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British Safety Council Offers Free Mental Health Courses

British Safety Council Offers Free Mental Health Courses
31 March 2020

To help protect the workforce from the risks associated with Coronavirus, The British Safety Council (BSC) is offering several courses for free until 12 April.

As COVID-19 remains a priority for employers around the world, there is additional pressure on employers to do more to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their employees.

The British Safety Council (BSC), stating that “no one should be injured or made ill through their work” are offering free resources to employers and employees until 12 April 2020 to support them during the Coronavirus outbreak.


Mental health resources


In partnership with Mates in Mind, a UK charity that tackles the stigma of poor mental health, the BSC have created resources that address mental wellbeing in the workplace.

Connection and communication with colleagues, especially in times of stress is extremely important. The BSC believes that by providing support in small ways, employers can help their employees cope with the current situation, reduce anxiety and stress, and keep them focused on their work.

This is particularly pertinent currently, as so many of us are working remotely. 


Free resources:


Remote workers' health, safety and welfare


The Remote Workers course teaches you how to protect the health, safety and welfare of your employees when they're working remotely, whether at home or anywhere else outside of the usual office environment.

Learners are encouraged to think about policies and procedures in their own workplace and must pass a short multiple-choice assessment to complete the course. The course also includes a self-assessment form for remote workers to complete.

Download the remote working course


Mental health– start the conversation


Start the Conversation is a 45-minute session which will get workers thinking and talking about mental health.

Download the start the conversation course

Managing stress within your team


The Managing Stress Within Your Team course highlights some of the pressures teams might face, helps managers become more aware of their own actions and behaviours, and most importantly it helps manage and reduce stress levels.

Download the managing stress course

Picture: To help protect the workforce from the risks associated with Coronavirus, The British Safety Council (BSC) are offering several courses for free until 12 April.

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 31 March 2020


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