Course overview

TUC Mental Health – From Resilience to Resistance City of Bristol College

This course is designed to look at what unions in the workplace can do to organise around work-related stress and mental health issues.

It is important to note this is not purely a mental health awareness course. We do not go into too much detail about the different specific mental ill health conditions or coping with them. The focus is on ensuring policies, processes and procedures are in place to prevent or negate escalation of mental ill health in the workplace.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for Union reps from TUC-affiliated unions.

What you'll learn

We as trade unionists have a vital role to play in ensuring that the workplace environment is a safe and healthy place to be, and that issues relating to poor mental health do not remain unchecked and unrecognised by the employer.

Through effective organising and campaigning, trade unions should take a proactive approach to ensure we are preventing the onset of poor mental health in the workplace. As with any health and safety issue, the primary aim is to prevent incidents rather than to react to them happening.

Course entry requirements

This course is for residents of England only. This course will be delivered by City of Bristol College. Please be aware that funding restrictions in some areas may mean that a college cannot accept your application: if this is the case you will be notified which college to reapply to.

Please ensure that you have time off to attend this course and that you have notified the appropriate union branch official or officer that you intend to take the course.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

This course will be delivered over 3 weeks online every Monday.

Future career and study opportunities

This course is for Union reps from TUC-affiliated unions so you will already be employed.

Additional costs

There are no course fees for union reps from TUC affiliated unions

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