Mental Health Awareness First Aid

Each year approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health condition and at least 1 in 6 employees experience common mental health problems in the workplace. Research has shown that work is the biggest cause of stress which can stop people performing at their best.

Mental health is about how we think, feel and behave. Anxiety and depression are the most common mental health problems. They are often a reaction to a difficult life event, such as a bereavement or relationship breakdown, but can also be caused by work-related issues.

Allstar Training Ltd are pleased to offer a range of courses which will provide delegates with the knowledge to recognise mental health conditions, how to start a supportive conversation and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help. Delegates will know how to recognise and manage stress.

It is important to note that delegates will not diagnose or treat mental health conditions as this can only be carried out by healthcare professionals, but will gain the knowledge to identify when a person may have a condition and know where they can go to get help.

There is currently no legal change to make it mandatory for there to be a mental health first aid appointed person in the workplace as yet, however this it is hopeful that the government will look at this as a need for the near future.

To find out more details on mental health for employees and line managers, guidelines are available from the HSE. http://www.hse.gov.uk/stress/mental-health.htm