M ental health and wellbeing are top of the corporate agenda for a reason. If you've ever known someone who has suffered from depression, burn-out or worse (that's 1 in 4 of us), you'll know how important understanding and de-stigmatising mental illness is - and why corporate investment in the area is a no-brainer.
Having worked for three different law firms, I've seen first-hand why mental health is the deemed biggest issue facing high pressure environments. With common mental health issues like depression and anxiety accounting for the most days off sick of any health condition and costs to companies of £77 billion, it’s no surprise that industry leaders like Ernst & Young, Crossrail, Skansa, Lendlease, the NHS and Imperial College London are investing in the 2 day Mental Health First Aid course. The equivalent of physical first aid, this course was developed in Australia in 2000 and is now internationally recognised in 23 countries.
To understand the difference between the 2 day Mental Health First Aid Course and the 3 hour Mental Health First Aid ‘Lite’, please see below.
“Mel delivered a really engaging and thought-provoking 2 day Mental Health First Aid Course training for our internal cohort of staff at Brandon Trust, a charity for people with learning disabilities. The topics were handled sensitively and we all left feeling confident in our ability to support and signpost people who may be suffering with mental health related issues. We are using the training as a springboard to explore how we can develop our internal well-being and support programmes. Thanks, Mel, for a fascinating two days”
“Thank you, Melanie, for the 2 day Mental Health First Aid training you provided for The Princes Trust last week. It was incredibly helpful to revisit mental health in a way that is very user friendly, practical and provides guidance about what to actually do if someone is in need. It was absolutely great!”
“Melanie is an excellent speaker/presenter. Her mental health first aid course was informative and engaging. It would be useful for any business where staff are the keystone of the business”
“I had the pleasure of supervising Mel while she was volunteering for Bristol Mind's Mental Health Helpline. She is an accomplished listener with an infectious personality and would be an asset to clients looking to improve their wellbeing and mental health.”
The 1 Day Mental Health Awareness + Skills Course is internationally recognised and gives employees a deeper overview of mental health issues and how to look after their own wellbeing.
The 1 Day Mental Health Awareness + Skills Course includes:
• A deeper understanding of a range of mental health conditions from depression + anxiety to psychosis + suicidal crisis
• Time for interaction, group discussion + resources such as videos + case studies
• An understanding of common mental health issues + an ability to spot signs of mental ill health
• The skills to support positive wellbeing
• Helpful for time-short line managers + employees in people facing roles
• An in-depth MHFA manual for each employee to keep + refer to when they need it packed full of research and statistics
• Qualifies employees to become Adult MHFA Champions
To find out more or to book this workshop, please contact me here.
If you’d like further support fulfilling your personal action plan, we also offer 1 to 1 executive coaching. These are a series of confidential, goal-orientated sessions which help you increase self-awareness, discover tools for change and take control of issues which are keeping you stuck. You can read more here.
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