Mental Health Training

Why Mental Health Training?

Mental Health training in the workplace is high priority for many. The cost to business is not just financial but if left untreated, ill mental health can affect relationships with colleagues, friends, family and ultimately quality of life.

WorkWise offers several training options namely Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses and Mapping Mental Health Principles, a bespoke offering tailored to Managers.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

A selection of courses including half day, one day and a more comprehensive two day qualification.

Mapping Mental Health Principles

2 1/2 hour interactive session supported supported with access to an online portal to refer to.

Mental Health First Aid Training (MHFA)

 An internationally recognised course which teaches people how to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. Every course is delivered by a quality assured instructor accredited by the Royal Society of Public Health.

1. Two Day Mental Health First Aid

A good understanding of mental health and contributors that can affect your and other people’s wellbeing.

  • Practical skills to recognise the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • How to start a supportive conversation with a colleague
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
  • Interpersonal skills such as empathy and non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by signposting them to appropriate support
  • Maintain confidentiality where appropriate
  • Protect themselves while performing their role

2. One Day Mental Health Champions

3. Half Day Mental Health Awareness Training

4. MHFA Refresher Training

These courses have been modified by MHFA England to deliver online and is also available face to face. Receive a certificate of attendance, manual for reference and a workbook.

Mapping Mental Health Principles

Managers are in a strong position to promote wellbeing and positive mental health of their teams. Being a specialist in mental health or having therapist and counsellor qualifications is NOT expected, however, being able to recognise early signs of distress and signpost to appropriate support can be very helpful.

This 2 ½ hour online session is interactive, informative and engaging. The content is developed considering a global perspective. Attendees have access to the online portal following the training. This helps to not only embed knowledge but offers practical exercises and resources too.

  • What is Mental Health: Mental Health is integral to living a healthy, balanced life -our psychological and emotional wellbeing.
  • Developing a holistic understanding and recognising the different contributors is beneficial.
  • What is an inclusive Mental Health culture?
  • Stigma and discrimination still exist –how can we create an environment whereby everyone feels comfortable to discuss this topic?
  • An introduction to Ill Mental Health: There is a vast amount of mental illnesses -an introduction to anxiety, depression, suicide and other.
  • How exactly do we start a conversation on this topic?

United Kingdom

Mental ill health costs UK employers £34.9 billion each year, the equivalent of £1,300 for every employee in the UK workforce.

  • 60% of UK employees have experienced a mental health issue due to work/where work was a contributing factor. So, what are the implications of this?
  • In 2016 in the UK there were 15.8 million days of sickness absence caused by mental health issues (including stress, depression and anxiety).
  • The cost of presenteeism (people coming to work and under-performing due to ill health) is £21.2 billion to the UK economy each year.

References: MHFA

United States of America

Mental illnesses are among the most common health conditions in the United States.

  • More than 50% will be diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder at some point in their lifetime.
  • 1 in 5 Americans will experience a mental illness in a given year.
  • 1 in 25 Americans lives with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression.

References: CDC

Very insightful and useful session especially in a more virtual world. Liked the format of training and lots of opportunity and prompting for collaboration – very engaging.”

Enterprise Software Firm

Our Mission...

We’re on a mission to reduce the stigma associated with Mental Health. We aim to do this by starting conversations, increasing awareness and offering Mental Health First Aid training. We will also empower individuals to recognise wellbeing choices and create healthy habits for a lifetime.

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