An eLearning Recipe for Mental Health

In the past, we’ve discussed the double burden potential for RSA training specifically. If training becomes a boring task on the to-do list or worse – gasp! – a burden, then this could negatively impact the mental health and wellbeing of the learner, causing greater stress, strain, and exhaustion.

Instead of frustrating employees, training can be an exciting way to empower them. And eLearning has all the right ingredients to do just that.

As any great chef knows, quality ingredients mixed just right can really make a meal exciting.  Combine the quality ingredients of HALIGHT eLearning and you get the perfect recipe for an accessible and motivating training technique.

Ingredients

1 cup of simulation

eLearning isn’t real… not in the traditional sense at least. While the learner comes out with some “real-world” knowledge, the eLearning platform gives them a place to learn these things without affecting the real world. For instance, learners can play a simulated game where they must use ingredients in a coffee bar to create a specific drink. They should click on the right roast, decide if they need foamed milk, and choose from a range of toppings and mixes. This simulated technique gives them a chance to play around with these ingredients to learn the recipes they need to know for the job. The best part? This is a mess-free solution that doesn’t result in an angry coffee customer if they get the recipe wrong. But, the effects of hands-on learning are just as real! It’s kind of the best of both worlds if we do say so ourselves.

2 Tbsp of interactivity

Like simulation, other interactive components can give learners a very direct and hands-on approach to learning. Interactivity makes any eLearning more enjoyable, but we’ve seen that mobile interactivities can help users cope with their mental illness itself. Think of interactive solutions like meditation features and other anxiety-reducing activities. For instance, a learner could drag their finger to trace a design at a pace designed to train their breathing techniques. These interactive components are great at giving learners a hands-on learning experience.

Add a pinch of spice to taste

The sky (or the Cloud) is the limit for eLearning. Designed as an extremely customizable experience, your eLearning is really what you make it. Check out one of our past blogs on designing eLearning for the diverse employees you might hire. A quality training module can speak to a lot of different types of people. This means you’ll get the flexibility to design training that doesn’t burden those with mental illness but that also engages more confident employees. A crowd-pleasing treat? We can help you make it!

Directions

Simmer until ready

There’s no need to rush through training or get things done before the bell rings. eLearning gives learners the chance to take it s-l-o-w. eLearning can come in bite-sized modules, something learners can complete within 5 minutes or less. But the beauty of it is… they don’t have to be! This pressure-free solution means learners won’t rush through the module or skip over important information. They can relax and take the time they need to accomplish what they want.

Set the table so EVERYONE can reach

eLearning doesn’t play hard to get. It’s easy to access for those with varying limitations. From social anxiety to total agoraphobia, some learners have trouble accessing the educational resources they want. Imagine having a deep-rooted fear of the city and needing to go to an institution (like a school or training centre) located downtown. There’s no need for learning to be so hard to get! eLearning puts education right into the learner’s hands, when and where they need it. This also goes for any sort of physical limitation or people who flat out don’t have the time to go all the way to a new city to get work-based training. This saves your company some mileage and your employees a ton of unnecessary stress.

And of course, don’t forget the salt. HALIGHT can help you achieve all of this by creating training to ease any double burden and create training that promotes mental health. If you’re interested in ways you can create training that motivates and empowers employees, feel free to get in touch with us!

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