Mental health first aid in the workplace

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) in the workplace is increasingly being considered as important as Health and Safety First Aid. Expert training and support in this area can help you manage and maintain positive wellbeing within a working environment. A qualified MHFA person can help the team spot signs of mental health issues amongst colleagues […]

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25th April 2019

MHFA

Mental health first aider role

Being a Mental Health First Aider (MHFA) is essentially a two pronged role. You will become the go-to person for anyone experiencing or concerned with mental health issues. You will also be the person who has the skills to identify any person who may be affected by mental health and will be aware of what […]

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26th April 2019

MHFA

Managing mental health in the workplace

According to statistics by the Government’s Department of Health, one in four of us will experience mental health issues at some point in our lives. This is a growing statistic and employees cannot afford to ignore the issues surrounding mental health in the workplace any longer. Understanding is the first stage in a successful management […]

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29th April 2019

MHFA

Showing support MHFA training

Showing your support through Mental Health training

Almost half a million people in the UK have now undertaken a Mental Health First Aider (MHFA) training course, which accounts for around one in every 100 adults. Reports suggest that over 140,000 people where trained in 2018 – 2019 alone, incorporating a vast range of disciplines and roles. This upward trend inevitably coincides with […]

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12th December 2019

MHFA

Woman for Depression

What is Depression?

It seems in today’s society and working environments that the more we become aware of the variety of Mental Health issues that can occur – the more they seem to be prevalent. Mental Health First Aid and positive psychology strategies have never been more important – certainly to organisations in which HR and H&S departments […]

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20th February 2020

Depression|MHFA

Panic Attacks in the Workplace

Although anxiety is often accompanied by physical symptoms, such as a racing heart or knots in your stomach, what differentiates a panic attack from other anxiety symptoms is the intensity and duration of the symptoms. Panic attacks typically reach their peak level of intensity in 10 minutes or less and then begin to subside. Due […]

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28th February 2020

Resilience

Stress Management

HSE Stress at Work Standards – What employers need to know

What are the Management Standards for Stress at Work ? The HSE Management Standards for Stress at Work cover 6 key areas of work design. if these areas are not managed properly they can result in poor mental health and wellbeing, lower productivity and increased sickness absence due to stress and other mental health related […]

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9th March 2020

MHFA|Stress

Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – How CBT helps with our Mental Wellbeing

Life is unpredictable. As we are now seeing around the world with the COVID-19 outbreak. If we are to be resilient to the unexpected crises and adversity, its important to brush up on some simple positive psychology techniques to keep ontop of our mental welbeing. Cognitive therapy is based on the theory that much of […]

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19th March 2020

Depression|MHFA|Resilience|Stress

Mindfulness Support For Employers

Resource Pack: Easy Mindfulness Activities for Home-Workers during COVID-19

Mindfulness and home-working support for employers – Coronavirus: Coronavirus has driven many employees into a home-working situation. The current Coronavirus outbreak is set to last for many months and during this time we encourage employers to help their staff, who can then enable others to manage the stresses and strains that will occur over time […]

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23rd March 2020

Depression|MHFA|Resilience|Stress|Wellbeing

Resilience Training Tips and Advice

RESOURCE PACK: RESILIENCE TOOLKIT EXERCISE

Resilience Training Tips and Advice If you are reading this blog as an employer, an individual or a Mental Health First Aider within your organisation. We are explaining the 5 core themes in a ‘Resilience Toolkit’ and will be introducing SMART goals as a resource that you can use yourself or share with your colleagues. […]

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23rd March 2020

Resilience|Stress|Wellbeing

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