Over the last few years mental health at work has become a priority issue for employers. Many companies are increasingly turning to training such as MHFA, or other mental health awareness courses. Absenteeism, lost productivity and staff turnover cost billions annually.
Knowledge and training on how to manage people experiencing problems with their mental health at work can only be a positive thing. We know that stress, employment demands and a wide range of personal factors can contribute to poor mental wellbeing.
Events outside of work also affect our mental health and employers often struggle to support their staff when they are in difficulty. Managers and colleagues may lack the knowledge or the skills to support someone with a mental health problem. What should I say? What can I do to help? How can I help with reasonable adjustments? These are all frequently asked questions.
Learning how to approach a person experiencing mental health problems, knowing how and when to intervene and provide reassurance, as well as understanding where to get the help, can improve confidence and the way in which people are supported. We should all strive to build healthy workplaces in which people feel safe, supported and able to do their best work, so understanding mental health is important on both a personal and on a business level.
We have a range of fully accredited training solutions of varying types and duration that can help you improve the way in which you support staff and colleagues. If you like, you can take a tiered approach so that people with different roles get the training that is appropriate to them.
Mental Health Awareness Courses
- Mental Health Awareness Training
- Mental Health for Managers
- Safeguarding Employees After Incidents – SEAI
- Mental Health First Aid