Mental Health First Aid

Healthy people are happier, more engaged and more productive. Why wouldn’t we want that for all our employees?

If you are struggling with low morale, workplace stress or anxiety, asbsenteeism and poor staff engagement. These may all be signs that your staff need a workplace Mental Health First Aider. Watch your attrition and sick days improve along with the health and wellbeing of your workforce.

Were you aware?

That stress, anxiety and depression are the biggest cause of sickness absence in our society. Mental ill health is responsible for 91 million working days lost every year.

Mental ill health costs UK employers £34.9 billion on average each year.

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Being aware of mental health wellbeing can:

  • Build employees’ confidence to have open conversations around mental health and break stigma
  • Encourage people to access support early when needed, for a faster recovery
  • Empower people with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive in work
  • Promote a mentally healthy environment, stopping preventable issues and allowing people to become more productive
  • Initiate a long term positive culture across the whole organisation, where employees recognise their mental and physical health are equally supported

Our Courses
All Courses will be held in Peterborough

2 day Mental Health First Aid for Adults

£275.00

Overview

This two day course qualifies your employees as Mental Health First Aiders, giving them:

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

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

Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress using the Mental Health First Aid action plan

Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening

Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether through self-help resources, internal support such as EAP, or external sources such as their GP

An understanding of how to keep themselves safe while performing their duties

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A certificate of attendance to say they are a Mental Health First Aider
  • A manual to refer to whenever they need it
  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan
  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support their own mental health
  • A copy of the Line Managers’ Resource, an invaluable source of advice on how to support an employee experiencing mental ill health.
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1 day course Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)

£140.00

Full day course gives learners the knowledge to identify suspected mental health conditions. The skills to start a conversation, and the ability to signpost towards professional help. Also how to create a mental health action plan and creating a positive mental health culture.

Content Includes

  • What is Mental Health?
  • Why people develop mental health conditions
  • What the role of a mental health first aider is
  • Knowing how to provide advice and practical support
  • Knowing how to recognise and manage stress
  • Understand the impact of substance abuse on mental health
  • Understand the first aid action plan for mental health and be able to put it in place
  • Know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace
  • Recognising a range of mental health conditions
    o Depression
    o Anxiety
    o Psychosis
    o Eating disorders
    o Suicide
    o Self-harm
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