Mental Health Toolkit

The current coronavirus (COVID-19) has created a time of uncertainty and concern that is affecting people’s mental health.  It is essential that individuals have the tools to manage their mental health and wellbeing and to feel able to support others too. Therefore, the University of Derby Online Learning Department has developed webinars and short courses as a mental health toolkit, to assist employers and employees to look after their mental health during this difficult time.

If you would like to register for our next webinar please email 

Academic experts

Yasuhiro Kotera is Academic Lead for Counselling, Psychotherapy & Psychology at University of Derby Online Learning. As an Accredited Psychotherapist, he has worked with diverse client issues in Japan, America, and the UK. His research focuses on self-care and mental health in workers and students in the healthcare settings. Currently he is exploring interventions to support self-compassion and self-care. Follow his updates on social media: RG, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Dr Pauline Green is Course Director at the University of Derby Online Learning Department. She is also a registered Social Worker with Social Work England and a member of the British Association of Social Workers. Her research on emotional resilience has been published in the British Journal of Social Work and presented at conferences and seminars both nationally and internationally. Pauline delivers resilience training for health and social care sector staff.

Short Courses:

Depression: A Compassionate View

This short online course offers a unique insight into depression. It focuses on raising awareness of depression and identifies unique skills to enhance care for people with depression.  It is a useful information resource that can be used by both employers and employees to foster a more compassionate view of depression.

Find out more about Depression: A Compassionate View

An Introduction to Emotional Resilience

Emotional resilience is the ability to adapt to, manage, and even flourish in stressful situations throughout life. This short course enhances an understanding of emotional resilience and promotes the development of coping strategies to deal with difficult situations in people’s emotional and professional lives.

Find out more about An Introduction to Emotional Resilience

Child and Adolescent Mental Health

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health course will specifically consider working with young people with anxiety and depression and also children and young people who self-harm.

Find out more about Child and Adolescent Mental Health

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