Mental wellbeing and resilience courses: making a positive difference in your workplace

Mental Wellbeing at Work

Did you know that 15.4 million days were lost in 2017/18 due to work related stress, depression or anxiety*?

The British Red Cross offers mental wellbeing and resilience courses for the workplace. These courses are designed to build individual and team resilience and to help staff members return to and maintain a state of positive mental wellbeing.

The Red Cross has a global reputation and experience in providing both emotional and practical support to individuals in crises.

By learning with us, you’ll benefit from the expertise of our teams in supporting people in emotionally challenging situations.


Causes and impact of work related stress

Common causes of work related stress, depression or anxiety (defined as a harmful reaction to work pressures) include:

  • tight deadlines
  • too much responsibility
  • challenging customer situations
  • lack of managerial support.

There were 595,000 cases of work related stress, depression or anxiety in 2017/18.

Our courses

Our 2 hour, 3.5 hour and one day courses include:

  • supporting others and yourself
  • coping with stress
  • building personal and team resilience
  • dealing with distressed callers
  • leading a resilient team
  • supporting people through difficult situations

What are the benefits to employers?

Taking a positive approach to mental wellbeing can result in:

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

To find out more about what we offer, please contact us via our simple enquiry form.

"After attending this course, I feel better placed to understand how and why people respond the way they do. The training is already making a positive difference to our customers and our people."
Gavin Scaife, Aviva – read full case study

* Health and safety at work statistics for Great Britain 2017.

© British Red Cross 2019