How do we create mentally healthy workplaces at an individual, team and systemic level?

Join our online mental health and wellbeing at work course to examine the latest research in this area.

Learn to evaluate psychological research, and to improve mental health and wellbeing where you work.

With guidance from practising clinical psychologists, you’ll explore:

  • what impacts mental health and wellbeing where we work
  • the effects of flexible working and remote working on mental health
  • ways to support mental health at every level of an organisation.

Study online with our School of Psychology. And continue to earn while you learn – this course fits around full-time work.

Who is this mental health course for?

This distance-learning course is for anyone with a general interest in psychological wellbeing at work, whatever your sector.

The knowledge and insights you’ll gain may be particularly useful if you’re in a managerial or supervisory position.

Build credits towards a Masters degree

This online course is part of:

You can use the credits you earn on this short course towards either of these postgraduate qualifications.

What you’ll study

You’ll study and evaluate the latest data and research on mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, including working from home.

With Covid-19 leading to an increase in home working, you’ll look at studies being done currently to examine the mental health effects of remote working and flexible working.

You’ll cover topics including:

  • definitions of mental health and wellbeing
  • the links between work and mental health
  • workplace and remote-working factors that can challenge our mental health
  • organisational culture and how it affects mental health and wellbeing
  • how we can build mentally healthy workplaces at an individual, team and systemic level
  • how we can support mental health difficulties and challenges in the workplace.

You’ll examine real-life examples and case studies to see how evidence can be applied in the practice.

And you’ll have weekly online discussions to reflect on your learning and how you can apply it to your own working environment.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to…

  • Describe models of mental health and wellbeing and how these relate to work.
  • Critically evaluate psychological research on mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.
  • Identify factors that can impact on mental health and wellbeing at work.
  • Reflect on opportunities and barriers to applying the research in real life settings, through case studies and real-life examples.
  • Assess and discuss factors that contribute to a mentally healthy workplace.
  • Identify key information in case studies and consider how you would apply the evidence in these scenarios.

Why study mental health online with the University of Aberdeen?

How you’ll study

Online learning

Our distance-learning Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace course is delivered part-time, 100% online. You can study with us anywhere in the world without a visa, and manage your study hours to suit you.

This course is taught at Masters level.

Your teaching

Your teaching is delivered through MyAberdeen, our online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It holds all the materials, tools and support you’ll need in your studies. Take a look around MyAberdeen.

You can access your learning materials on computer, smartphone and laptop, 24 hours a day. You’ll find a range of resources at your fingertips, including:

  • videos
  • reading materials
  • the online resources of our award-winning Sir Duncan Rice Library
  • discussion boards with colleagues and tutors.

Your tutors

You’ll learn from practising clinical psychologists with extensive experience of clinical psychology in practice, and in teaching at postgraduate level.

Your teaching team

Where this will take you

Towards a Masters

You’ll earn 15 credits at Masters level (SCQF Level 11) with this course. You can use these credits towards our:

Build your learning

This course is part of our series of online mental health and wellbeing courses.

Use these short courses to build your skills and earn more credits towards postgraduate psychology qualifications:

All these online courses are part-time and fit around full-time work.


Whatever your industry, you’ll gain career-enhancing skills and expertise on this course.

Your employer or professional institute may recognise this course for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Talk to your employer or institute to find out more.

Free career support

Access our free careers service while you study.

  • 1:1 appointments
  • CV checks
  • Interview prep
  • Job opportunities

See how our careers service can help you.

Entry requirements

This course has no formal entry requirements. You decide if it’s suitable for you.

The course is delivered at Masters level. At this level, you’d usually have at least:

  • a 2:2 (second-class) undergraduate degree
  • or relevant experience that supports this level of study.

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