BESPOKE MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (MHFA) TRAINING COURSES
Every Industry faces its own specific Mental Health challenges.
We know that every sector faces its own challenges. Retail has different stress points to Financial, Hospitality differs from Logistics.
We will meet with you prior to your in-house course delivery to ensure we fully understand the pressures your teams are under, and deliver the MHFA England course with attention to these issues.
Alternatively to an in-house session you can book individuals onto one of our many external courses. We cater for individual as well as larger groups of 6-16.
Courses available online are :
- Mental Health First Aider MHFA 2 DAY (14 Hour)
- MH Champion 1 DAY (8 Hour)
- MH Aware HALF DAY (4 Hour)
- MHFA Refresher HALF DAY (4 Hour)
Preferential rates are available for in-house courses - please enquire here.
Training will include
An understanding of what mental health is, how to challenge and reduce stigma and how to advocate for mental health awareness
An understanding of some common mental health conditions and how to notice some warning signs of illness
Hints and tips on looking after your own mental health
Skills to support positive mental wellbeing
Confidence to interact with someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue
Skills to help someone on a first aid basis and to prevent them hurting themselves or others
Knowledge and skills to guide someone to the right support and to help them recover faster
THE FINANCIAL COST OF POOR MENTAL HEALTH.
Mental health issues cost £1,300 for every employee in the UK.
By far the largest part of the business cost is in the form of reduced productivity among people who are at work but unwell: or ‘presenteeism’. This costs businesses almost twice as much as sickness absence relating to poor mental health. The remaining costs relate to staff turnover – people leaving their jobs as a result of poor mental health.
Centre for Mental Health chief executive Sarah Hughes said:
“At any one time, one in five working people will have a mental health difficulty. Many will never get any help. Some end up losing their jobs while for others being at work is an important part of recovering from a mental health problem….more and more employers have started to take the issue seriously and do more to support the wellbeing of their staff. “
Research has proven, again and again, that with the introduction of Mental Health First Aid into the workplace issues are talked about more openly, more people with mental health problems are speaking about their experiences, and seeking support when they need it.
Businesses save money in three main ways.
Lower absenteeism with earlier interventions for poor mental health.
Lower staff turnover due to people leaving because of mental health crisis.
More productive staff due to knowledge around stress and working whilst unwell or ‘presenteeism'.
"The results of our updated return on investment (ROI) analysis show a complex but positive case for employers to invest in the mental health of their employees, with a return of £5 for every £1 spent (5:1)"