Mental Health In Construction Certification
There are four main purposes of this course:
Firstly, to raise awareness of common mental health issues arising within the construction industry and how these are affected by the specific demands of working in this sector.
Secondly, the course is designed to help you learn to recognise signs and predisposing factors in common mental health problems, in both yourself and those with whom you work. We will look specifically at depression, anxiety and stress, explaining clearly what these are, how they manifest and what you can do about them, as well as providing direction towards further resources, should you need information about other mental health conditions.
Thirdly, the course seeks to provide an insight into the importance of establishing a cultural shift within the construction industry, away from the stigmatisation of mental health issues and towards a culture of openness, compassion and information. We’ll offer down-to-earth guidance on the transformative benefits of speaking out and creating a working environment whereby it feels safe for people to do so.
Finally, this course is designed to equip you with your own personal mental health wellbeing toolbox, full of practical, realistic and scientifically proven strategies, to help you to support your own mental wellbeing, as well as that of those around you.
You will Learn:
- Common issues affecting the mental health and wellbeing of workers within the construction industry
- Signs to look out for if you’re concerned about your own mental health or that of your colleagues or employees
- The nature of depression, anxiety and stress, as some of the most common experiences at play within the realm of mental ill health — how to recognise them, how they may affect people and what you can do, to move through the difficulties that they bring about
- How to establish a culture of open communication in the workplace around mental health, in order to destigmatise people’s suffering, to minimise the compounding factors of isolation, fear and ‘macho’ culture that can be at play
- How to approach talking to someone about experiencing a mental health concern
- An array of lifestyle factors that you can work on or adapt, to support your mental health, including diet and exercise, relational health and community
Benefits of Taking this Course:
- You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the nature of mental health problems and the ways in which they can specifically affect those working in construction
- Awareness is the single most powerful instigator of change, and by becoming more aware, through taking this course, you’ll be empowered to help effect change in the workplace, to make the construction industry a healthier place
- You will be given a practical approach that is designed to be immediately applicable in day-to-day scenarios
- Knowledge regarding where to go for help, and how, and what you can do, to help support yourself or anyone who may need a helping hand towards better mental wellbeing
Who can take the Mental Health In Construction Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 0 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 0 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 0 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Mental Health In Construction Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 7.5 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.