I am an accredited Instructor Member, approved by MHFA England to deliver Adult MHFA training and I am totally committed to making workplaces kinder and happier places to be.
Did you know that work-related stress, depression and anxiety accounted for 44% of work-related ill health and 57% of working days lost in 2017/18? Or that mental ill health costs UK employers an estimated £33-42 billion per year through lost working days, staff turnover and lower productivity? Or that suicide is the leading cause of death for men under 50 in the UK?
Mental Health First Aid provides key skills, enabling people to really listen to those experiencing mental ill health, show empathy, reduce stigma, promote wellbeing and provides the resources and confidence to guide those who need it to professional support.
We are all on a continuum of mental health and like all of us I’ve had my own journey and supported those close to me on theirs. I've been a Mental Health First Aider for several years and supported the wellbeing of employees in a large organisation. It is so important that employers are equipped to offer the best support to their teams and having Mental Health First Aiders within organisations is a huge benefit and proven to be effective.
What matters most to me is that people are treated with kindness and respect whatever journey they are on. I'd love to share my passion for this with you...