Around 25 per cent of the UK population will experience a mental health problem at some point in
their lives. Most are mild, tend to be short-term and are usually treated successfully with therapy
But it is still a significant problem. Mental Health First Aid teaches participants how to notice and
support individuals who may be experiencing mental health issues or exhibiting the signs of
substance use in a work environment. They are also taught how to connect those people with
appropriate help from fellow employees, community resources or healthcare professionals.
The course introduces the subject and outlines the benefits of Mental Health first aid and workplace
wellness schemes. It then goes on to cover the effects of stress on individuals and teams and
discusses how stress and mental health are linked.
It then covers the roles of employers, managers and employees in ensuring that a Mental Health
First Aid programme is successful. It concludes with a series of practical examples of how to apply
mental health first aid to real situations, how to support employees who are experiencing mental
health issues and where to point them for further help and advice
This course is aimed at people in the workplace that would like to become a Mental Health First
Aider in their workplace or for Supervisors or Managers that are interested in starting a Mental
Health First Aid programme in their workplace.
The role of management
Define and understand the importance of Mental Health First Aid
Develop a greater understanding of mental health issues and the benefits of Mental Health First Aid
Understand the roles and responsibilities of employers and employees in achieving better mental health in the workplace.
Identify the issues of stress in the workplace.
Develop and understand a wellness strategy within the workplace
This course is endorsed by Gatehouse Awards
Other courses that complement this one could include Developing a Workplace Mental Health
Policy, Stress Awareness and Developing Teamwork, which is also endorsed by the ILM
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