What is First Aid for Mental Health?
Mental health problems affect many people at some stage in their lives. Have you ever been in a situation where you saw one of your colleagues at work struggling and didn’t know what to say to them? Did their situation leave you feeling powerless or unsure of how to help? Would you like to will gain confidence in taking appropriate action to help others to get through difficult times? The First Aid for Mental Health Course is a nationally recognised course. It promotes wellbeing for all. Also, it addresses work related mental health problems, and teaches how to support staff who are experiencing mental health problems. Furthermore, it offers the opportunity to learn simple strategies and skills that can make a difference. In addition to this, we will help you examine your own emotional health and develop the confidence necessary to help others.
Knowing how to handle a mental health crisis is a helpful skill to have. However, it’s not enough to just know what to do. You need the peace of mind that comes from knowing how to confidently employ your first aid for mental health skills in any situation. Our first aid for mental health courses are extremely effective at equipping participants with knowledge of how to support others who are experiencing a mental health problem. Furthermore, you will also gain the knowledge and skills to promote positive mental health in your workplace. A report by Deloitte ‘showed that the cost to employers of poor mental health from absenteeism, presenteeism, and labour turnover in 2020-2021 increased by 25%, compared to 2019 figures‘.
Reducing stigma around mental health
We are passionate about continuing to reduce stigma, raising awareness and support those struggling with mental health issues. We do this by providing high quality training which will increase the number of mental health first aiders in all walks of life. You will gain a good understanding of the most commonly diagnosed mental health conditions, as well as how to offer some basic support to somebody who may be at crisis point.
First Aid for Mental Health Courses by Wellbeing in Your Office.