Mental Health First Aid Training and Mental Health Awareness Raising Sessions
These sessions are essential for building resilience and understanding within any team.
The stigma and judgements associated with poor mental health can cause untold damage within teams. This can impact on productivity as well as the health of the individuals involved.
Has there been an incident at work?
Do employees deal with traumatic situations as part of their role?
SSS can help you promote a culture of positive mental health, understanding and resilience through targeted work groups, individual support and one to one therapy as necessary.
A Benenden Health Survey (2017) found that ‘Modern day pressures, combined with ‘always connected’ lifestyles, make stress, anxiety and other mental health issues more prevalent today. The survey revealed that the majority of employees (70%) have suffered with a condition related to mental health at some point in their lives.
The World Health Organisation stated in May 2019 that negative work environments can lead to both physical and mental health problems, and aggravate any existing issues an employee has.
Following SSS Intervention…
Employers engaging in actively promoting positive mental health strategies within the workplace reap many benefits.
Recent research by Group Risk Development (GRiD) (May 2020) found the following: Over four-fifths (81%) of employers believe it’s good for business to look after the mental wellbeing of its workforce and, just under half (48%) feel that supporting employee wellbeing demonstrates care for employees, producing loyalty and engagement.
41% cited an increase in productivity a positive outcome, while 40% said it can decrease the number and length of absences.
Furthermore, just over a third (38%) believe that it is integral to improve employee culture, while over one in four (28%) helps them to differentiate them from competitors, helping recruitment and retention.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England – First Aiders in the Workplace
MHFA England are the largest provider of Mental Health First Aid training in the UK and Europe, with over ten years of experience supporting businesses to create and sustain healthier workplaces.
‘Poor mental health costs UK employers up to £45 billion each year. But for every £1 spent by employers on mental health interventions, they get back £5 in reduced absence, presenteeism, and staff turnover’
SSS is a provider of the MHFA Adult First Aider training. This training supports you to manage health and wellbeing proactively, minimise the impact of mental ill health on your business and your people, and promote and maintain healthy workplaces. SSS offer the MHFA course in person or as an online package.