Online learning and professional development courses

We offer a series of online learning courses accessible to anyone who wants to learn more about their mental health and how to support the well-being of others.

Our courses are aimed at professionals in the education, health, and social care sectors who are looking to gain skills and tools to support others.

Our courses cover a range of topics, including:

  • Mental health awareness
  • Body image
  • Trauma-informed practice
  • Supporting young people through education
  • Peer support
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Current courses

Mental health and well-being in a modern workplace


With 45% of people saying they would speak to no-one at work about their mental health1, it's never been more important to start having these conversations and break down stigma. 

On this CPD-certified course, suitable for professionals from any role in the public, private, or not-for-profit sectors, you will learn how to build personal strategies to improve your own mental health and well-being at work as well as supporting others.

Whether you are working in HR and want guidance on writing inclusive policies and procedures, a manager seeking guidance on how to balance compassion with the need for results or a team member wanting to contribute to a mentally-healthy workplace culture – there is something in this course for everyone.

This course draws on the expertise from across both the Mental Health Foundation and Mental Health at Work CIC, who have delivered mental health workshops to employees in over 62 countries across the globe. Organisations they have worked with include Nandos, UNICEF, KPMG, Starbucks, Philips and many more. 

The short course will require a six hour commitment from learners. We suggest dedicating two hours per week over the course of three weeks, but with unlimited on-demand access, you have the flexibility to work through the course at the pace and on the schedule which suits you best.

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Find out about other ways to support mental health in the workplace with Mental Health at Work.

Mental health and wellbeing in a modern workplace

Body image and mental health in young people

FREE: Three hours per week

In this three-week course, you’ll explore body image and the impact it has on children and young people’s mental health.

With the help of experts from across the Mental Health Foundation’s programmes, research, and policy teams, you’ll examine body image, its relationship with mental health, and the factors that affect it.

You’ll also gain tips on how to support young people in educational settings, at home, and through policy. From informed conversations to health education, you’ll finish this course with a wide range of tools to support children and young people with their body image.

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Youth mental health: Supporting young people using a trauma-informed practice

FREE: One hour per week

In this two-week course, you’ll learn about the different ways you can support young people who have experienced trauma, focusing on using a Trauma Informed Practice.

Developed alongside professionals at the Mental Health Foundation, you’ll examine the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences, evaluate the role of physical health, and explore the benefits of supporting young people to maintain their emotional well-being when faced with stress or trauma.

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Find out more about our work on this online learning project

These courses are part of an online learning project we work on in collaboration with FutureLearn.
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