What is mental health first aid training?
Mental health has become a prevalent issue globally as more people become aware of its importance. It has to do with an individual’s emotional well-being, state of mind, and ability to deal with stressful situations. It’s estimated that in the UK 1 in 4 people will experience mental health issues within their lifetime. This can be for various reasons, including stress from the workplace, past experiences, family bereavement etc., and these issues could be experienced in the short or long-term. As a result, mental health care has become a priority, making it vital for personnel within the healthcare sector to go through mental health first aid training.
Mental health first aid training equips people with skills that will help them quickly identify signs of deteriorating mental health and respond appropriately to them. This training enables you to understand those who experience mental health issues so you can support them and help them with other situations such as substance abuse, a panic attack, depression, etc.
The need to promote positive mental health
Promoting mental health requires a conscious effort in the workplace, schools, individually and in the community. Doing this provides several benefits such as:
Improving productivity at work and in school
Boosting your quality of life and self-esteem
Reducing the rate of suicides
Helping you to manage stressful situations better
Enhancing interpersonal relationships
Lowering crime rates
Reducing the stigma around mental health issues
Who is this training for?
Anyone can be a mental health first aider once trained. Whether you’re a concerned neighbour or family member, a teacher, staff member, business owner, etc., you qualify to take this training. Having a desire to make a difference and promote mental health awareness is enough basis for enrolling in the mental health first aid training.
Why Choose Us
Train with the Leicestershire Training Team
We provide mental health first aid training to organisations that seek to prioritise their staff’s mental health and well-being. Our solutions are custom-made to suit your company culture and specific employee needs. Our flexibility and human-centred approach makes our courses effective and convenient for our students. As a result, you’re able to achieve your organisational goals concerning mental health and well-being.
Poor mental health could significantly affect you as an individual, your staff, and the people around you. Therefore, it’s best to have some form of mental health first aid training to respond promptly to any mental health needs and equip you with the skills you need to be more compassionate and reassuring in such situations.
If you’re an organisation in or around the Leicestershire area and need mental health first aid training for your staff, you can get started here.
All of our courses include complimentary free certificates as well as handouts.
THE EFFECTS OF MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
EATING AND PERSONALITY DISORDERS
TREATMENT AND FIRST AID FOR DEPRESSION
DEALING WITH DISCRIMINATION AND STIGMA
COMMUNICATION AND LISTENING SKILLS
HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOUR OWN MENTAL HEALTH
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