Transforming mental health in the workplace through our digital training course

Mercer Marsh Benefits (MMB), in collaboration with Make A Difference (MAD), has designed a new digital workplace mental health training course to help employees thrive and perform at their best. By helping us all stay at the healthy end of the mental health continuum, we can build stronger, more resilient workplaces.


For many employees, mental health has come under enormous, prolonged strain, and providing support in this area remains a critical priority for employers. The challenge is how to provide mental health support that effectively reaches, engages and benefits every employee.


Make A Difference is a global learning space for professionals looking to adopt and embed inclusive, preventative strategies that will have a sustainable impact on workplace culture, mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing, as well as workplace design. They have a mission to accelerate the shift from stigma to solutions by ensuring every employer - whatever their size - has access to the insight, inspiration and contacts they need to make a real difference.

Smashing the stigma

We want to smash the stigma around anxiety, depression, stress and other common conditions. Our ambition is to make it easier for employees worldwide to care for their mental wellbeing, and their colleagues’ too.

So, in collaboration with MAD and with the brilliant input of familiar faces from athletes to supermodels, we have created a four-part digital learning programme that looks at key aspects of mental wellbeing.

The highly engaging e-learning programme highlights the key symptoms of common mental health conditions and how to spot early warning signs in yourself and others. Packed with practical tips, reflective questions and calls to action, this programme helps employees build personal resilience and to learn how to bounce back - or even forwards - from challenges and setbacks.

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Resilience considers what mental health looks like and how we can become better able to deal with stress and other challenges.

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Self-care deals with the importance of a healthy body and lifestyle in maintaining a healthy mind.

Empathy focuses on recognising the warning signs when someone is struggling and on being a better listener.

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Engagement addresses how best to build a more supportive, caring environment at work for all employees.

A mental health awareness programme for all

Mental wellbeing is transformative. Give your people the tools they need to nurture their mental health, and your business can only be stronger for it. Our programme is:

  • Designed and accredited by MMB’s workplace wellbeing experts
  • Underpinned by research in psychology and neuroscience
  • Brought to life by celebrities sharing their own experiences
  • Delivered digitally through creative and impactful bite-sized modules
  • An affordable solution for each and every workplace
  • Simple and jargon-free, bringing mental health awareness to all

Benefits for your business and your employees


Help your business:

1 Systemically tackle the stigma of mental health in your workplace
2 Cost-effectively create a mental-health-aware workforce
3 Reach your entire workforce via an innovative, easily accessible digital format
4 Address the growing issue and financial impact of absenteeism, presenteeism and talent retention
5 Enhance performance and purpose across the organisation

Help your employees:

1 Become mental health aware and understand why they feel the way they do (Resilience module)
2 Learn how to help those around them, in the workplace and at home (Empathy module)
3 Find balance in their lives and be compassionate to themselves (Self-care module)
4 Understand what they can and can’t control at work and how that can affect their mental health (Engagement module)


To find out more about the new training course contact us using the form below.

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Our experts

Dr Wolfgang Seidl

Dr Wolfgang Seidl

Partner, Leader of Workplace Health Consulting UK and Europe, Mercer Marsh Benefits

Wolfgang is a doctor of medicine and leads Mercer’s Workplace Health Solutions. He advises companies on health and wellbeing strategies, integrated models of healthcare and proactive interventions.

Nick McClelland

Nick McClelland

UK Chief Growth Officer, Mercer

Nick helps leading organisations deliver innovative employee benefits and wellbeing and engagement strategies, and he is passionate about reshaping workplace wellbeing for authentic and sustainable change.

Alison Byrne

Alison Byrne

Senior Principal and Consulting Team Leader, Mercer Marsh Benefits

Alison has over 25 years of experience in employee benefits, working across the UK and US during that time. Alison assists clients with health & wellbeing programmes and leads the Workplace Health Consulting team of specialist clinicians for Mercer’s UK business.

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