Mental health first aid training

Recent research conducted by mental health charity Mind, found that work is the most stressful factor in peoples lives. Over the 2000 people surveyed, 34% reported that work was very or quite stressful more so than financial problems and debt (30%) or health (17%). With 19% of those surveyed taking days of sick due to workplace stress and 25% considering resigning, this study supports the consensus that attitudes towards mental health in workplaces need to be addressed.

If you are interested in becoming a mental health first aider for your workplace, we’ve recently attended the following course accredited by the MHFA. Hosted by Loch Associates.  The course will give you a better understanding, knowledge and confidence to become a mental health first aider.

“Mental Health First Aid Training – Two day course

This two day course, backed by MHFA England, will train your employees to become a Mental Health First Aider, and give them an in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing. They’ll learn how to recognise the warning signs, develop the skills and confidence to reassure a person in distress and give them the knowledge to signpost to further support

Learning outcomes:

  • How to identify the early warning signs of mental ill-health
  • Develop confidence to help someone experiencing a mental health crisis
  • Learn how to provide support and reassurance through enhanced interpersonal skills and non-judgemental listening
  • An awareness of the options available to signpost someone to the right support
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health at work

What’s included: 

  • MHFA Certification
  • All learning resources required on the course”

Our Project Coordinator, Rachelle attended the course and felt that it gave her a much better understanding of mental health, and gave her practical ideas which she could put into place to help her colleagues in the future – “the course was really helpful, with lots of clear information on different health issues and their possible symptoms. I feel more confident that I could talk to my colleagues and signpost them to the right resources if needed”.

Click here for more information and how to book the course

Blog first published 7 Jun 2019 by Jo Blood and updated 11 Oct 2021 by Rachelle Dare

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