Updated: Jan 20, 2019
From MHFA Englands website... the 'Where's your head at' campaign steps forward.
Where's Your Head At?
We’re Nearly There - But There’s More Work To Do!
Where’s Your Head At? is a campaign which will improve the mental health of the nation by ensuring employers look after the wellbeing of their workforce. We all have mental health – In just the same way as we each have a physical fitness. Evidence also shows that the earlier a mental health issue - like stress, anxiety or depression - is detected the easier it is to manage and treat. We want to make it easy for you to talk about your mental health at work & ensure that there are trained colleagues on site who know how to point you in the direction of any help you might need.
We’ve delivered our petition to Downing Street calling for the law to be changed and are pleased to announce that mental health first aid in the workplace will be debated in the House of Commons Wednesday 19th December 2019. There are still ways you can get involved:
Contact your local MP to ask them to join the back bench debate taking place on Wednesday 19th DecemberYou can still sign our petition at change.org/wheresyourheadat - the number will keep going up until we’ve had the law changed, so remember to share it with your friends, family and colleagues. Every new signature is a reminder to lawmakers that this is an issue that affects us all.Request that your organisation has a trained Mental Health First Aider.If you work for large organisation, let your leadership team know that they can also support our campaign. Get in touch to find out how firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Is Mental Health First Aider?
A mental health first aider is...
A person in the workplace or college who has been trained to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
They aren't a therapist, but someone who is able to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis - and even potentially stop a crisis from happening. This is because they've received training recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and have developed the skills to support someone."
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