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Health & Wellbeing

This section contains links to providers that offer courses, learning, and support for health and wellbeing of our reps and members.

There is a range of general health related distance learning courses you can enrol on, such as Mental Health Awareness, Common Health Conditions, and Autism Awareness.

Mental Health
Mental Health Awareness is a vitally important topic for our membership. Usdaw Lifelong Learning has worked to provide a range of courses that can help reps and members better understand the issues faced by those suffering mental health issues.

The Learning Curve Group is a resource for accredited distance learning courses around mental health awareness.

Wranx contains short drills that reps can complete that can help develop their awareness of mental health conditions.

TUC eNotes offer self-contained modules on Health and Wellbeing topics, such as “Menopause Support in the workplace”, “Mental Health in the workplace”, and “Cancer in the workplace”. They last between 20 and 45 minutes. You will need to register to use the site.

Reps who want to understand the basics of mental health problems and find out what rights at work members have can take the online Usdaw Mental Health Course.

The following links are to organisations that support health and wellbeing. You can find some tips to improve your health and well being.

Consider working with your Union Learning Reps (ULRs) and rep teams to contacting these organisations to run session in your workplace.

Change 4 Life helps with small changes you can make to improve your health and wellbeing.

The Samaritans offer support to those going through issues.

Dementia friends support training of dementia champions to help make work places more dementia friendly.

Drinkaware provides support and information about alcohol and how it can affect your health.

GamCare is an independent UK charity whose purpose is to promote responsible attitudes to gambling and to ensure appropriate and effective support, advice and treatment is available for those who are affected by problem gambling.

You can also do a Gambling Awareness course with Wranx.

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