Day One:

Tuesday 4 June 2019

  • Understanding mental health and its impact on work
    Dr Paul Litchfield, What Works Centre for Wellbeing
  • Evidence review of workplace interventions
    Dr John Ballard, Occupational Health [at Work]
  • Devising a workplace strategy
    Dr Paul Litchfield, What Works Centre for Wellbeing
  • Risk assessment
    Peter Kelly, HSE
  • Controlling risks and promoting mental health at work
Day Two:

Wednesday 5 June 2019

  • Guidance on how OH professionals should respond to the most common cases
    Dr Max Henderson, Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Responding to trauma
    Prof Neil Greenberg, King’s College London
  • Alcohol and substance misuse
    Prof Neil Greenberg, King’s College London
Day Three:

Thursday 6 June 2019

  • Ensuring legal compliance in mental health cases
    Prof Diana Kloss, barrister
  • The OH consultation: best practice
    Dr Olivia Carlton, independent occupational physician
  • Assessing fitness for work
    Dr Marianne Dyer, Shell
  • The duty to make reasonable adjustments
    Dr Nerys Williams, independent occupational physician
  • Keeping people productively in work and ensuring successful return to work
    Dr Karen Coomer, KC Business Health Ltd
  • Documenting success
    Dr Nerys Williams, independent occupational physician

Benefits of attending

This practical three-day qualification, organised by The At Work Partnership with the support of Brunel University London, is designed to give OH professionals the in-depth knowledge, strategies, skills and techniques to successfully manage mental health at work. It covers a wide spectrum of issues including promoting good mental health at work; assessing fitness for work; reasonable adjustments; and reducing presenteeism and sickness absence through prevention, support at work and effective return-to-work programmes.

The course brings together some of the leading experts in their fields and is taught using a combination of lectures and group work. The course director, OH physician, Dr Nerys Williams, and course deviser, Occupational Health [at Work] editor Dr John Ballard, ensure that the course is pitched at the right level to appeal to experienced OH professionals.

The outstanding expertise of the lecturing team will ensure that you come away with the detailed knowledge and skills to successfully manage mental health in your own workplace.

How will gaining this qualification benefit you and your organisation?

  • A comprehensive understanding of the effectiveness of different strategies/interventions that organisations can adopt – so that you can review what will work in your workplace
  • Detailed knowledge and practical skills to manage specific cases including an in-depth understanding of different conditions
  • The ability to assess the severity of a condition and its impact on a person’s job – so that you can recommend the best interventions to put in place for a particular case
  • Enhanced skills and knowledge to use during OH consultations and in giving advice to managers
  • In-depth understanding of reasonable adjustments in practice
  • Advice on tools, resources and action plans
  • Guidance on the relevant law

Gaining this qualification will help you to employ the right strategies and interventions to successfully manage mental health in your workplace and create a more engaged and productive workforce.

Who is the course designed for?

The course is designed for OH professionals. Other professionals with responsibility for OH and/or the mental health of employees may also benefit from attending.

Assignment and certification

Delegates must attend at least 80% of the course. Following the course, students who successfully complete an assignment, demonstrating their understanding of the theory and skills taught in the course, will be awarded the Certificate in Managing Mental Health at Work.

About Brunel University London

This qualification is organised by The At Work Partnership with the support of Brunel University London.

The Department of Clinical Sciences is part of the College of Health and Life Sciences at Brunel University London. It specialises in courses that enable graduates and postgraduates ‘to make a real difference to the world around them’. The Department has four divisions i) Occupational Therapy and Community Nursing, ii) Physiotherapy and Physician Associate, iii) Social Work and iv) Health Sciences.

Brunel University London aims to be a key part of health research in the UK. For more information, please visit

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