Mood Matters in the Workplace

It is estimated that the overall prevalence of mental health conditions in Northern Ireland is up to 25% higher compared to England, costing over £3.5 billion per year. Depression and anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the workplace. As most of those experiencing mental health problems are in active employment, the workplace has a vital role to play in promoting mental health awareness and resilience.

What is Mood Matters in the Workplace?

The AWARE Mood Matters in the Workplace programme is a mental health awareness programme for employees and is delivered onsite in workplaces. The programme content can be tailored to suit the needs of individual employers and normally lasts between one and two hours. The programme helps participants to look after their mental health at work and in their home lives. It also teaches them to recognise the signs and symptoms of poor mental health and makes them aware of sources of help. Click here to download the Mood Matters in the Workplace leaflet  

Programme content includes:

What is Mental Health?
Mental health at work
Looking after our own mental health
Mental ill-health including signs and symptoms of stress and depression
Sources of help
How AWARE can help

Benefits for staff:

Help staff recognise the importance of looking after their mental health and wellbeing

Equip staff with knowledge and skills to maintain their mental health and wellbeing and build personal resilience

Raise awareness of the importance of looking after your mental health

Highlight the symptoms of stress and depression

Help to reduce stigma by increasing understanding and raising awareness of depression to all staff encouraging a culture of understanding

Make staff aware of the sources of help and encourage them to seek help early if they are worried about themselves

Benefits to for the employer?

Helps reduce the cost to you in having staff off sick with a mental health problem

Helps your staff recognise the signs and symptoms of depression both in themselves and their colleagues

Helps staff working for you to take responsibility for and develop the tools to look after their own mental health

Reduces stress in the workplace and promotes a more positive working environment

How to Book

For further information and to find out how to book this course, please contact our Education and Training Team by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AWARE is the depression charity for Northern Ireland and the only charity working exclusively for those with depression and bipolar disorder.

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