You would probably know what to do if your colleague became physically ill. But would you know what to do if someone suffered from poor mental health?
Approximately 10 million work days are lost in the UK due to poor mental health, costing the UK economy around £100 billion each year. This problem is not restricted to the workplace as on average 3 children in every classroom have a mental health issue.
We at DMWS Training therefore believe that every workplace, including schools, should have a Mental Health First Aider as well as a physical First Aider. Today, on World Mental Health Day, we would like to congratulate all the individuals and organisations who have successfully completed Mental Health First Aid training with us. We are passionate about what we do and our mission is to empower people to promote good mental health not just in their workplace but in their daily life.
Mental Health First Aid is for everyone: We have trained people from a variety of job roles including Teachers, Youth Workers, Engineers, Police Officers, Nurses, Administrators, Soldiers, Counsellor, Receptionists, Firefighters, Solicitors, Paramedics, Physiotherapists, Company Directors and Welfare Officers.
Those we have trained say:
“Excellent course – can’t wait to put it into practice”
“Great course, very informative and well delivered”
“Very interesting course, It would be great if it was as widely recognised as physical first aid. The skills I’ve gained are important and will be used.”
Benefits for individuals:
- Widened knowledge and skillset
- Increased confidence in supporting others
- Ability to identify issues early
- Better understanding of how to help and signpost
- Improved personal resilience
Benefits for employers and organisations:
- Reduced sickness absence
- Strengthened organisational resilience
- Improved staff morale
- Optimised employee engagement
- Healthier workplace
Our comprehensive portfolio includes mental health, resilience, wellbeing and welfare training courses which can be delivered at clients’ own premises or at our training facilities near Andover. Our training provides both preventative and interventional strategies.
Contact our training team to find out more:
Phone: 01264 774 008