Employee Health and Wellbeing E-Learning Modules

While the employer is primarily responsible for providing an environment to support the mental health and wellbeing of their staff, employees also have a duty of care for their own health and wellbeing.

Our e-learning, in partnership with Legal Island, provides employers and staff with the digital tools to better support staff wellbeing.

This suite of seven e-learning modules  has been designed for self-guided, all-staff learning and address key areas of employee health and wellbeing. Your organisation has the option to choose one or more courses, depending on need.

Detail on each of the modules is outlined below.

If you wish to purchase E-Learning modules for your employees please contact stephanie.reid@bitcni.org.uk, to discuss your requirements. The total cost for your organisation will depend on the number of modules you wish to purchase and the number of staff undertaking the module.

FREE E-LEARNING MODULE: Exclusive offer for individuals and employees over 50

We are delighted to offer our Employee Health and Wellbeing e-Learning to individuals and employees aged 50+ at no cost, as part of our Age at Work programme.

If you are in individual and would like to avail of this offer, or if you would like to request free e-learning for employees over 50 in your organisation, please email eamon.clarke@bitcni.org.uk. As there are a limited number of free courses available, we may have to restrict the number of staff per organisation depending on uptake.

 

E-learning module details

Each modeule will take no longer than 60 minutes to complete, including an assessment, and each member of staff will receive their own personalised certificate upon successful completion. Your organisation has the option to choose one or more courses, depending on need.

E-learning courses are available in the following topics:

1. Mental Health & Wellbeing

Good mental health and wellbeing practices in the workplace are essential for all staff.

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the area of mental health and wellbeing, ensuring all staff are aware of the importance of mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. This includes the benefits to staff and the organisation of maintaining good mental health. Click here for a free demo.

  • What is meant by mental health?
  • Types of mental health
  • The benefits of good mental health
  • The early warning signs of mental health issues
  • Supporting yourself and others in times of need
  • How to handle sensitive conversations
2. Coping with Fatigue

All employers have a responsibility to support the health and wellbeing of their staff as part of their health and safety duties. Sleep is an essential ingredient for good health, both mental and physical. Poor sleep and fatigue go hand in hand and can be extremely dangerous in the workplace.

Sleep is essential to people’s ability to perform at work. As an employer, it is vital that your staff have an understanding of this. Click here for a free demo.

Topics covered within the course include:

  • What is fatigue
  • What causes fatigue
  • The law relating to fatigue in the workplace
  • The symptoms of fatigue
  • Tips on how to recover from fatigue
3. Suicide awareness

Talking about suicidal feelings in an honest and non-judgemental way can help break down the stigma associated with it, meaning people are more likely to seek help and open up about how they feel.

This course is designed to raise awareness of suicide and help reduce the risk of suicide. Under the Health and Safety at Work Order (NI) 1978, employers have a legal duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees at work. This duty includes risks to both physical and mental health.

It’s not always possible to prevent suicidal thoughts, but training staff in taking positive steps towards keeping a healthy mind can help people cope better with stressful or upsetting situations. This may reduce the risk of developing a mental health condition, such as depression and the risk of suicidal thoughts. Click here for a free demo. 

Topics covered within the course include:

  • What is suicide
  • What causes suicide
  • How to identify colleagues at risk
  • How to support your colleagues
  • How to support yourself
  • The impact of suicide
4. Menopause

The menopause is a difficult subject to talk about – it is intensely personal, but it is also essential to understand how it affects people’s ability to perform at work.

The purpose of this course is to improve your staff’s understanding of the menopause and help create a more comfortable working environment for women experiencing the menopause. This course is for all employees, regardless of gender.

Dispelling the taboo surrounding menopause, helps an organisation build a more inclusive workforce and a great place to work. The cost of supporting colleagues in the workplace with compassion and simple reasonable adjustments is minimal in comparison with the cost of losing an employee. Click here for a free demo.

Topics covered within the course include:

  • What is the menopause
  • The law relating to menopause in the workplace
  • The symptoms of menopause
  • How to support your colleagues
  • Top tips to cope with the menopause
5. Musculoskeletal Health

The term musculoskeletal health, or even its shortened version MSK, can be off-putting. However, most people will have some experience of back pain, a pulled muscle or torn ligaments. Raising awareness and creating a positive culture can help employees prevent such issues – and manage existing issues. Everyone should be encouraged to invest in their own musculoskeletal health inside and outside work.

Northern Ireland’s Labour Force Survey estimates there to be 13,000 cases of musculoskeletal disorders that are linked to the workplace. Click here for a free demo.

Topics covered within the course include: 

  • What is the musculoskeletal health
  • What causes musculoskeletal disorders
  • Why MSDs must be managed at work
  • Symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders
  • How to support yourself
  • The impact of musculoskeletal disorders
6. Managing stress

Stress is a 21st-century epidemic. The good news is we can take control of our lives and learn how to manage stress inside and outside of the workplace. This course is designed to increase your staff’s awareness of stress and provide them with the foundation to manage it successfully.

Work-related stress can cause major problems in a business. It can reduce productivity, increase sickness absence and Increase staff turnover. In Northern Ireland, legislation obligates an employer to ensure their employees are not made ill by work. This obligation takes into consideration stress. Click here for a free demo.

Topics covered within the course include:

  • What is stress?
  • What causes stress?
  • Why stress must be managed at work
  • The signs of stress
  • How to support yourself
  • How to support your colleagues
  • The impact of stress
7. Building resilience

As the pace and intensity of the workplace is not likely to slow down in the future, it is more important than ever for your staff to build resilience skills to effectively navigate their work-life. This course is designed to increase your staff’s understanding of resilience and provide them with knowledge on how to develop their own personal resilience.

Organisations have a duty of care to ensure the wellbeing of their employees. Developing resilience can lead to employees suffering less stress, less anxiety and lowers the risk of suffering physical and mental health problems. Click here for a free demo. 

Topics covered within the course include:

  • What is resilience?
  • Why it is important to have a resilient workforce
  • The characteristics of a resilient person
  • How to develop personal resilience
  • How to support your colleagues

For more information or to request a quote on purchasing any of these E-Learning Modules, please contact stephanie.reid@bitcni.org.uk.