Course Profile

Course Profile: Parkinson’s Disease (Half Day)
Organisations have a responsibility to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff in the workplace; however this is a shared responsibility with employees. This course aims to ensure that all parties understand their responsibilities regarding well being at work according to legislative and good practice guidelines; supported by policy. Learners will also examine how they can promote their own well being at work in a practical way.
The course is informed by Health and Safety legislation, the Well-being Institute and Positive Psychology and is set in the context of the Care Act (2014), supports the Social Care Commitment and will help organisations meet the CQC Fundamental Standards.
The course provides some knowledge for
NHS KSF:  Core 3.3, HWB1.3, G6
MIS (2012): 1.3.5, 3.2, 5, 9.3, 9.4 
QCF: LM1c, LM2c, O41
The course is designed for support staff and managers in all settings.


Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:

  • What is meant by wellbeing
  • Links to legislation, the contract of employment and the psychological contract
  • The responsibilities of the employer and the employee
  • How the conditions of service impact on wellbeing & the need for accurate job descriptions
  • The need for feedback, supervision and appraisal
  • Common organisational factors that tend to impact on staff wellbeing e.g. the environment, culture, poor resources, lack of support, low morale, bullying & harassment, poor leadership etc
  • Common individual factors that tend to impact on staff wellbeing. E.g. lack of commitment, lack of skills and knowledge, poor time management, conflict, competing personal demands etc
  • Stress:
               -a brief overview of what is stress
               -factors that lead to stress
               -symptoms of stress and burnout*
  • What we mean by Mental Health –the relationship between stress and Mental Health
  • What the individual can do to promote their own Mental Health and wellbeing
  • What the organisation through its managers needs to do to ensure staff wellbeing
* Please note that there is insufficient time on this half day course to examine this issue in detail
Training methods utilised include: Tutor presentations, PowerPoint, Group work, Practice scenarios provided by the learners, Handouts