Mental Health First Aider Training
On the 19th and 26th February 2019, 8 members of staff from the Head Office Team successfully completed their Adult 2 day Mental Health First Aider training provided by mhfaengland.org which will help them recognise the symptoms of mental ill health, provide initial help and guide a person towards appropriate professional help.
Supporting mental health in the workplace is not just a corporate responsibility. Staff who have positive mental health are more productive and businesses who promote a progressive approach to mental health can and will see a significant impact on business performance, so it’s about good business too.
Awareness of mental health issues at work is a growing situation. For too long stigma and taboos have fueled fear and misunderstanding around mental health and prevented people from speaking out and seeking help. Communication is vital. We believe that if someone experiencing a mental illness has someone, they are comfortable talking to about mental health and know what support to provide or signpost people to, that individual will feel supported and is more likely to be able to continue working successfully.
We are not medical experts, but we are there as mental health first aiders for anyone who may require our support. If employees are more aware of what ‘wellbeing’ is, what the benefits are, and how they can achieve it, they will be better equipped to look after themselves and be more sensitive to the needs of others around them.
Talk Directs’ Mental Health First Aiders are: