1 in 4 people in the UK suffer from a mental health problem at some point in their lives and the amount of mental health related sickness absence on the increase. The Mental Health Foundation and London School of Economics estimate that mental ill health costs the UK economy nearly £118 billion per year. Employers have a legal duty to assess and reduce risks to employees’ health, safety and welfare, this includes their mental health. There are many steps that employers can identify as part of their risk controls and can take to support the mental health of employees. Mental health first aid training and awareness training for managers, in conjunction with other measures within the workplace, can assist in supporting employees effectively.

Training for those who will be responsible for managing others, organising first aid for mental health or supporting those providing first aid for mental health to others will help them understand how best to do so. Adequate training for those who will be appointed as First Aiders for Mental Health will ensure they have the skills and knowledge necessary to provide support and assistance to their colleagues.

We offer a number of Ofqual regulated and accredited qualifications from awareness to management level. Please email admin@hsftraining.co.uk if you would like to discuss which Mental Health First Aid training or other options would be best for you and your organisation.

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