Mental Health Training & Certification
Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA and Canada.
We Offer Three Different Types of Mental Health Safety Trainings on Psychological Safety at Work
Our regulation-aligned Mental Health certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours, or a more robust training, we can help! We offer online trainings that can be completed in a day, DIY training kits that provide training materials, Train the Trainer certifications that certify individuals to train others and provide training materials, or onsite training. No matter what you choose, we can get you what you want, at a price you can afford.
Online training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location and/or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.Purchase Options
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The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) that you can present yourself to a group of trainees.Purchase Options
DIY Training Kits
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★ All mental health training kits include both a general mental health training for employees as well as a mental health training for HR professionals.x
Train the Trainer
Train the Trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. Training kit and materials are included with the Train the Trainer online course for no additional cost.Purchase Options
What’s in the Mental Health Training Course?
Our Mental Health training course is built to regulation standards. This class discusses topics including stressors, risk factors, signs and symptoms, suicide, myths, mental wellness, treatment, and more.
This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam.
Mental Health Certification Standards
Train the Trainer Certification
The Train the Trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an regulation-aligned lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.
Why Do I Need Mental Health Safety Training?
OSHA doesn’t have a specific standard for mental health training. However, under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are required to provide a workplace that “is free from recognizable hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious harm to employees.”
Canada also does not have a specific standards regarding mental health. However, the Employment Equity Act and the Canadian Human Rights Act allow employees to not be discriminated against and have an equal chance to work, no matter their race, gender, age, or disability.
Because of these requirement, employers have a legal and ethical obligation to develop and maintain a workplace that is free from hazards associated with mental health. Employees have the right to work in an atmosphere that promotes the safety and well-being of all.
Stay Informed On All Things Mental Health
Did You Know?
About a quarter of homeless people in a shelter lives with a serious mental health illness.
African and Hispanic Americans use only half of what Caucasian Americans use for mental health services.
2.4 million people in the U.S. live with schizophrenia. (Source: NAMI).
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is mental health in the workplace important?
Poor mental health can negatively affect an employee’s performance, productivity, engagement, and capability of daily functioning.
What can employers do to promote good mental health?
Employers can train managers and employees so they can better recognize the symptoms of stress and depression in team members and encourage them to seek help from qualified mental health professionals.
What can employees do to promote good mental health in the workplace?
Employees can encourage employers to offer and create mental health and stress management education programs. Participating in those programs and supporting other employees can also go a long way.