Why Mental Health Training?

One in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem this year.

 

There is a strong relationship between staff wellbeing and motivation and performance. Taking a positive approach to mental health at work will help your staff and your business to grow.

 

Did you know that stress, anxiety and depression are the biggest cause of sickness absence in our society?

 

Mental ill health is responsible for 91 million working days lost every year.

When people have positive mental health, they are able to realise their full potential, they can cope with the pressures of life and work productively.  

It is important to create a culture that promotes positive mental health, ensuring everyone can talk about how they are feeling. Maintaining good mental health is assisted by a number of things, having clear job roles, responsive line managers, healthy diet and exercise plus many other factors.

 

Taking a positive approach to mental health and wellbeing can mean that your business attracts the best talent, your staff are more engaged and motivated, and they are not searching for new employment.  You have less turnover and a reduction in absence and presenteeism.

 

To implement your approach to mental health it is essential that your employees receive training so they have the competence and confidence to support colleagues who may be experiencing mental health issues in the workplace. 

 

Training for line managers is particularly important as they play a crucial role in balancing the aims of your business with your employee’s health and wellbeing. 

 

Introducing MHFA amongst your workforce has a positive influence on your bottom line as well as making a real difference in people’s lives.

Our team will support you to improve health and wellbeing and reduce the impact that mental ill health has on your business.  Quality mental health training, together with a robust wellbeing strategy gives people the tools to keep themselves healthy and support others.

 

Mental Health First Aid training courses also help to:

 

  • Build employees’ confidence to have open conversations around mental health and break the stigma.

  • Encourage people to access support early when needed, for a faster recovery.

  • Empower people with a long-term mental health issue or disability to thrive at work.

  • Promote a mentally healthy environment, stopping preventable issues and allowing people to thrive and become more productive.

  • Embed a long-term positive culture across the whole organisation, where employees recognise their mental and physical health are supported as equal parts of the whole person. 

 

 

We provide training in a safe, inclusive learning environment and every Mental Health First Aid course is delivered by a qualified instructor that is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.