Mental ill-health is responsible for approximately 70 million working days lost every year.
Stress, anxiety and depression are the biggest causes of sickness absence in the UK. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England training helps to create a safe, healthy workplace where employees’ mental health and physical health are valued equally.
Benefits of training
Training equips people with the tools to spot the signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions. It encourages staff to care for their own mental health and that of their colleagues and access timely professional support and resources.
Independent research and evaluation show that Mental Health First Aid England courses:
raise awareness and mental health literacy
reduce stigma around mental ill-health
boost knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues
encourage people to start a conversation with a person who may be experiencing a mental health issue
promote early intervention which enables recovery
Sessions are designed to benefit employees, line managers, HR professionals, OH professionals and senior leaders alike. MHFA training is evidence-based and taught in over 25 countries across all sectors.