Let’s start the conversation
Today is World Mental Health Day 2022, it highlights the fact that mental health issues can affect anyone at any time.
The theme this year is ensuring mental health becomes a global priority.
Focusing on our own mental health first and looking at all aspects of our life.
Work is a huge part of this, and the office environment has changed for employees and businesses.
In recent years, we’ve seen a global covid pandemic, economic decline, cost of living crisis, the adoption of hybrid working, the great resignation and a recruitment crisis. It has taken its toll on employees, and now – more than ever – they need mental health support in the workplace.
So, what responsibility does a business have for its staff in this area?
Obviously, a business has a “duty of care” and “corporate social responsibility” but is that enough?
Mike Lawrence Award-winning Health & Wellbeing Management Consultant and MHFA England Instructor Member suggests not:
The latest report from Deloitte suggests employers see a return of £5 on average for every £1 invested in staff wellbeing,
Independent study and evaluation demonstrate that employees who become an MHFAider® are able to:
- Have a conversation with improved mental health literacy around language and stigma
- Recognise those that may be experiencing poor mental health and provide them with first-level support and early intervention
- Know how to access a dedicated text service provided by Shout and ongoing learning opportunities with MHFA England
- Know how to use the MHFAider Support App®
By becoming aware and informed, managers and employees can more readily spot the signs and symptoms of mental health issues and provide the proper support.
Lawrence is hosting a Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider®) training course Redbourn Parish Centre, The Park, Redbourn AL3 7LR on the 20th and 21st October
Which learners will become a Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider®) and receive three years of certification, plus access to ongoing benefits.
As an MHFAider® you will be able to:
- Encourage a person to identify and access sources of professional help and other supports
- Practise active listening and empathy
- Discuss the MHFAider® role in depth, including boundaries and confidentiality
- Practise self-care
- Access to ongoing learning opportunities, resources and exclusive events
- Be part of the largest MHFAider® community in England
For more information click here