Mental Health First Aiders
Mental health support is needed now more than ever, and that extends to the workplace.
As people play such a crucial role in our service delivery, it’s imperative that we ensure we are focussed on providing support to our colleagues when it comes to their mental health and wellbeing.
Three members of our team, Darran Yates, ESG, Innovations & Research Director, Kellyann Joce, Sales Hub Co-ordinator, and Kareen Rees, HR Manager, have just completed a 2-day Mental Health First Aider Course that was run by MHFA England, a social enterprise with a vision to improve the mental health of the nation.
From L-R - Kellyann Joce, Darran Yates, Karen Rees
MHFA England have spent 15 years generating conversation around workplace mental health, and they have a great understanding the importance of maintaining employee wellbeing.
Their training is grounded in proven techniques and has been developed with clinical practitioners to ensure excellent course content.
Darran Yate, ESG, Innovations & Research Director, tells us about his experience on the course and what it meant to him.
“The overarching aim and objective of a Mental Health First Aider (MHFA) is to preserve life and provide signposts and directions to help and support.
We learnt that this can be achieved by MHFA’s recognising early potential issues that could, or that are, spiralling out of control and therefore then provide suitable intervention.
We have first aiders for our physicality, it is only right to have the same for what is inside and underneath.”
At Indepth we want to make sure that our colleagues know that it is okay to not be okay, and that we are all in this together. Our three MHFA’s are here to support each and every individual within our organisation and can be contacted via our UK Hub.