Why Mental Health First Aid Training in the Workplace is important?
What is Mental Health in the Workplace?
Mental Health in the workplace can be anything relating to an employees wellbeing or mental health... From experiencing sleep difficulties, feeling stressed or anxious to having a severe mental health condition such as Post Traumatic Stress or Psychosis. Every one experiences varying types of mental health and with the right support and understanding from an employer, many people can continue to work in their role.
How do I become a Mental Health First Aider?
How do I become a Mental Health Champion?
Why does a business need to train their staff in Mental Health? Is it mandatory?
Mental Health is coming to the forefront for need of training for businesses who employ staff in all industries.
HSE Guidance states "Whether work is causing the health issue or aggravating it, employers have a legal responsibility to help their employees. Work-related mental health issues must to be assessed to measure the levels of risk to staff."
To improve your staff attendance and ensure your staff feel supported around their mental health, can enable them to continue to carry out their duties without absence.
Without a doubt, the pandemic has significantly changed the way we all work. With such a high percentage of people now hybrid working, it is clear that working from home is here to stay for the foreseeable future. This is why it is important that businesses adapt their mental health and wellbeing support systems so that they continue to cater for everyone regardless of where they work.
Training up members of staff to create more awareness and giving them the tools they need to recognise and support staff with their mental health will benefit all parties.
There are various levels of training in Mental Health to suit different members of your staff, please see below:
Half day Online Mental Health Awareness course - Suited to all staff to understand their own mental health and wellbeing and how they can maintain good mental health.
One day Mental Health online course - Suited to staff you may choose to become Mental Health Champions to provide advice and guidance to individuals or the team/support managers.
Two Day Mental Health First Aid online course- To become a Mental Health First Aider - this could be for supervisor, managers or persons interested in providing additional support. They will learn to identify, support and create an action plan for employees who may be experiencing poor mental health or who are returning to work following a leave of absence due to a mental health issue.
Why choose a Qualsafe Award course with Your Training Health & Safety?
Your training will be provided by a qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructor holding a regulated training and assessing qualification. Your trainer also has extensive experience of working with people experiencing poor mental health.
Qualsafe Awards is one of the largest Ofqual recognised Awarding Organisations in the UK and has been voted the UK’s Best Business (SME) 2018. Qualsafe have also been shortlisted for several prestigious awards from the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB), including Awarding Organisation of the Year, Qualification of the Year, Innovation of the Year, Collaboration of the Year, plus much more.
You can be reassured of the best quality of training and that Your Training Health & Safety operates an Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Process and Practice.
Level 2 and Level 3 course students are provided with workbooks to prepare and assist learners with training and ongoing provision of support : What is mental health, anxiety disorders, the role of a mental health first aider, implementing good mental health practice in the workplace, plus much more! This book also provides substantial links/signposting to access further support for your employees mental health and wellbeing.