When we think of first aid, we tend to picture a green box filled with plasters, bandages and antiseptic cream for the various cuts and scrapes we accumulate from accidents in the workplace.
What is mental health first aid?
Mental health first aid is a training programme that teaches people how to help those suffering from a mental health problem or crisis.
What are the benefits of having a mental health first aider in the workplace?
According to the Centre for Mental Health, mental ill health costs UK employers £34.9 billion per year. Findings published in 2017 show employers can reduce this cost by about 30 per cent by making simple improvements to benefit mental health in the workplace.
Where can I find a Mental Health First Aid course?
Providers such as the St John Ambulance and 4 Minutes Training can deliver Mental Health First Aid courses at your premises.