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Understanding the Astutis Mental Health and Workplace Safety Course

October 2023

On 27 September 2023, Astutis launched the Astutis Mental Health and Workplace Safety course. 

The course offers guidance on an often overlooked and untapped opportunity to enhance workplace safety by harnessing positive mental health. 

Workplace safety and mental health expert Dr Tim Marsh shaped and headlines the course. Tim serves up over 25 years of research and expert understanding in a concentrated training programme that should take no longer than six hours to complete. 

The course is structured into five core modules;

  1. Module 1: The impact of mental health on health
  2. Module 2: What is mental health
  3. Module 3: Supporting Struggling Workers
  4. Module 4: Creating a positive culture
  5. Module 5: Looking after yourself 

Each module concludes with formative learning checks at the end of each module to ensure learners understand each module before moving on. This means no cumulative assessment awaits learners at the end of the course. 

Why should you enrol staff on the course?

The Astutis Mental Health and Workplace Safety course is primed for organisations who want a more informed and educated workforce on the impact of mental health on workplace safety. Dr Tim Marsh offers industry-leading expertise on the best ways to positively influence mental health and how to utilise that change for good in the workplace. 

The Astutis Mental Health and Workplace Safety course gives incredible organisational benefits, such as;

  • Increased presenteeism, fewer sick days and higher production.
  • Enhanced workforce morale leads to a more connected and vibrant staff base.
  • Reinforced transparency throughout your organisation.
  • Lower chances of workplace incidents and accidents.
  • Become a more attractive workplace for highly sought-after specialists in your field.

How can my staff study the course?

The Astutis Mental Health and Workplace Safety course is solely available in the online learning format. 

Benefits of Online Learning

  • Learners are gifted with complete control over their studies, choosing where and when to learn as they desire.
  • With online training, organisations can have complete oversight over the staff's progress with insightful reports analysing their workforce's efforts.
  • Incredible cost-effectiveness when compared to alternative learning methods, especially classroom learning.
  • Engaging, proactive activities heighten learner retention.
  • Astutis Learning Checks strategically located throughout the course ensure learners can only move on when ready.
  • Unlike before, those who work from home can play an active role in the training.

Features of an Online Course

Learning checks – built into the course to check your knowledge

Mind map activities – help to summarise the main points visually and acts to aid your memory.

Listing activities - easy to digest information through key topics.

Categorising activities makes it easier to recall ideas or process information.

Activity positioning – Activities are spread throughout the course, helping you to embed your learning before moving on to the next section.

Meet Tim Marsh

With a career marked by ground-breaking contributions to behavioural safety and mental health leadership, Professor Marsh brings a wealth of knowledge and pioneering spirit to our campaign. His remarkable journey, recognised with accolades such as the 'President's Commendation' from the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management, serves as a testament to his exceptional calibre. 

For more information on the Astutis Mental Health and Workplace Safety course, listen to our chat with Dr Tim Marsh, where he takes us through each module outlining how the course can change your organisation or career today! 

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