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"Workplace Mental Health and Well-being: Lead and Learn" is a unique self-paced learning path developed by the UN Workplace Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy Team in close cooperation with the UN System Staff College. The objective is to ensure that managers and leaders have the knowledge, skills, and accountability to support staff and create a thriving workplace.
Leaders and managers play a crucial role in creating a workplace that enhances mental and physical health and well-being, as well as supporting staff who live with mental health challenges. To address the needs of United Nations personnel and increase their capacity to advocate for and protect mental health, the UN Secretary-General launched the United Nations Mental Health and Well-being Strategy in October 2018. The strategy has been endorsed by the High-Level Committee on Management (HLCM) of the Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB).
Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be able to:
"Workplace Mental Health and Well-being: Lead and Learn" is a structured learning path. The learning is based on micro-learning modules, videos from subject matter experts, storytelling and scenario-based learning. Course participants will be able to consolidate takeaways through reflective practices and interaction with other participants via discussion forums, and other activities.
Each module is estimated to require approximately two-three hours of study and reflection time to complete at your own pace.
"Workplace Mental Health and Well-being: Lead and Learn" is hosted on the UNSSC Blue Line platform. The programme currently consists of the following four modules, each covering different topics related to mental health and well-being:
Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.
UN personnel at all levels.
Free for UN staff and personnel.