HSE statistics form 19/20 show that there were 17.9 million working days lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety. They data shows 828,000 workers suffering from work related stress, depression or anxiety with 347,000 of these being new cases.
The two-day course is specifically designed for those who would like to raise their awareness of mental health, develop an understanding on how best to support, reassure and signpost colleagues to professional support. It will allow a greater understanding of common mental health issues, as well as how best to support and guide someone to professional help, you can help further reduce the stigma associated with mental health in the UK
- 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 aide
- Common mental health conditions, including:
- Characteristics and features
- Work-related stress
- Eating disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Promoting positive mental health first aid in the workplace
- Best practice for employers
- Mental health first aid at work action plan
- Appropriate coping strategies
- How employers can provide support to employees in the workplace
- 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
No previous experience required
A Qualsafe certificate will be provided when passing the course. This is valid for three years.
How the course is delivered
This two day course can be taught face to face or virtually, in 2 full days or 4 half days.
£200 (ex VAT) per person for virtual courses