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DID YOU KNOW?

Stress, anxiety and depression are the biggest cause of sickness absence in our society. Mental ill-health is responsible for 91 million working days lost every year.

 

Mental ill-health costs UK employers £34.9 billion each year

  • £21.2 billion on reduced productivity

  • £10.6 billion on sickness absence

  • £3.1 billion on staff turnover 

The ultimate aim is to prevent people from becoming unwell.

For those who do, we have legal obligations that are covered in:

LAW

  • 'Duty of care' to protect health, safety and welfare of employees
    (Health and Safety at Work Act 1084)

  • Assess risks from hazards at work, including work-related mental health issues

  • The Equality Act 2010 protects disabled people from unfair treatment, this includes many people with a mental health issue

POLICY

  • Create a health and wellbeing strategy where physical and mental health are integrated  

BUILDING A MENTALLY HEALTH WORKPLACE
HOW WE CAN SUPPORT YOU
 

Our training and consultancy is here to support you to manage wellbeing proactively and minimise the impact of mental ill-health on work and life. We’ll work alongside you to deliver training that complements and enhances your existing wellbeing strategy if you have one. If you don’t, we’ll get you started on that journey and guide you along the way.

 

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England training courses teach people to spot the signs of mental health issues, offer initial help and guide a person towards support. We don’t teach people to be therapists, but we do teach people to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially reach out to someone before a crisis happens.

 

Quality mental health training, underpinned by a robust wellbeing strategy, gives people the tools to keep themselves healthy and support each other.

 

It can also help to:

  • Build employees’ confidence to have open conversations around mental health and break the stigma

  • Encourage people to access support early when needed, for a faster recovery

  • Empower people with a long term mental health issue or disability to thrive in work

  • Promote a mentally healthy environment, stopping preventable issues and allowing people to thrive and become more productive

  • Embed a long term positive culture across the whole organisation, where employees recognise their mental and physical health are supported as equal parts of the whole person

WHY CHOOSE OUR TRAINING?
 

Meet the Core Standards 
Help meet the recommended core standards for a healthy workplace as set out for all employers in the Government's Thriving at Work report.

 

Quality Assured 
Every MHFA England course is delivered by a qualified instructor who has completed our Instructor Training
programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health. We are the only provider of licensed Mental Health First Aid instructor training in England.

 

Safe
Our instructors provide a safe, inclusive learning environment and are trained to support people throughout the whole course.

 

Internationally Recognised
You’ll be joining a global community of over 3 million people around the world who have trained in MHFA skills. In England, we have trained over 400,000 people.

 

Community Interest
As a community interest company, our profits go back into driving our social mission – to spread mental health skills and awareness.

 

Evidence Based
Our courses are written by experts, grounded in research, and tested by people with lived experience of mental ill-health. Research and evaluation shows that MHFA England courses make a lasting difference in people’s knowledge and confidence around mental health

 
COURSES
 

We have training options to suit a range of timescales and budgets, from basic mental health awareness sessions to a full Mental Health First Aider qualification. They are all designed to benefit employees, line managers, HR professionals, OH workers and senior leaders alike – to let people meet the challenges of the workplace head on.

 

Click on the boxes below to explore:

TWO DAY

Mental Health First Aiders

ONE DAY

MHFA Champions

HALF DAY

Mental Health Aware

 
WORKPLACE TWO DAY COURSE 
 

Our two-day course qualifies employees as Mental Health First Aiders.

 

YOUR EMPLOYEES WILL GAIN

  • An in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing

  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of a range of mental health issues

  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress using the Mental Health First Aid action plan

  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening

  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support - whether through self-help resources, internal support such as EAP, or external sources such as their GP

  • Understanding of how to keep themselves safe while performing their duties

  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan

 

COST

We value this course at £250

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities and each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan. We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn. 

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A manual to refer to whenever they need it

  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support their own mental health

  • A certificate of attendance to say they are a Mental Health First Aider

  • A copy of the Line Managers' Resource, an invaluable source of advice on how to support an employee experiencing mental ill health

SESSION ONE
SESSION TWO
SESSION THREE
SESSION FOUR
 
SESSION ONE
SESSION TWO
WORKPLACE ONE DAY COURSE 
 

Our one-day mental health awareness and skills courses qualify employees as MHFA Champions.

 

YOUR EMPLOYEES WILL GAIN

  • Knowledge and confidence to provide Mental Health First Aid for the most common mental health issues

  • Understanding of how to help build a mentally healthy workplace, challenge stigma and support positive wellbeing

  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid action plan

 

COST

We value this course at £180

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities. We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn. 

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A manual to refer to whenever they need it

  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support their own mental health

  • A certificate of attendance to say they are an MHFA Champion

  • A copy of the Line Managers' Resource, an invaluable source of advice on how to support an employee experiencing mental ill health

 
WORKPLACE HALF DAY COURSE 
 

Our half day course is an introductory four-hour session to raise awareness of mental health.

 

YOUR EMPLOYEES WILL GAIN

  • An understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma

  • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues

  • An introduction to looking after their own mental health and maintaining wellbeing

  • Confidence to offer support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue

 

COST

We value this course at £100

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions, and workshop activities. We limit numbers to 25 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn. 

 

Everyone who completes the course gets:

  • A manual to refer to whenever you need it

  • A workbook including a helpful toolkit to support your own mental health

  • A certificate of attendance to say you are Mental Health Aware

FOUR HOUR SESSION