise wellbeing at work and in their personal life - developing greater confidence when dealing with difficult situations
  • be able to signpost where they can get the right support at work and identify any gaps.


Upon successful completion, each learner will receive a British Red Cross certificate that confirms their attendance on the course.


How will you and your staff benefit?

Access to mental health training helps all employees build essential resilience skills, allowing staff to manage their mental health while working from home, or when integrating back into a workplace environment.

By taking a positive approach to mental health, your organisation can benefit from:

  • more engaged and motivated staff
  • reduction in absence and associated costs
  • increased productivity and staff retention
  • improved professional reputation
  • satisfied customers.


Different businesses will have different objectives and concerns around mental health, that’s why we tailor the learning experience to suit the needs of your business.

For example, we worked with Michael J Lonsdale (MJL) help their team recognise stress and build resilience:

“The course provided a great insight to mental wellbeing and resilience and included practical advice, which our staff could implement into their working lives.

Understanding the factors causing stress and how to cope with it was a key outcome for us and this was addressed effectively.”


To ensure that your employees’ mental health and wellbeing continue to be supported, you can talk to one of our advisors who will be able to further advise on the course and most convenient date for your mental health training.

> Enquire about our mental health training today.

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