Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental ill health is a growing area of concern – globally, nationally and locally. Mental health problems are common and expensive at an economic, personal and community level.

Sickness absence due to mental ill-health costs the UK economy £8.4 billion per year and results in 70 million lost working days.

By training Mental Distress First Aiders you can help reduce stigma and start to normalise the need for mental wellbeing. Then list their names as you would for physical first aiders and health & safety reps. Without doubt, mental ill-health will be affecting a percentage of your workforce today.

Courses

Full Day

Mental Health Awareness & Understanding (Including Mental Distress F.I.R.S.T. A.I.D.)

The full day courses involves a comprehensive and interactive learning experience giving delegates the time to explore scenarios and discuss and form plans for moving forward.

Duration: 10am-4pm

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Conference Session Delivery

  • The Benefits of a Resilient Workforce
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing

Duration: Approx. 30-45 mins to suit need

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Description

Mental Health Awareness & Understanding (Including Mental Distress F.I.R.S.T. A.I.D.)

Mental F.I.R.S.T. A.I.D. is given to people who are or may be developing mental ill-health or are in mental distress. As a first aider, your main role is to keep this person safe until they are able to access appropriate help or the crisis is over. It’s important to understand that as a first aider you do NOT have to be a counsellor or a therapist.

This course is best delivered over a full day in order to gain the comprehensive learning experience. By the end of the course, participants will:

  • Know what constitutes mental health and mental ill-health
  • Be able to help a person experiencing mental distress or mental ill-health
  • Know what certain conditions look like
  • Know how to spot the early signs and symptoms
  • Be able to deliver a Mental Distress F.I.R.S.T. A.I.D. Intervention
  • Help reduce stigma
  • Have learned about the ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’
  • Promote faster recovery
  • Practice as a Mental Distress First Aider

Course Packages Available

  • Please contact us to find out more and discuss your options. We offer a FREE consultation to discuss your company’s needs before putting together a bespoke training package for you.
  • Timings can be tailored to suit you and half day versions are available.
  • Shift patterns can be accommodated.
  • All our courses have been tried and tested resulting in excellent feedback and recommendations. Read what people are saying.
  • Certificates are given to all attendees who complete the courses

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