As Mental Health Awareness week draws to a close, we are pleased to announce that we will soon offer Mental Health First Aid training.

The importance of mental health and wellbeing in the workplace is increasingly being recognised, as are the consequences of neglecting these areas. For example, the Health and Safety Executive estimate that 49% of UK sick days are as a result of stress, anxiety and depression. Whilst the causes can be extremely complex, employers need to consider what can be done in the workplace to support those with mental health problems.

Mental Health First Aid Training

Amongst the strategies to support good mental health and wellbeing, an employer could providing central points of contact from whom employees can seek support or assistance to access additional help. Mental Health First aid training equips personnel with the skills to recognise mental health conditions, provide support and how to signpost someone to professional help.

We will soon be offering a range of Mental Health First Aid courses:

  • Level 1 Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (4 hours)
  • Level 2 First Aid for Mental Health (1 day)
  • Level 3 Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (2 days)

Courses will be available as both in-house training, delivered at your site on dates and at times to suit you, as well as open courses scheduled throughout the year to be held at our comfortable training venue in Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, close to Durham, Newcastle and easily accessible from all areas of the North East.

We will release further details soon, however if you would like to be the first to receive news regarding our Mental Health First Aid training, please contact us to be added to our mailing list.