One in four people experience mental ill health at some point in their life. Construction was cited as an industry in which male workers are 35 per cent more likely to take their own lives. Increased awareness and focus on this issue has highlighted the need for the industry to take action to try and tackle this issue. 

To help construction SMEs address these potential issues, NFB Business & Skills has partnered with the digital college to offer members access to a suite of easily accessible, Highfield accredited, online courses for awareness and support around mental health in the construction workplace. Members of the NFB can access these courses at an exclusive rate saving more than 20% per delegate on the RRP.

Online courses available:

  • Managing mental health and wellbeing at work - £22.00 + VAT per delegate (NFB member saving of 26%)

This course is designed to provide practical guidance for people whose working life is being affected by a manageable mental health condition, such as depression, anxiety, or stress.

 

  • An awareness of mental wellbeing in the workplace - £12.50 + VAT per delegate (NFB member saving of 23%)

This course is designed to provide an introduction to mental wellbeing in the workplace. As well as explaining what is meant by the terms "mental health" and "wellbeing", the course aims to raise awareness of common mental health issues and provides suggestions of what to do if/when working life is affected by a manageable mental health condition, such as stress, anxiety, low mood and depression, abusive and violent behaviour; methods for resolving conflict and how to handle complaints.

 

  • Stress awareness and management - £12.50 + VAT per delegate (NFB member saving of 23%)

This course gives the learner an excellent understanding of what we mean by stress and the typical causes of stress. It goes on to increase the learner's awareness of the signs of stress and to develop strategies to manage it.

 

  • Handling and resolving conflict - £12.50 + VAT per delegate (NFB member saving of 23%)

In this course the learner is introduced to what we mean by the term “conflict”; how to deal with problems positively; how to deal with abusive and violent behaviour; methods for resolving conflict: and how to handle complaints.

All courses:

  • are Highfield Awarding Body accredited mental health image of head
  • have an online assessment
  • are available 24 hours a day
  • have unlimited retakes
  • allow the learner to download a certificate in real time
  • are delivered through the digital college 

For more information about the above courses contact the NFB Business & Skills team on 03450 570 042 / nfbbands@builders.org.uk.

All courses are delivered in partnership with the digital college 

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