Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. Just like physical first aid, it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis. I am a quality assured instructor and am trained to keep people safe and supported while they learn. I am employed by a large NHS trust as their in-house instructor.
The 'Where's Your Head At' campaign is gathering support from all political parties with the goal of changing legislation placing mental and physical first aid equally in the workplace. So training your organisation now means you will be ready with a happier and healthier team.
Research and evaluation shows that taking part in a MHFA course raises awareness and mental health literacy, reduces stigma around mental ill health, boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues and promotes early intervention which enables recovery.
MHFA England has a wealth of resources that can support your organisation, all free to download from their website. I can also assist your organisation with compiling a wellbeing policy and guidance on measuring the impact of your workplace wellbeing strategy.
I can provide in-house training to suit your business needs or you can book onto a course in the community. During the COVID-19 pandemic the courses were modified to be available through online learning hubs. I'd be very happy to talk to you about your current wellbeing agenda and show you how MHFA can integrate into your current offering.