Did you know that 1 in 4 people in the UK are likely to experience mental health problems each year? Mental health is just as important as physical health, yet whilst we know how to take care of our own physical health, many people do not know how to support relatives, friends and even colleagues who are experiencing poor mental health.
By developing a greater understanding of common mental health issues, as well as how best to support and guide someone experiencing poor mental health, you can help to reduce the stigma associated with mental health in the UK.
Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification that has been specifically designed for those who would like to raise their awareness of mental health, develop an understanding on how to support, reassure and signpost fellow colleagues to professional support.
Throughout this 2-day course, Learners will develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to actively promote positive mental health in the workplace by covering a range of topics, including:
Understanding mental health and its importance
The roles and responsibilities for mental health in the workplace
Importance of own wellbeing as a mental health first aider
Common mental health conditions, including:
o Characteristics and features
o Work-related stress
o Eating disorders
o Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
o Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Promoting positive mental health first aid in the workplace
o Best practice for employers
o Mental health first aid at work action plan
o Appropriate coping strategies
How employers can provide support to employees in the workplace
o Assisting those off work or returning to work
Procedures to support employees who are off work whilst experiencing poor mental health
Types of support available both locally and nationally