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Mental Health First Aid
About this course:

Our Adult MHFA Two Day course qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider giving you:

·       An in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
·       Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
·       Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
·       Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
·       Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to support

Overview:

Mental health related illness is now the biggest challenge for businesses across the UK. There are some very alarming figures and compelling evidence from the HSE, Mind, Mental Health First aid England (MHFA), the Office of National Statics, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and World Health Organisation (WHO) to mention a few. 

Legislation Update:

There is currently a lot of pressure on the UK Government to form legislation that will ensure that organisations have policies, procedures and individuals trained on mental health related issues in the same manner that you have people that are first aid at work trained.

The benefits to your business:

As you can see from the figures below, mental health is costing UK business a great deal of money across a range of different areas. 

·       Happy healthy staff enjoy their work, feel valued and stay with the company
·       Improved communication and cooperation
·       Increased productivity
·       Less human error = less mistakes and accidents
·       Less near misses = less minor injuries = less major injuries = less fatalities
·       Less damage to vehicles, plant and machinery = works better for longer
·       Less sick pay = less temporary cover for workers
·       Less investigation and legal costs  
·       Less compensation claims = decreased insurance premiums
·       Less enforcement notices, fines and prosecutions from the HSE
·       Improves reputation clients base = increased market share
·       More net profit for shareholders
·       More capital = more resources = more business growth = pay rises 
 
The statistics don’t lie:
 
·       1 in 4 people will suffer with a mental health related illness in their lifetime
·       Work related stress now accounts for nearly 50% of all work-related sickness
·       15.9 billion sickness days are currently being lost due to Mental Health related illness
·       This is costing UK employers an estimated £34.9 billion pounds per year
·       Suicide is the biggest cause of death to males between 20 – 49 in the UK
·       60% of all UK employees have experienced a mental health related issue at work
·       £3.1 billion is the cost to UK companies to replace and recruit staff
·       Early identification would save UK companies an estimated £8 billion pounds each year
·       84% of managers feel that their employee wellbeing is their responsibility
·       60% of employees would feel more motivated in work with mental health support

 

Course Prices:


£325 + VAT per person including workbook and certification.
Minimum attendance 8
Maximum attendance 16

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