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Free courses to help you with decision-making, your mindset, dealing with stress and building resilience

By Fraser Graham Nov 13, 2020

One of the most important things in any workplace is to know how to take care of your mental wellbeing. At work, you can end up facing a lot of pressure and it's crucial to be well-equipped to deal with stress so that you are capable of doing your job well. These free courses will give you invaluable advice and tips on how to take care of your wellbeing.

Course 1: FutureLearn, Institute of Coding & University of Leeds - Wellbeing and Resilience at Work

The modern workplace is demanding and rapidly changing. Find out how to navigate it.

This course covers:

  • being resilient and adaptable
  • evaluating your strengths at work
  • identifying the value of workplace wellbeing

Certificate of completion: Yes

Total study time: 4 hours

Study type: Self-paced

Cost: Free

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Course 2: Virtual college - Growth Mindset

A growth mindset is a concept from psychology. It is the belief that you can improve your intelligence and character through learning.

This course covers:

  • what a growth mindset is
  • how to encourage a growth mindset
  • the benefits of feedback
  • about ‘the learning zone’ and ‘the performance zone’

Certificate of completion: Yes

Total study time: 30 minutes

Study type: Self-paced

Cost: Free

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Course 3: Virtual college - Personal and Professional Development: Resilience

Learn how to adapt and be flexible in the face of challenging circumstances, whilst maintaining a stable mental outlook.

This course covers:

  • what resilience is
  • why resilience is important
  • how to improve your own resilience

Certificate of completion: Yes

Total study time: 25 minutes

Study type: Self-paced

Cost: Free

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Course 4: Virtual college - Personal Development and Self-Awareness

Discover self-awareness and how it can help you develop.

This course covers:

  • what self-awareness is and why it is important
  • how to set SMART objectives
  • action planning
  • how to apply self-awareness

Certificate of completion: Yes

Total study time: 45 minutes

Study type: Self-paced

Cost: Free

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Course 5: Virtual college - Dealing with Stressful Situations

Find out how to deal with stressful situations at work and in life.

You will learn:

  • what stress is
  • what triggers and responses are
  • how people cope with stress
  • tools and techniques for managing stress

Certificate of completion: Yes

Total study time: 30 minutes

Study type: Self-paced

Cost: Free

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Course 6: Virtual college - Neuroscience for Personal Development

Neuroscience plays an important role in how we learn. Insights from neuroscience can help you develop learning, memory and personal development skills.

Find out about:

  • neural networks and neuroplasticity
  • attention, memory and neurogenesis
  • what holistic learning is
  • the limits of learning

Certificate of completion: Yes

Total study time: 20 minutes

Study type: Self-paced

Cost: Free

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Course 7: The Open University - Developing Career Resilience

Find out how to take control of your career and deal with the challenges it can bring.

Learn how to:

  • identify strengths of resilient people
  • recognise the strengths you already have
  • understand changing trends in the job market
  • identify tactics for goal setting
  • overcome setbacks

Certificate of completion: Yes

Total study time: 24 hours

Study type: Self-paced

Cost: Free

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