Workplace Mental Health and Wellbeing Training

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Every day lost to work-related stress, depression, anxiety or serious mental health conditions carries a business cost.

  • In 2017/18 stress, depression or anxiety accounted for 57% of all work-related ill health cases and 49% of all working days lost due to ill health in the workforce of Great Britain
  • Approximately 15.4 million working days were lost in 2017/18 due to work-related stress, depression and anxiety (Source: Health and Safety Executive, November 2018)
  • Mental ill health costs UK employers an estimated £34.9 billion each year – the equivalent of £1300 for every employee in the UK workforce (Source: Mental Health First Aid England, April 2018)

Productivity measures across national economies have captivated the attention of policy makers and leaders alike. Ultimately though, the source of productivity is down to the individual to get things done every day, and the evidence is clear: people perform better when they’re happy and supported.

Research over the past decade has focused on creativity, productivity, and the psychology of daily working life. Whether people are in a small start-up business or an established enterprise or organisation, studies show that people are more productive and creative when they have more positive emotions.

Mental health and wellbeing in a business setting are intrinsically linked yet many organisations still perceive them as separate areas.

Our aim is to provide a range of cost effective, flexible training workshops and talks for businesses to promote wellbeing in the workplace.  These help to raise the level of health, wellbeing and engagement across the company, so that the business and its people can thrive.

  1. Mind Workplace Workplace Wellbeing Index 2016-17
  2. 10 Reasons for Employers to Invest in Staff Mental Health

Our courses

Proactive Wellbeing:

  • Strengthening Personal Resilience
  • Mental Health Aware Manager
  • The Manager’s Role in Resilience
  • Mindfulness

Core Mental Health:

  • Mental Health Awareness (bespoke)
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Mental Health Aware (half day)
  • Mental Health Champion (one day)
  • Telephone Response (Callers in Crisis)
  • Suicide Prevention Training (ASIST)
  • safeTALK
  • Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity (MHASPA)
  • Lunch & Learn – one hour sessions
    • Mental Health Awareness
    • 5 Ways to Wellbeing
    • Mindfulness

We are in the process of updating our training brochure but we will re-publish it on this page in due course.

Bespoke training:

We can deliver bespoke, in-house training sessions to suit your business, tailoring the training to suit the needs of your organisation or team.

Our Trainers:

Our Trainers understand what makes people tick from a psychological perspective; many are also trained counsellors or coaches.  Our workshops are delivered with sensitivity, tact and diplomacy. Because of their background, our Trainers know how to create a learning environment that feels safe and supportive, while still giving people the tools they need to live and work well.

Training Revenue:

Every £1 from our training revenue goes into our local services to support people in Bristol. Our services aim to contribute to mental and emotional wellbeing and to reduce stigma and discrimination. Bristol Mind aims to promote a positive view of mental health and provide services that are accessible, relevant and empowering to the people using them.

How to book:

Telephone: 0117 980 0370

Open Courses:

Occasionally, we run open courses where anyone can attend and information in relation to these can be viewed on the Upcoming Training Courses page.

If you would like to put your name on a waiting list for an open course (run by Bristol Mind) please email 

Comments from participants on our courses:

Mental Health Awareness:
“A real eye opener. Great awareness for a very important topic” (Hargreaves Lansdown, June 2017)

Mental Health First Aid:

“Hugely informative and interesting course which has answered many questions and filled gaps in my own knowledge and understanding” (GKN Aerospace, September 2017)

 “The best in-work training I have attended! Well-informed, relatable, participatory teaching. I feel much more confident in dealing with mental health issues at work” (BIMM Institute, April 2017)

“I found the course incredibly useful. It has completely changed my understanding of mental health and how I would approach someone with poor mental health” (Bristol City Council, February 2018)

Mental Health @ Work for Managers:

“Do it! It will open your mind and make you more confident about looking for signals”, “This is an eye opening workshop that will help you as a leader and as a person” (Saint-Gobain, September 2017)

“It’s critical for managers to understand the impact of mental health, this workshop provides useful insights on how to approach the issues” (EDO, January 2018)

“Would recommend attendance! Relevant, engaging and interesting” (Hargreaves Lansdown, June 2017)

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST):

“Amazing trainer. Highly recommended! Very thorough and informative. Catering to those with experience and without” (Gloucestershire County Council, March 2017)

“Would recommend attendance! Relevant, engaging and interesting” (Hargreaves Lansdown, June 2017)