Mental Health First Aid Awareness

At any moment, over 15% of people in the UK are suffering in work with symptoms of a mental health condition. That’s one in six of your people struggling—right now—to get through their workday, perhaps silently.

So it’s not a shock to learn that people with a mental health problem are three times more likely to take a long-term sickness absence, and that’s a clear problem for businesses—but there’s an answer…

The most successful employers in the public, private and non-profit sectors introduce a positive culture around mental health at work. Not only does it help their people, it also improves their organisation’s performance. Here’s how.

Why mental health is important to your business

When you’re open about the importance of mental health, you help your employees’ emotional, psychological and social wellbeing through five clear benefits:

  1. Work becomes a happier place to be, which helps you attract the best talent.
  2. Employees become much more motivated and their work output improves.
  3. Your best people stay loyal to both you and your business, reducing staff turnover.
  4. Employees take fewer days off with mental health symptoms and, if they are unwell, they stay off work like they should.
  5. You enhance your overall business reputation.

Mental Health One Day Champion Course

This one day mental health awareness and skills course qualifies your employees as MHFA Champions, giving them:

Knowledge and confidence to provide Mental Health First Aid for the most common mental

health issues

An understanding of how to help build a mentally healthy workplace, challenge stigma and support positive wellbeing

The Course is designed to give you:

  • An understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • A basic knowledge of common mental health issues and factors that can affect mental health
  • An introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining mental wellbeing
  • Spotting signs of distress
  • Build confidence to open the conversation relating to mental health
  • The confidence to support a person who is in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue
  • Recovery
  • Supporting good mental health in the workplace

The course is delivered using a blend of interactive activities, videos, case studies and group discussion, to facilitate an engaging and thought-provoking session.

All delegates receive a certificate of attendance which is emailed along with further information and good practice guides to support their learning after the event.

Adult Two Day Course

09:00 – 17:00

Mental Health First Aiders

This is an FAA accredited Adult Two Day Mental Health First Aid course; this course is always delivered by an experienced mental health approved Instructor. Both days are 9:00 – 17:00.

Course Overview

An in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing.

Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues.

Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress.

Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening.

Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix.

We limit numbers to 12 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.

Learning Outcomes

What will I learn?
  • Why mental health first aid?
  • The mental health first aid action plan?
  • What is mental health?
  • Impact of mental health issues
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • What is depression?
  • Symptoms of depression
  • Risk factors for depression
  • Depression in the workplace
  • Suicide figures
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health
  • First aid for suicidal crisis

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