Human Resources

Learning and Development

Mental Health Awareness

Target Audience

Mental Health Awareness is part of the core training which the University of Portsmouth expects staff with management responsibility to complete, ideally within the probationary period.  If, however, you have undertaken the Mental Health First Aid course you will not need to attend this workshop.


This MIB will ensure delegates have a broader understanding of mental health issues and are better placed to recognise and deal with these issues in an appropriate manner

The aims of the workshop are:

To raise awareness of mental health issues by:

  • Improving basic knowledge and understanding
  • Identifying helpful ways to respond to staff and students who may have mental health needs

Learning Outcomes

  • Challenge stereotypes
  • Improve ability to recognise signs of mental distress
  • Increase confidence in ability to address the needs of those who may have mental health problems


  • Presentation
  • Interactive Exercises
  • Open Discussion

Further Resources

Mental Health in the Workplace
Top Tips for Good Mental
Health Mental Health MOT


Pam Ringland- Mental Health Advisor

Dave Small – Equality and Diversity Manager

The Learning and Development Events Calendar lists all dates available.

To book a place on this event, please email