At Great Minds At Work, we have a range of different mental health first aid courses for all requirements. Whether you need a refresher course for your team, or you’re an individual who wants to be able to better deal with mental health issues at work, we can help. All our courses are fully approved and accredited MHFA England courses. Plus, we can even provide our courses online, in-light of current restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
Our company delivers recruitment services to the construction industry and works mainly with freelance contractors.
We carried out a wellbeing survey of our contractors in October 2018 and feedback indicated that they needed more support on site. In response to the feedback we engaged Al from Great Minds At Work to train up 8 of our front line staff as Mental Health First Aiders.
We undertook the two day MHFA course and the training we received from Al was superb. Al is extremely knowledgeable about the subject and can deliver training on difficult subjects in a sensitive and understanding manner. He was able to fully engage our staff and provide them with the confidence to talk about mental health when the need may arise.
Thank you Al for opening our minds!
The course was excellent…. a good mix of presentation, engagement and group activities. Stimulating discussions around the issues. I took some simple take-aways like the ALGEE model to implement. It was very worthwhile, thought-provoking and practical.
I found this course very insightful with lots to implement in my working life.
This course was a real eye-opener into mental health
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