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 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 Rightsteps Wellbeing Platform is a digital hub that offers a range of content, providing Reps and Members with the tools to take care of their own mental health and wellbeing. Support is divided into three levels:
- Find Out More content: Information and advice about a wide range of health and wellbeing topics.
- Bitesize content: enables you to implement quick changes to tackle issues, including problem drinking; smoking; giving up drugs; low mood; social anxiety; generalised anxiety; stress at work; and sleep problems.
- Wellbeing Sessions: self-guided support delivered through individual sessions (typically 6-8) that enables you to work through the materials at a your own pace.
To gain access to the platform please click here
A number of mental health related courses can accessed via Usdaw’s FREE Litmos
learning platform available for all Usdaw members, these can be short 60 second burst of learning through to full learning pathways. If you would like to see how Litmos works please watch this short video
. Or sign up today using the code: Usdaw1 here
Our Looking After Your Mental Health
course has been developed to help reps and members look after their mental health during these difficult and challenging times, and aims to give a greater understanding of some common mental health conditions and experiences.
You can also take our Mind Your Head Course
. This course can help you recognise feelings and reactions in yourself and potentially in others, and what we can do to promote better mental health. We want to help you develop some skills to help you cope with worries and highlight to you other areas of support.
The Learning Curve Group
is a resource for accredited distance learning courses around Mental Health, with courses such as Awareness of Mental Health Problems, Mental Health Advocacy and Mental Health and Children and Young People's Mental Health.
contains short drills that reps can complete that can help develop their awareness of mental health conditions.
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.
Mind has launched Mental Health at Work resources
to help people that are still in the workplace.
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.
offer support to those going through issues.
support training of dementia champions to help make work places more dementia friendly.
provides support and information about alcohol and how it can affect your health.
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