Why have a workplace mental health first aider?
In the same way that a medical first aider has the knowledge to provide first response support in light of an accident, mental health first aiders play the role of providing advice and support to colleagues suffering from mental illness or other episodes of poor mental health at work.
Workplace mental health issues can result in employees taking time off or not performing up to their usual standard, resulting in lost money and resources. Our courses provide employees, line managers, and employers with the key knowledge of common mental health issues they need to support mental health in the work environment.
Mental health first aiders will have the ability to recognise signs of stress and mental ill-health and implement interventions based on their learned mental health expertise.
Further to this, if employees are experiencing poor mental health, they can contact the mental health first aider for support, confident they have the training and understanding to help them cope with distressing symptoms of mental ill-health.
Mental health first aiders will also be able to signpost employees towards the right support and arm them with a ‘resilience toolkit’ of mental health strategies and techniques that research has proven to help.
Having a mental health first aider in your company can help to boost mental health awareness across your workplace, normalise conversations around mental health issues and support working communities to approach these issues without stigma.
Our Mental Health First Aid Training Courses
We offer a wide variety of mental health first aid courses from awareness through to refresher depending on the level of the attendee. Our comprehensive mental health workshops range from half a day through to 2 full days and costs start from just £125 per person.
Our courses can be delivered in small groups either in person at your workplace, or online if that suits your business needs more. For more details on specific course content, take a deeper look at the course you are interested in above.
Contact us today for more details or to get your staff booked in for training.