Alongside first aid needs assessments, the HSE recommends investing in having personnel trained to identify and understand symptoms and able to support someone who might be experiencing a mental health issue. Its guidance states:
“You should consider ways to manage mental ill health in your workplace which are appropriate for your business, such as providing information or training for managers and employees, employing occupational health professionals, appointing mental health trained first aiders and implementing employee support programmes.
“First aid training courses covering mental health, teach delegates how to recognise warning signs of mental ill-health and help them to develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone while keeping themselves safe.”
Mental health awareness courses
We’ve been leading the pack with mental health awareness training, using our online courses which can be completed without needing to leave the office or even your own home!
Our range of courses has something for everybody at various levels, from all staff to managers and anyone responsible for managing and supporting those suffering from mental health issues in the workplace.
These thorough courses cover:
- Understanding mental health
- Recognising and discussing issues
- Workplace support and responsibilities
- Promoting a healthy work environment
Understand mental health issues, how to discuss them with them and how to support sufferers by creating a healthy workplace environment. View our courses here:
See our range of mental health courses here: www.protrainings.uk/courses/42-mental-health/topic
You can also book a classroom course. ProTrainings has over 1000 instructors across the UK and is able to provide classroom-based training at your facility or off-site.
Visit our level 2 Mental Health in the workplace online course.
Contact us to arrange classroom courses at your workplace on 01206 805359 or email firstname.lastname@example.org