The following information has been taken from the HSE.GOV website:
15.4 million working days were lost to work related stress, depression or anxiety in 2017/2018.
57% of all working days lost in 2017/2018 for absence were for work related, depression, anxiety or stress.
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.
Whether work is causing the health issue or aggravating it, employers have a legal responsibility to help their employees. Work related mental health issues must be assessed to measure the levels of risk to staff. Where a risk is identified, steps must be taken to remove it, or reduce it as far as reasonably practicable.
Mental Health First Aiders are the main point of contact for anyone going through a mental health problem, their role is to:
• Identify early signs and symptoms of mental ill-health
• Start supportive and difficult conversations with peers
• Listen without judgement and reassure the employee
• Assess the risk of self-harm and suicide and summon the appropriate emergency services if required
• Signpost and encourage professional support
• Reduce the stigma attached to mental health and promote awareness within the business
• Maintain confidentiality
A Mental Health First Aider would need to be an approachable employee who is brave enough to talk to people about mental health issues. They would need to be able to support and influence the business (and the people within the business) to create a safe culture where employee’s mental health can be discussed without fear of stigma or reprisal.
Cope Safety Management Ltd are pleased to be able to offer a 1 day accredited Mental Health First Aider course to provide the following learning outcomes:
• Know what mental health is, why people develop mental health conditions and the role of a First Aider
• Know how to provide advice and practical support for a person presenting a mental health condition
• Know how to recognise and manage stress
• Know how to recognise a range of mental health conditions
• Understand the impact of substance abuse on mental health
• Understand the first aid action plan for mental health and be able to put it in place
• Know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace
This course is designed for anyone with responsibility for employee wellbeing such as Managers, Directors, HR teams and First Aiders. As well as employee’s who have been identified by the business as the right calibre of person to be able to be a Mental Health First Aider.
At the end of the course there will be a written assessment to confirm your learning.
Date/TimeDate(s) - 10/11/2020
9:15 am - 4:30 pm
LocationCope Safety Management
(Please note that the price listed below does not include VAT)