Who is this for?
Team leaders or managers who would like to support employees.
Why should I take part?
Each year approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health condition and at least 1 in 6 employees experience common mental health problems in the workplace. Research has shown that work is the biggest cause of stress which can stop people performing at their best.
A reported 15.4 million working days are lost due to stress, anxiety and depression. Furthermore, mental health conditions are often hidden due to stigma and fear of discrimination and research has shown that a culture of fear and silence around mental health is costly to employers, so the true figure is unknown.
Mental health is more important than ever at the moment, with 67% of people reporting higher stress levels since the Covid-19 outbreak and 75% feeling more socially isolated than they did before.
How will it help me?
This session will provide understanding of
- What is mental health
- Role of a Mental Health First Aider (MHFA)
- Provide advice and practical support as a MHFA
- How to start a supportive conversation
- Know when to signpost a person to seek professional help
- Basic awareness of a range of mental health conditions
- Understand how to recognise and manage stress
- Recognise a range of mental health conditions and the impact of substance abuse
- Implement a first aid action plan for mental health
- Understand the basics of a positive mental health culture in the workplace
This is an online session with a limited number of places available. Delegates will need access to a laptop or PC with a microphone and web camera to participate in this interactive course. Attendees will receive a link to the session and a downloadable participant pack
This virtual course runs on the 17th and 18th February (9am-1pm each day).
Please contact Sarah Mcloughlin if you would like to attend this course: [email protected]