One in four people in the UK and Ireland will suffer from a common mental health issue at work, every year. That’s a sobering statistic—it’s likely that an employee you know needs health and wellbeing support.
A great, proactive way to provide that support, is to raise understanding of mental health at work and gain actionable, practical skills with a Mental Health First Aid Adult online mental health training course, from Health Assured.
What is Mental Health First Aid?
Physical health issues are far easier to see than an employee’s poor mental health, so having the training to spot it is essential.
Mental Health First Aid is a mental health training course which teaches people to identify, understand, and help support a person at work who may need it.
The mental health training is fully certified and follows the nationally recognised Mental Health First Aid England (Adult) course.
On this two-day mental health course, you’ll learn to:
- Identify the early stages of a mental health problem
- Help someone who’s dealing with a mental health issue
- Help stop someone from self-harming or hurting others
- Help stop mental ill health from worsening
- Help someone have a quicker recovery
- Guide someone towards proper professional help
- Break the stigma of a mental health issue
Looking to do a mental health awareness course online?
Health Assured can offer the full Mental Health First Aid mental health course online.
This provides the same detailed training as the in-person sessions, and is fully certified. To participate, delegates must complete a pre-course—this will be provided online.
All you need is a computer, tablet or smartphone with video capability, an internet connection, and a place to sit for the two-day course.
Up to 16 delegates can participate in the training—contact us for more information today.
MHFA refresher courses
MHFA England recommend that qualified Mental Health First Aiders and Champions attend refresher courses every three years. This helps keep their training fresh in their minds, and provides updates on best practice and new methods.
They’re short courses—around two to three hours. A minimum of eight attendees are required, with a maximum of 25.
By doing the refresher course, you will:
- Renew your skills
- Update your knowledge of mental health support
- Practice the application of a MHFA action plan