MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

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.

MHFA

HALF DAY MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS COURSE

THE BENEFITS

The Half Day Mental Health Awareness Course is internationally recognised and gives employees a broad brush overview of mental health issues and how to look after their own wellbeing.

The Half Day Mental Health Awareness Course includes:

• An understanding of mental health + how to challenge stigma

• A basic knowledge of common mental health issues from depression + anxiety to eating disorders + suicidal crisis

• An introduction to looking after your own mental health + wellbeing

• Greater awareness + confidence around supporting someone experiencing a mental health issue

• Ideal for time-short employees + those in people facing roles

• A comprehensive manual for each employee to keep + refer to when they need it packed full of research + statistics

• Certification as Mental Health Aware

1 DAY MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS + SKILLS COURSE

THE BENEFITS

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

2 DAY MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID COURSE

THE BENEFITS

The 2 Day Mental Health First Aid Course is internationally recognised and will leave employees qualified Mental Health First Aiders able to assist colleagues in need.

The 2 Day Mental Health First Aid Course includes:

• Significantly greater insight into signs, symptoms + treatment of mental health conditions from depression + anxiety to psychosis + suicidal crisis

• Focused guidance on how to interact with someone in need

• Plenty of time for discussion, interaction + resources such as videos and case studies

• In depth understanding of mental health + factors affecting wellbeing

• Practical skills to spot triggers + signs of mental health issues + the confidence to help a person in distress

• Ideal for line managers + more senior employees in people facing roles

• An in-depth MHFA manual to keep + refer to when they need it packed full of in-depth research + statistics

• Qualifies employees to become Adult Mental Health First Aiders

NEXT STEPS

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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