Mental Health Awareness
What you'll learn
- This course would help create awareness of mental health issues that are common today and give you tips on how to get help or offer help to someone in need
- Learners would be able to identify common mental health disorders
- Learners would begin to understand the stigma related to mental health disorders
- Learners would know how to stay mentally healthy
- Learners would know how to begin conversations around mental health in the workplace
- There are no prerequisites for this course
Stress has become part of our every day living. This every day stress if not properly managed can lead to mental health problems. One of the most affected aspects of mental health problems is our work because this is where most of us spend the largest part of our waking hours and yet the work place is one where this subject is seldom discussed. This basic course will help create awareness and help begin the conversations around mental health.
The course begins by defining what being mentally healthy is. We then begin to look at the temporary and serious mental health disorders around us and the likely causes in order to recognize them in ourselves and in others. The learner is provided with tips on how to begin conversations around this rather uncomfortable subject. The learner is also provide with tips on what to look out for, how to get help and how to stay healthy for themselves and others. The course discusses the consequences of not dealing with mental health challenges and provides pointers to where help can be obtained at work and outside of work.
Mental Health is just as important as Physical Health and today more than ever there needs to be more attention paid to the subject. This course provides important insight in a way that is easy to grasp by even those of us who do not work in the medical field. It contains much needed information that would help drive conversations around the subject.
Who this course is for:
- Working professionals
As the managing consultant of Learning Solutions Nigeria Limited a successful human capital development and project management firm whose reach spreads across the world and which I founded in February 2006, I help employers of choice care for, support and bring out the best in their employees by providing exciting and tailored learning in-person and on-line to address performance gaps and personal and work related issues which may affect their well-being and job performance. This includes private, public, not-for-profit and corporate organizations including MSMEs.
In the last 25 years, I have provided successful learning, project management and consulting experiences to my clients. My experience includes consulting and participation in large impact programs such as DFID UK's Baseline Study of Private Education in Nigeria and the Ministry of Finance's Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS), process development, providing human capital consulting, project management and the facilitation and organization of training programs.
A graduate in Instructional Technology from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, I continue to sharpen my skills through my membership in The Association for Talent Development (ATD) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). I have attended scores of development programs in the United Kingdom, United States and Nigeria.