Chamber Training Boosts Mental Health Support

Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber Training has invested in accredited mental health training for its management team and all staff who work with individuals experiencing mental health issues or those requiring enhanced support. 

According to the Health & Safety Executive, stress, depression and anxiety disorders accounted for the majority of days lost due to work related ill health in 2017/18. On average, each person suffering took around 1.65 days off work, so there has been a growing concern as many businesses do not have the skills needed to support people.

Many businesses make a commitment to provide mental health training but their intentions do not always engage at all levels within the organisation.

Commenting on the firm’s mental health training programme, Sally Lucas, Executive Director at Chamber Training said: “As an award winning training provider we are fully committed to supporting good mental health training practices and wellbeing polices for our staff and our students. 

“By providing our team with the knowledge and tools, they have a greater understanding of mental health problems including the ability to identify those individuals who may be struggling. The training is also a useful learning curve for all employers as it can potentially help to reduce lost working hours due to mental health issues and stress which will ultimately increase productivity.”  

The three day Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health is an accredited qualification which consists of three learning days at Chamber Training along and a workbook for individuals to complete to demonstrate their new knowledge.


The course also attracts up to 50% Skills 4 Growth Funding, subject to organisation eligibility through Coventry & Warwickshire’s Skills 4 Growth programme.

To find out more, contact our Business Development Team on 024 7623 1122 or email

Words: 328

Photo caption:  Available members of the team at Chamber Training who are now accredited in awareness of mental health problems.