Mental ill health costs UK employers £34.9 billion each year but measures to improve workplace mental health could see employers save a third or more of these costs (The Centre for Mental Health).
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training for the workplace
Specialised training is delivered by Mental Health First Aid England who’s vision is “to improve the mental health of the nation”. The training courses teach people to spot warning signs of mental health issues, offer initial help and guide someone to further support. The courses can be delivered to complement organisation’s current wellbeing strategy or help you get started on creating one. Trainees are taught to listen, reassure and respond in crisis and hopefully reach out to people before a crisis.
There are 3 levels of training to suit different timescales and budgets. The training is designed for everyone from employees to senior leaders. There are upcoming courses in Oxford, Reading, Newbury, Eynsham and Swindon, as well as further afield. Alternatively, special sessions can be booked for larger groups.
Read their info pack for more information.
Setting a good example
Managers of Monument Park have recently adopted a new initiative to improve wellbeing in the workplace. So far two of their staff have had MHFA training including Jennings’ Centre manager. A recent news article demonstrated the benefits of the training for colleagues and tenants on the business park.
We’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences with MHFA training, please do contact us.